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Are You Buying The Right Size Tieks?

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I LOVE shoes. They are my favorite thing to purchase and wear. There are many types of shoes I love, but my most favorites are Tieks. Tieks are my go to shoe of choice thanks to their amazing comfort level, durability, portability, and also their style factor. They even have a signature Tieks blue sole and stripe up the back of the shoe for a classy and unique look. Since you can’t try these shoes on before ordering them, how can you be sure you are buying the right size Tieks? After buying so many pairs of these ballet flats over the years I am going to share whether you should size up or down. 

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What Are Tieks Shoes?

In case you don’t own a pair of Tieks yet, or maybe you aren’t even sure what I am talking about, I will tell you the truth about Tieks. They are incredibly comfortable, Italian leather, flexible and fashionable flats.

Tieks have definitely gained in popularity, but there still seems to be a lot of people who shy away from these fabulous flats because they can only be purchased at one specific place online.

This means you can’t try them on before you buy them. For a first time Tieks buyer the question of what size Tieks to order as well as what color to choose can start to drive you crazy.

Buying the right size Tieks

Buying The Right Size Tieks:

Tieks are a very flexible type of flat shoe and since they are made with 100% Italian leather that is super supple, they do stretch a bit and will actually start to feel like they are molding to your foot (in a comfortable way).

Tieks do not run in half sizes, only whole.

To try to make sure you are buying the right size of Tieks the first time that you order, I always tell people they run pretty true to size, but if you wear a 1/2 size, then I would order the next full size up instead of sizing down.

I normally wear a size 5 1/2 in women’s shoes, but in Tieks I wear a size 6. I actually ordered and tried on a size 5 in Tieks the very first time I ordered so I could compare the sizes. Size 5 was too tight and the 6 fit just right.

plaid Tieks ballet flats

Can you return Tieks?

Tieks has fabulous customer service.

Once you receive and try on your Tieks (in the comfort of your own home) and if you find they don’t fit or if you would like to compare them with another size, simply call or email Tieks customer service and they will send you out another pair free of charge. The best part is that you will be able to have both pairs to try on and compare.

Once you decide which pair you want to keep, you simply mail back the other ones, free of charge.

My favorite Tieks to travel with currently are rose gold, and they have kept my feet comfortable plus fashionable while walking all around Disney World, New York City, Old San JuanParis and many more places.

Rose Gold Tieks Size 6

Both my 8 year old daughter and I love that Tieks recently started making this new sweet style of shoes so she can follow along in my footsteps. 

Now that you have some direction when it comes to buying the right size Tieks, you no longer have to worry and stress about sizing and can finally start ordering the best flats ever!


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Thursday 28th of December 2017

This summer, I ordered an 8 Silver Screen and its been miserable breaking them in. They finally feel ok but I didn't take into account that my feet swell daily, so even though I wear an 8, it's been a struggle. Fast forward to Christmas, I remembered your post and thought, "maybe I got the wrong size". I ordered Tangerine and Fuchsia in 9 and they fit perfect! Thanks so much!


Thursday 28th of December 2017

I am so glad you found the size that works for you!


Saturday 9th of December 2017

I ordered a size 7 black pair as my first ones, and they have worked out amazingly. When I first tried them, they were a little snug, but reading the reviews, I gave them time and now they are perfect. I ordered the leopard print as my second ones and they seem much tighter. I want to give them the same break in time, but I’m nervous they won’t stretch the same way. Do some textures/prints run slightly different in sizing?


Saturday 9th of December 2017

I absolutely love the leopard print Tieks! Yes, various textures/ prints definitely run differently. I find that the patents run tighter.


Friday 20th of October 2017

My favorite color is my Ruby Reds. I own 13 pair's.


Monday 9th of October 2017

I'm a guy that received his California Navy Tieks last November. They were perfect from day one. My challenge is that I have one foot slightly longer than the other. I typically order a women's size 10 1/2. I decided to size up to a size 11 when I purchased the Tieks. The Tieks have molded to my feet...the Italian leather helped to compensate for the difference in the length of my feet. Tieks are amazing!! I'm planning to purchase a pair of Tieks for my wife's next birthday. She has narrow feet and usually wears a 8 1/2...will order a size 8. My recommendation is that people that normally wear a 1/2 size and have wide feet size up and narrow feet size down.


Tuesday 10th of October 2017

I love that you love Tieks too! I actually have narrow feet and I always size up with Tieks. I think it is just based upon what feels best on your particular foot. That is why I love that Tieks has such amazing customer service.

Janet Davis

Friday 29th of September 2017

I've been reading all the comments about sizing. I own a poppy pair. I wear a size 6 1/2 but in some shoes downsize to a six. Never up to a 7. So I ordered the poppy in 6. Have had them a couple of years. They feel great in the heel but hurt the ends of my toes. I wear them often but only for a few hours at a time because they begin to hurt my toes, but never my heels. I just ordered the taupe and after much research decided to size up to a 7. Here's hoping this is the right size so I can wear them more. Will re-comment after they come and I try them out.


Friday 29th of September 2017

Yes, I am interested to hear what you think as I have always found it better to size up!