Showing posts with label teacher wardrobe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label teacher wardrobe. Show all posts

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Tieks...It's a love-hate relationship

My Tieks arrived a week ago. I absolutely love everything about them except two things which I will explain further on down. I went with the ballerina pink, which is so beautiful and it will match all kinds of outfits. I slipped them onto my feet and they just felt "okay".

First, I want to say that these shoes are very high quality. They have great support (thus, the blue soles) with a thick foot bed, they have soft buttery leather that feels lovely, the back of the shoes do not rub. and they look absolutely great with skinny jeans. One other thing that is brilliant about this brand is the customer service! This is the only company that has that perfected. They told me to wear them around for a week or so (inside) and see if they would mold to my feet. If they didn't, I could return them for a full refund. You also have forever to return them as long as you don't wear them outside! They are wonderful to work with.


So, the two problems I had were in the toe area (keep in mind, my big toenails point slightly upward) and one shoe rubbed the top of my foot so much that I knew it would cause blisters. I believe it was the stitching. The toe area was my biggest concern. I absolutely cannot stand for shoes to squish my toenails on my big toes and make them sore. The shoes were the correct length because I've had a size larger in the past (they don't offer half sizes) and they were much too large. It was just the actual top part of the shoe that caused the soreness. I've posted some pictures to the left. You can see where I'm referring to. In the first picture, my feet are relaxed and that pointy spot is where my toenails get squished by the leather. I wore them for about three days at home with thick socks to attempt to stretch them a little. This was very painful for my toes, but I was determined to keep these Tieks. In the end, the right shoe got some better, but the left shoe remained the same. If you have flatter toenails, maybe they actually point straight or down, you would probably be able to wear these shoes comfortably.

The verdict. Sadly, I am going to return them. I just can't bare the thought of owning a pair of pricey flats and not even being able to wear them comfortably unless I have my sister-in-law break them in or something. Luckily, Spring is in the air and sandals will be worn like crazy by this pregnant chick.

I absolutely love the Tieks company! They are wonderful to work with and you may find a perfect pair, but for this girl, they're not my match. If you are nervous and have been studying on whether or not you'd like to purchase Tieks, they do offer FREE shipping both ways! Have a great day!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

TIEKS again...Are we meant to be?


So, several of you saw my post on Tieks by Gavrieli last year. If so, you also read that I ended up sending back both sizes due to the fact that they weren't the perfect fit. Guess what? I've changed my mind! So at a Matilda Jane party, I noticed my sister-in-law was wearing a pair of mustard yellow Tieks. I asked her first hand how she liked them. She responded with "they're wonderful"! I tried them on and they fit me like a glove. I was absolutely shocked by the comfort of these flats. They felt nothing like the black Tieks I had ordered and I was almost jealous. At the end of the party, I almost thought about walking off with them even though they were on her feet by that point. Haha.

My conclusion is that the Tieks must be worn for several days in order to allow the shoe to mold to your feet. This makes them perfectly soft, or maybe I just need someone with the same size foot to wear them in for me. I wasn't willing to risk this last year being that these shoes start at $175, but now that I have actual evidence through my sister-in-law that they do mold over time, I believe I will give them a try. What's it going to hurt besides my wallet? I've already spent a total of $100 on flats this year that are not comfortable at all getting ready for the spring days. I did end up with three pairs, but they won't last and I spend this amount each year replacing the dinky ones I purchased from random places like Old Navy, Loft, Gap or American Eagle. I guess in the beginning, I could have spent all this money on several pairs of good quality shoes like Tieks in the first place. I absolutely love flats and skinny jeans!!! So here are my color choices below that I've narrowed it down to.


Camel Brown

OR 

Ballerina Pink


After hours of thinking, researching and trying to decide on a color, I have chosen ballerina pink. I'm absolutely terrified they will get dirty very easy with me being a teacher, but I want something neutral and spring pretty. Okay. I'm changing my mind again. I may go with the Camel brown color instead to hide dirt marks. Which color should I choose? Help!!!!

Have a great day!! I hope this helps all you teacher ladies out there! I don't have mine yet, but when I get them, I'm going to walk you through my days in these shoes. I'm keeping them, too!

Please note that I did not write this blog post for profit, etc., this is solely me as an educator trying to save my feet from pain and still dress stylish at the same time.

Barnett's School House
Showing posts with label teacher wardrobe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label teacher wardrobe. Show all posts

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Tieks...It's a love-hate relationship

My Tieks arrived a week ago. I absolutely love everything about them except two things which I will explain further on down. I went with the ballerina pink, which is so beautiful and it will match all kinds of outfits. I slipped them onto my feet and they just felt "okay".

First, I want to say that these shoes are very high quality. They have great support (thus, the blue soles) with a thick foot bed, they have soft buttery leather that feels lovely, the back of the shoes do not rub. and they look absolutely great with skinny jeans. One other thing that is brilliant about this brand is the customer service! This is the only company that has that perfected. They told me to wear them around for a week or so (inside) and see if they would mold to my feet. If they didn't, I could return them for a full refund. You also have forever to return them as long as you don't wear them outside! They are wonderful to work with.


So, the two problems I had were in the toe area (keep in mind, my big toenails point slightly upward) and one shoe rubbed the top of my foot so much that I knew it would cause blisters. I believe it was the stitching. The toe area was my biggest concern. I absolutely cannot stand for shoes to squish my toenails on my big toes and make them sore. The shoes were the correct length because I've had a size larger in the past (they don't offer half sizes) and they were much too large. It was just the actual top part of the shoe that caused the soreness. I've posted some pictures to the left. You can see where I'm referring to. In the first picture, my feet are relaxed and that pointy spot is where my toenails get squished by the leather. I wore them for about three days at home with thick socks to attempt to stretch them a little. This was very painful for my toes, but I was determined to keep these Tieks. In the end, the right shoe got some better, but the left shoe remained the same. If you have flatter toenails, maybe they actually point straight or down, you would probably be able to wear these shoes comfortably.

The verdict. Sadly, I am going to return them. I just can't bare the thought of owning a pair of pricey flats and not even being able to wear them comfortably unless I have my sister-in-law break them in or something. Luckily, Spring is in the air and sandals will be worn like crazy by this pregnant chick.

I absolutely love the Tieks company! They are wonderful to work with and you may find a perfect pair, but for this girl, they're not my match. If you are nervous and have been studying on whether or not you'd like to purchase Tieks, they do offer FREE shipping both ways! Have a great day!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

TIEKS again...Are we meant to be?


So, several of you saw my post on Tieks by Gavrieli last year. If so, you also read that I ended up sending back both sizes due to the fact that they weren't the perfect fit. Guess what? I've changed my mind! So at a Matilda Jane party, I noticed my sister-in-law was wearing a pair of mustard yellow Tieks. I asked her first hand how she liked them. She responded with "they're wonderful"! I tried them on and they fit me like a glove. I was absolutely shocked by the comfort of these flats. They felt nothing like the black Tieks I had ordered and I was almost jealous. At the end of the party, I almost thought about walking off with them even though they were on her feet by that point. Haha.

My conclusion is that the Tieks must be worn for several days in order to allow the shoe to mold to your feet. This makes them perfectly soft, or maybe I just need someone with the same size foot to wear them in for me. I wasn't willing to risk this last year being that these shoes start at $175, but now that I have actual evidence through my sister-in-law that they do mold over time, I believe I will give them a try. What's it going to hurt besides my wallet? I've already spent a total of $100 on flats this year that are not comfortable at all getting ready for the spring days. I did end up with three pairs, but they won't last and I spend this amount each year replacing the dinky ones I purchased from random places like Old Navy, Loft, Gap or American Eagle. I guess in the beginning, I could have spent all this money on several pairs of good quality shoes like Tieks in the first place. I absolutely love flats and skinny jeans!!! So here are my color choices below that I've narrowed it down to.


Camel Brown

OR 

Ballerina Pink


After hours of thinking, researching and trying to decide on a color, I have chosen ballerina pink. I'm absolutely terrified they will get dirty very easy with me being a teacher, but I want something neutral and spring pretty. Okay. I'm changing my mind again. I may go with the Camel brown color instead to hide dirt marks. Which color should I choose? Help!!!!

Have a great day!! I hope this helps all you teacher ladies out there! I don't have mine yet, but when I get them, I'm going to walk you through my days in these shoes. I'm keeping them, too!

Please note that I did not write this blog post for profit, etc., this is solely me as an educator trying to save my feet from pain and still dress stylish at the same time.

Barnett's School House