Someone online recently teased me, “Let me guess, you always check two bags when you fly.” Me? No way! I am a type-A, no-checked-bags kinda girl. And I was recently turned on to Tieks foldable flats, which makes this a lot easier, and my wardrobe a lot more chic while traveling. Plus, as an editor on the go, they fit in my day bag so I can change in and out of my heels. It’s so strange — this is the second pair of foldable flats I’ve fallen in love with this year. You could say that this brand-new funny term, “foldable flats,” has changed my life!
Tieks come in every color of the rainbow from the brightest brights (like my new hot pink!) to super-sparkly and nude neutrals. The best part? They couldn’t be easier to pack, yet are sturdy enough for a day of sightseeing or running around town. Each pair is hand-stitched and takes three days to make. These bad boys are built to last.
Tieks is run by head designer and president Dikla Gavrielli (shining next to her three male partners: her husband and two brothers), and the company has a foundation that has so far given almost $500,000 to entrepreneurial women in developing countries. That might explain why Oprah says she wears them every day; that seems like her kind of company. The company also has a new vegan line that would appeal to “a few” people I know.
Plus, you’ll be a sucker for the packaging…
I am obsessed!
To show how they look on, I defer to the pros:
To my friends in Vegas, my new love affair will not come as a surprise, and since we’re on the subject… I must, must, must go on a slight tangent against walking around Las Vegas Strip casinos barefoot, which a disgustingly enormous amount of women do, when their new bought-just-for-Vegas sky high heels start to hurt. This is never, ever ok! Since Tieks are made for quality, they have sturdy soles. If they don’t fit in your tiny evening bag, go to Target and buy the paper-thin version. They won’t last long, and you could never wear them “out,” but they will get you from the club to a cab, I promise.
I feel so much better.
I have been wearing those cheap-o lifesavers for awhile now, going through a pair every few months. It never occurred to me that a sturdier, fashion-forward version existed for my day bag and travel. I’m in heaven!
“Foldable flats” — who knew?
My Tieks were a gift, but my opinions are my own. I’ve already picked out my next two pairs!
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