I guarantee that if you visit or move to San Francisco you will quickly realize that all of your “comfortable” shoes you thought you owned are in fact, terrors for your feet. I was the flats lady, I owned countless J.Crew pairs and tennis shoes galor and considered myself a girl that valued a good walking shoe. That is, until I attempted to walk the hills of San Francisco for a full day and almost collapsed in pain. Shoes that support, that don’t rub, but that look good are imperative for the city, and also incredibly hard to come by. Enter, Tieks, my new found love.
With fully cushioned soles, arch support, and buttery soft leather that encases your feet, these flats truly are stellar. For my first pair I opted for a go-with-everything camel color in their softest leather. While they have a variety of colors and textures I’d imagine that the standard leather is the most comfortable as opposed to the snakeskin or patent options. The color is a yellow-tinted camel that blends with my skin tone pretty nicely and pairs well with most colors, and I find that the pop of blue in the sole actually adds a level of interest to otherwise neutral outfits.
Regarding comfort, I wore these flats all day walking nearly 10 miles through the city and felt no rubbing, blisters, aching in my feet, etc. They do have an elasticized upper that actually helps in the comfort area. This feature of the shoe keeps your foot encased while not squeezing it to death like other flats with similar design. They fit my slightly wide foot very well and I didn’t find that my foot “slid off” the side of the flat at all, as with others I own. All in all, i’m super pleased and have since recommended them to my mom!
If you’re in a city and need a walking shoe, I’m serious, try these.
Oh, and did you notice a little hair cut action happening above? My first SF haircut. New do: new city!