No matter where I go, I always bring my Tieks. I've brought them on trips to the Bahamas, to interview celebrities in Los Angeles and most recently, I've walked miles around New York City in my trusted ballet flats. If you're wondering if Tieks are good for travel, the answer is YES! I'm going to tell you why Tieks are the best flats for travel and why they should be a fixture in your suitcase from now on.
Whether I'm traveling for business or pleasure, I'm usually always wearing my Tieks by Gavrieli ballet flats and I often get asked about those signature blue soles on my feet. I've left blue prints in quite a few states over the past few years, and I wanted to share why I think these are the best foldable flats on the market and why they're the perfect travel companion.
Why Tieks are the best flats for travel:
As I mentioned in my full review of Tieks, these designer flats are designed to be durable, yet flexible, so you can fold them into a purse (or suitcase!). The foldable design makes them super compact, especially when you pack them into their stretchy compressive storage pouch. That means they're perfect if you're trying to travel light.
Like I said in my post about why every woman should have a little blue stripe in her wardrobe, Tieks are super versatile. I wear my Tieks with formal dresses, sundresses, business casual attire, jeans and even shorts. That means you can probably get away with only bringing one pair of Tieks on most trips you take. I remember honeymooning through Italy and severely overpacking. I wish I'd had a pair of Tieks then!
So, you can fold them and they're compact. I know, I know. There are other brands of foldable flats. BUT, I'd like to make a bold statement and say they aren't as stylish or as comfortable as Tieks. I know because I've tried them. I've bought (and ended up donating) dozens of pairs of flats over the past 15 years. I can honestly say that since I've found Tieks, I haven't bought any other brand of flats. They are the clear winner in my book.
When I went to the Bahamas, I took my son with me, who had just turned 4-years-old at the time. I was a bit nervous about taking him on a plane by myself, but I felt like I could successfully keep up with him in my Tieks. They never slip off my feet and I feel like I can do just about anything in them.
During our time in the Bahamas, we toured the Graycliff hotel and made our own chocolates at their chocolate factory, visited the Pirate Museum, and walked for miles (and miles) while exploring the Atlantis resort and aquarium. I did it all in my Tieks and never missed a step! They are, by far, the most comfortable flats I've ever worn and my Fuchsia Tieks went with every single outfit I packed.
Last month, I flew to New York City and had the chance to explore the city. According to my activity tracker, I walked a little over 8 miles in my Obsidian Black Tieks. This was after spending the entire day at an expo, on my feet in those same flats.
Before Tieks, I would have had to wear sneakers to spend an entire day in the city. Believe me, nothing screams style and sophistication like a pair of tennis shoes (sarcastic font in heavy use here).
Fortunately, I've found Tieks! These ballet flats make a statement. They tell the world that you're a sophisticated traveler who won't sacrifice style for the sake of comfort. You can have both, thanks to Tieks!
If you happen to be an over-packer, rest assured that at least you can bring even more Tieks with you!
If you're not sure which pair to get, read more in my post about how to pick the perfect pair of Tieks Shoes. I've got TONS of photos and side by side comparisons for you.