Camouflage Tieks have been heavily requested on social media. I'm happy to report that the people spoke and Tieks listened! Calouflage, Tieks' take on camouflage is finally in the Boutiek.
I've been a Tieks fan for several years and have been an active participant in their Facebook group, Tieks Anonymous. The other members are not shy about letting the brand know which styles they'd like to see (ahem, Amythesyst). Camouflage has been requested for as long as I can remember.
On August 16, 2022, Calouflage made its debut on the Tieks website. The natural colors of the California landscape inspired the print. Tieks wove grey, green, tan, and black together with gold flecks to shimmer on top of the cotton blend.
Why California Camo?
Tieks is based in Beverly Hills. Naturally, they're heavily influenced by the Golden State's aesthetic.
It's hard to show how these designer flats truly shimmer. They don't photograph as sparkly as they are in person.
How do Calouflage Tieks fit?
I'm a true size 8.5 in most brands, but always purchase a 9 in running shoes. Most of my Tieks are size 9. Tieks says most women who are half-size can comfortably size up or down. But, if you have a wide foot you should definitely size up. I've found that sizing up to a 9 is best for me. This works well most of the time, except when it comes to some of the fabric options, like Vegan Tieks and Mojave. I had to size up to a 10 for both of those.
Calouflage Tieks have a fabric upper with a leather insole and outsole. Tieks noted on the website, "The fabric used in Calouflage Tieks can fit a bit more snug, so we recommend going up to the next full size." I didn't see that when I placed my order so I ordered a 9. They are a tad snug, but not as tight as the Vegan or Mojave size 9 that I exchanged for size 10. I ended up keeping the 9 in this pair. Luckily, Tieks has a great return and exchange policy and will happily replace or return shoes in their original condition.
How much do the Camo Tieks cost?
The cost for these camo Tieks is $195. That's pretty standard for Tieks, with the range being $185 for classics up to $345 for certain prints.
How Do You Care for Calouflage Tieks?
Since the upper part of the flats is fabric, you should take care not to get them in dirty or sticky situations if possible. Unlike classics, you won't be able to clean and condition or polish your Tieks. And, unlike patents, you can't simply wipe the dirt away with a damp cloth.
Did they come with a special box topper?
Yes! As with most new releases in the past few years, Calouflage Tieks came with a special coordinating topper and card. If you're new to the brand and not sure what comes with your new ballet flats, check out my full Tieks review to see what comes with them.
The flower is crafted of camo colors including army green, tan, and black. It's beautiful!
Where can you buy these camo flats?
Tieks are only available on their website. They aren't sold in stores. If you want a pair and they're in stock, grab them while you can.