My favorite brand of flats just came out with a brand new style and I just had to have them. Rouge Tieks are here and I've got all the details about them, including sizing, some styling ideas, and side by side photos of them with similar colors.
Tieks have been my go-to flat for 4 years now. They are, by far, my favorite ballet flats and I've become somewhat of an expert on them over the years. I've currently got over 70 pairs in my collection, which you can see in my post about how to pick the perfect pair of Tieks shoes. Tieks are known for their supple leather flats, but over the past year or so they've started coming out with newer styles, like the textile Heritage Plaid Tieks. Now, they just released their first suede style. Of course, I just had to have them and I couldn't wait for them to arrive.
My first impression of these right out of the box was that they are indeed gorgeous. The 100% premium suede is soft and sumptuous and the color is everything. These Rouge Tieks fit perfectly and were so comfortable right out of the box.
For me, these are true to size. I'm a true 8.5 (and 9 in sneakers) and most of my Tieks are size 9 (besides a few Vegan Tieks and my Mojave Tieks). The size 9 in Rouge are keepers.
I won't go over the many, many reasons I'm obsessed with these flats since I've done that in my Tieks review, but just know that these suede flats are just as comfortable and mold to your feet like the other styles. As noted by Tieks, this suede leather has been double-dyed for maximum color saturation (and the color is AMAZING!) so color transfer is a possibility. You'll want to treat this style with a suede protectant like this Scotchgard Suede & Nubuck Protector to prevent that from happening. Be sure to check out my entire post about how to care for Rouge Tieks to learn more about which products to use and how to clean them when needed.
Styling Rouge Tieks
When it comes to styling these beautiful, bold rouge shoes, almost anything goes. I tried out a variety of outfits with these suede flats and I loved every look. From casual to cocktail, I think these flats work with any look. You can easily dress them up or down and they're perfect for the fall and winter months.
Jeans: American Eagle | Top: Express
Dress: Express Outlet
Sweater: Lululemon | Plaid Mini Skirt: American Eagle
Navy Shirt: H&M | Dark Green Pleated Skirt: H&M
Ruffle Deep V-Back Dress: BCBG Generation
Special thanks to the very talented Jenny B Photography for capturing these styling photos!
Rouge Tieks side-by-side comparison photos
I know a lot of people find my Tieks shoes resource helpful since I show photos of each pair individually the next to similar colors so I thought I would add those photos here as well for easy reference.
Cardinal Red Tieks on left, Rouge Tieks on right
Burgundy Tieks on left, Rouge Tieks on right
Ruby Red Tieks on left, Rouge on right
Red Diamon Tieks on left (limited-edition, retired Tieks style), Rouge on right
Fucshia Tieks on left, Rouge on right
Razzleberry Tieks on left, Rouge on right
Rought Tieks video
For more information about how I'm caring for my Rouge Tieks and to see the side-by-side color comparisons a little closer, check out this video about Rouge:
Thanks to you and your extensive Tieks information, I took advantage of Tieks' Heroes $100 coupon and bought a pair of the Rouge flats. The Navy is moving me to Spain in a few months. I look forward to traipsing around Europe in them!
Have you had issues with the rogue Tieks bleeding or discoloring your foot or socks? Considering them as a great “neutral” since I love red but wasn’t sure about the suede and coloring potential issue with transference.
Ruth V. says
I think this might happen if they get wet but I haven't run into this issue. Hope that helps!