A pair of ballet flats fit for a queen; that phrase perfectly describes Sapphire Tieks. I'm showing you these beautiful patent leather ballet flats and how I'm styling them.
It's been well established that I've got an obsession with Tieks. I won't go into all the reasons why I love these designer flats so much since I covered that in my full Tieks review, but let's just say they're they're the only brand of flats that I wear. In fact, I've acquired so many pairs over of the past 2 years that I published a Tieks comparison post of many popular colors so you could see side by side photos.
If you're part of the Tieks community, you know that new release time is very exciting. There's lots of speculation about which color or print would make a fabulous addition to the Boutiek. After the release of Red Diamond over Black Friday weekend in 2017, many women were hoping for an Emerald or Sapphire release and I'm thrilled that team Sapphire got its wish!
Most of the new releases over the past year have been coming with a special flower or box topper. Many of us were enamored with the box topper from Red Diamond and I'm absolutely in love with the special bejeweled Sapphire box topper.
Isn't it gorgeous?
After seeing the topper, I had high expectations for the shoes and I wasn't disappointed. These ballet flats are absolutely stunning in person. I couldn't believe how rich and regal the color is.
I couldn't wait to get these sapphire blue flats on my feet. Like my other Tieks, they were comfortable right out of the box. They're made of patent full-grain Italian leathers and have the non-elasticized, cushioned back that I know and love.
I love the contrast between the Tiek blue non-slip rubber soles and the shiny patent leather.
I tried to capture lots of different angles and exposures for you so you could see the rich color in all its glory.
Since I already have Cobalt Tieks, I was wondering how these would compare. If you want to see a side-by-side shot of those, be sure to visit my post about how to pick the perfect pair of Tieks shoes to see that picture and several others. I really enjoy my Cobalts, but there is just something about these Sapphire Tieks! The color is a bit deeper and more saturated. It's true love for me.
You can see side by side comparisons in my Sapphire Tieks video:
Sweater: GAP Outlet | Bag: Tory Burch | Pants: Joe's Jeans
Dress: Old Navy | Bag: Grateful Bags
Sweater and pants: GAP Outlet | Bag: Henri Bendel
One thing I love about patent leather is the ability to dress it up or down. You can wear these Sapphire flats with a dress, with business attire, or very casually with jeans and a t-shirt.
Jeans: GAP | T-shirt: Mossimo (seriously, BEST t-shirt ever) | Bag: Henri Bendel
So, what do you think about these Sapphire Tieks? I'd love to hear your thoughts! Remember, you can only get Tieks at tieks.com.
What a great color. I love how they dress up any outfit.
Tyger Dye says
Lovely post. I was online to order a pair of navy Tieks, and your post persuaded my to kick it up a notch and order Sapphire. I have the Red Diamond, so I know I’ll be happy. This will be my 6th pair. Your collection is impressive, and I love your storage treatment . Storage has become as issue.
shelly peterson says
Such a beautiful color! These look so comfy. I would love a pair.
ellen beck says
Very prety flats . I am loving how they are packaged- now thats fabulous. You can feel sparkly and comfy in these shoes, they are darling.
PS the type is very light here I cant see what I am typing , please pardon mistakes.
Thanks for sharing these AMAZING Sapphire blue patent Tieks. After seeing a few pictures from others I knew I needed a pair. They will be my first pair of Tieks. Sadly my size sold out quickly ( All sizes sold out quickly ). Thankfully I'm on the waiting list for the second run of this cold.
Thanks for sharing your amazing pictures of your amazing sapphire Tieks ???
Ruth V. says
Thank you for your kind words! I hope they restock for you soon!!
Brian Davis says
Thankfully Tieks released the second run of the sapphires in April. I hit the "add to cart button" and began my wait. A couple days later they arrived and a few seconds later my first pair of Tieks were on my feet. I love the color and the fit. They truly are fit for a Queen or even some of us guys. Does that make me a King? Haha. Great review, thanks for sharing
christina wood says
Great post and video. Very helpful because I was torn between different pairs. The video really breaks it down by showing Sapphire next to different shades of blue Tieks. Wish I could consult this blogger before every shoe purchase.
Sharon Burke says
Your posts are so well photographed and styled. Your care posts for these shoes are incredibly informative and useful. I have been a die hard Rothy fan and still absolutely love them but I am thrilled to have these as a leather alternative. Thanks to you I’ve ordered and received my first pair which is the Burgundy. I love them and I am looking at these patents for my next pair . I do get the marks when I drive on the back of the heel not sure how to stop this. I’m not super hard on my shoes but I do get this mark.
Thank you for your intricate coverage.
Ruth V. says
Thank you for the kind words, Sharon! I try not to rest my foot on the floor when I'm driving. You can easily cover those marks with polish for Classics like Burgundy. I've got a post about the polish here: https://www.vivaveltoro.com/polish-tieks-leather-ballet-flats/