Interested in Tieks ballet flats but not sure which pair is right for you? I've put together a list of tips to help you decide. Plus, I've got lots of photos of Tieks shoes with side-by-side comparisons to help you decide which pair is perfect for you. I've even got a video below, so be sure to check it out!
2023 Update: I've added even more styles so this should be a complete list with all the styles!
This probably won't come as a surprise after viewing the image above, but I'm a bit of a fanatic when it comes to Tieks ballet flats. I got my first pair in 2015 and I'm now the proud owner of more than 70 pairs of Tieks shoes. That may sound a bit excessive but I've decided that these shoes are an investment worth making. I'm on my feet most of the day running around with two kids. I need shoes that are comfortable, reliable, and durable. Tieks shoes check all the boxes, plus they're stylish and come in such a variety of fun colors and prints. Be sure to check out my full Tieks review to see exactly why I think these flats are so amazing. Once you've decided that you want to take the plunge, it can be hard to choose the perfect pair. I'm sharing some photos and tips to help you decide which pair is right for you.
How to pick the perfect pair of Tieks shoes
First, inventory your closet. Even though you love those Mustard Tieks, if you don't have anything to go with them then they might not be the best choice right off the bat. My closet is full of jeans and black tops, so I really wanted a pair of Tieks that would pop against my neutral wardrobe. I chose Cardinal Red since I'm naturally drawn to that color and they were absolutely perfect for me. In fact, they're still my most-worn pair. So, take note of the colors you wear most.
Then, take a look at your current pair(s) of flats or shoes. Are they damaged or scuffed? If so, is it because they're inexpensive and the quality is lacking, or are you truly hard on your shoes? Before I found Tieks, I had one pair of designer flats that I wore so often that the soles wore out. Since I don't tend to trip or scuff my shoes often, they still looked great on the outside though. From that experience, I knew that choosing a pair of buttery soft leather flats was reasonable for me. If you tend to be super hard on your shoes then maybe a lighter shade like Ballerina Pink or a more delicate finish like Lovestruck aren't the best options for you. Choosing a darker shade, or one you can clean, condition, and polish more often might be a better choice.
Do your research. Browse social media using the #Tieks hashtag to see how people style their Tieks. Also, check out the Tieks website to browse tons of beautiful photos. Click on each shoe in the boutiek to see a scrolling slideshow of images pulled from real people using the #Tieks and #Blueprints hashtags on Instagram. I LOVE this feature since you can see Tieks shoes in so many different settings and shades of light.
Be sure to check out my full Tieks Review.
One of the hardest things for many of us Tieks fans is deciding which pair to order. I tend to narrow it down to a few pairs but then wonder what they'd look like side by side. So, to help make your decision a little easier, I took photos of all of my Tieks so you could see them up close and personal. I also snapped side-by-side comparison photos of shoes that are similar in shade or texture so you can compare the two. I'll be sure to add to this as my collection continues to grow. Let me know if this Tieks shoes resource helps you!
Photos of Tieks Ballet Flats
Cardinal Red Tieks - This is where it all started for me. These shoes were my first pair of Tieks and are still my most worn pair. They've held up incredibly well and have molded perfectly to my feet.
True Love Red Tieks - These were a limited edition for Valentine's Day 2021. They're a classic, full-grain leather and brighter than Cardinal Red.
Infrared Neon Red Tieks - A special edition to the neon collection.
Red Diamond Tieks - These were a limited edition release for Black Friday 2017. They are STUNNING. They're a truer red than Ruby Red and brighter. They also came with a special box topper which was amazing.
Ruby Red Tieks - A darker, richer red than Cardinal Red with the durability of patent leather.
Ruby Red Croc Tieks - These are discontinued Tieks in the croc print, but you can still get the same effect with Ruby Red Tieks.
Burgundy Tieks - I can't get over how deeply rich the color is. I'm hoping these will help me give my Cardinal Red Tieks a rest.
Fuchsia Tieks - These are bright and bold. I wear them year-round here in Florida and they match a lot of my Lilly Pulitzer items.
Pop Pink Tieks - Speaking of BRIGHT... these patent leather neon Tieks are SUPER bright. It's actually a little hard to capture the true saturation of these beauties. You can see more in my full post about neon Tieks.
Aquarella Tieks - These were originally unveiled in 2016 and were created to be a one-of-a-kind pair for one lucky person. In 2018, Tieks decided to release them for the public and they're simply gorgeous. You can check out my full post about Aquarella Tieks for more photos and styling tips.
Blush Patent Tieks
Ballerina Pink Tieks - They're perfectly pale and pink.
Cotton Candy Tieks - The perfect shade of pink!
Coral Tieks - These are perfectly tropical. They're also another pair of patent leather flats that go very well with Lilly Pulitzer clothing (if you happen to be a Lilly fan).
Outrageous Orange Tieks - Another great neon. These patent leather Tieks kind of remind me of a hunter's vest or traffic cone. They're bright and I personally love them. See how I style them Outrageous Orange Tieks and the other neons too.
Tangerine Tieks - A true orange and perfect for this University of Florida fan.
Poppy Tieks - These are delightfully bright and are a perfect mix of pink and coral. They're only available during Poppy season, so keep an eye out for them this Spring and Summer.
Peach Poppy Tieks - These Icelandic Peach Poppy flats were a limited edition in 2021.
Mustard Tieks - These are much brighter and more cheerful than I expected. I thought they'd be more of a spicy or dijon mustard kind of color for fall, but to my delight they're much bolder and are the shade of classic yellow mustard. They match a No. 2 pencil pretty perfectly.
Echo Dot Tieks - a member of the Vegan collection.
Unmellow Yellow Tieks - These channel a classic yellow highlighter and definitely make a statement. See how I pair them here.
Clover Tieks - The color of Clover is a perfect shade of green. It reminds me of shamrocks and really adds a pop of color to whatever you're wearing.
Emerald Tieks - These patent flats are so regal and the most gorgeous shade of green.
Pacific Green Tieks - This color is the perfect blend of blue and green. This may be my favorite pair of green Tieks. They're top grain leather and are burnished for a slightly distressed effect.
Tahitian Pearl Tieks. Very similar to Pacific Green, but with a beautiful metallic shimmer. This was a Black Friday release in 2021. See the full post for side-by-sides of these.
Olive Tieks - These Olive green Tieks were like butter right out of the box. The full-grain leather is so soft and supple and the color is rich. I think these flats will transition beautifully from season to season.
Galactic Green Tieks - These are super bright and fun! They almost glow in the dark. See how I wear them in my post about neon Tieks.
Mint Tieks - These patent leather Tieks are a great shade of light mint green.
Tiek Blue - These patent leather Tieks take that signature blue sole to a whole new level. I also love the durability of the patent.
Cobalt Tieks - As a University of Florida fan, these Tieks were a MUST-have for me. I also wore them on the "blue carpet" for the Finding Dory World Premiere.
Sapphire Tieks - I have one word for these patent leather flats; STUNNING. They are truly fit for a queen. I've got an entire post about these Sapphire Tieks, so be sure to check that out for more photos and a video.
Paradise Blue Tieks - These have a light blue base with metallic silver scales. They are even more beautiful in person.
Moonstruck Tieks - I love the glittery shine of the "strucks" and so I had to have these. The "peacocking" on my pair is perfection! Sidenote: Peacocking refers to the color-changing pattern or rainbow effect on Lovestruck, Starstruck, and Moonstruck.
Navy Tieks - I wasn't sure I needed Navy, but I'm so glad I got them. The color is amazing in person and so dark and rich.
Midnight Blue Tieks - These were a special Black Friday release for 2019. They're a classic metallic navy blue.
Heritage Plaid Tieks - These were one of the first fabric Tieks releases and they're such a great print and so comfy!
Azure Snake Tieks - The Snake Tieks feel super durable to me and the color of Azure is awesome. The mix of royal blue, aqua, pewter, gold and black is fabulous.
Tyrian Tieks - These were the limited edition Black Friday release in 2020. They're crushed velvet perfection!
Lilac Tieks - These are another new addition for me. The shade of purple is bold and divine. See how versatile Lilac Tieks can be in my post about why you need a little blue stripe in your wardrobe.
Electric Snake Tieks - My first pair of Snakes and the obsession is REAL! Pink, lavender, aqua, black, pewter and gold is perfection. Check out my full review of Tieks here to see even more photos of these beauties.
Lavender Snake Tieks - These snakes are so pretty! They're the perfect mix of light purple, blue, and gold metallic.
Sand Snake Tieks - These are another great neutral that are also a bit more lively thanks to the snakeskin print in shades of gold, white, grey, and black.
Copperhead Snake Tieks - I love the copper, silver, and black coloring of these beautiful neutral flats.
Mocha Snake Tieks - This is a richer color combination if you're looking for more exciting brown flats with hues of caramel, black, and brown.
Giraffe Tieks - I believe these Giraffes were released in 2012 and have since been retired. They're a pale neutral with a faint giraffe pattern and even have furry hair on them.
Sunset Stripe Tieks - My first pair of Vegan Tieks and it's LOVE. You can read more about why I love my Vegan Tieks for even more photos of these beauties.
Mojave Tieks - These fabric flats fit a little snug, so be sure to read my full post about them for sizing tips.
Wild Copper Tieks - Such a great mix of metallic and snakeskin print!
Leopard Tieks - I absolutely love my Leopard Tieks. I originally bought a pair in 2016, but ended up exchanging them since the finish looked a bit dry for my taste. This pair is from the latest batch (Fall 2017) and they are beautiful. Be sure to check out my post about styling Leopard Tieks as a neutral.
Tortoiseshell Tieks - Another gorgeous neutral! The patent finish makes these Tieks classy and durable. Check out my full post about Tortoiseshell Tieks and how to style them.
Raspberry Truffle Tieks - The Black Friday release of 2018. This is the perfect blend of Chocolate and Burgundy. Check out my full post about Rapsberry Truffle Tieks for even more shots and a video.
Chocolate Brown Tieks - A perfect classic. They're super rich, soft and comfy. See more photos of these brown Tieks and a video with more side-by-side of just brown tones.
Sienna Brown Croc Tieks
Chestnut Tieks - Perfect for fall! These classics are timeless and a perfect shade of autumn brown.
Camel Tieks - These are also super comfy and soft. Camel is a great option between Mustard and Chestnut (see comparison photos below).
Taupe Tieks - Taupe gets my vote as the most perfect neutral ever. The mixture of brown and grey is a thing of beauty.
Metallic Bronze Tieks - These are super soft and a beautiful rich tone of bronze. It's definitely a statement neutral, as Tieks says on their site.
Golden Glitz Tieks - All the beauty of the old Hollywood style comes to life in these crackly gold beauties.
Metallic Gold Tieks - These offer a beautiful, rich color that shimmers in the sunlight.
Metallic Champagne Tieks - These gorgeous flats were a limited edition run that was only available during the weekend of Black Friday in 2016. They're a great neutral with a touch of shimmer.
Cream Tieks - These shoes are definitely underappreciated. They are a great neutral and are buttery soft right out of the box.
Biscotti (formerly known as Nude) Patent Tieks - A very light and shiny neutral.
Romantic Blush Tieks - Ballerina Pink with a metallic and shiny snakeskin overlay. They're gorgeous!
Rosé Pink Champagne Tieks - These are so shimmery and pretty!
Rose Gold Glam Tieks - If you're a fan of rose gold (which I am), you will definitely love Rose Gold Glam. Just as the name suggests, they're glamorous and ultra luxe.
Lovestruck Tieks - I don't think any photo would ever be able to do these sparkly rose gold shoes justice. They're treated for a luminous shine, which makes them more delicate than other pairs, but they're truly exquisite.
Starstruck Tieks - Like their counterparts Lovestruck, Starstruck Tieks are treated for that same luminous shine, but these are bolder and more striking. They stand out from the crowd and have become one of my favorite pairs.
Toscani Tieks - These are now discontinued, but they are AMAZING in person. They are hand-painted and no two pairs are exactly alike.
Silver Screen Tieks - These shiny flats are chic and flashy, and I just love them.
Diamond White Croc Tieks - a soft patent leather flat.
White Rose Tieks - They are now discontinued Tieks, but they're gorgeous!
Rose Garden Tieks - These have also been discontinued, but the pretty floral fabric is so sweet and feminine.
Feather Grey Tieks - These top grain leather flats are another great neutral, with warm taupe undertones.
Cool Grey Tieks (see the full post at the link) - The perfect grey neutral with blue undertones.
Metallic Pewter Tieks - Another great neutral, Metallic Pewter goes with pretty much everything.
Silver Lake Tieks - a Vegan option.
Greystone Tieks - These vegan Tieks are a wool interpretation and are such a great shade of dark grey. Unlike the other vegan Tieks, where I needed to order a size up, I found Greystone to be true to size.
Slate Grey Croc - I LOVE these. They seem so durable and are a fantastic neutral.
Drago Tieks - an homage to Game of Thrones. Get a closer look at them in my full post about Drago Tieks.
Alpine Grey Tieks - These discontinued Tieks have been gone for some time, but are another beautiful pair of patent leather flats.
Desert Croc Tieks - long retired and released around the time of Alpine Grey.
Nude Lace - If you're got an event coming up and need a dressier pair of flats, Nude Lace Tieks are for you! They've got a nude leather base (well, nude depending on your skin tone) with a black lace overlay and they are gorgeous. I was worried about them being too delicate but they've been holding up well for me so far. They may not be the pair for you if you're known to scuff up your shoes though.
Matte Black Tieks - Every girl needs a good pair of black flats and these take the cake. You can wear them from day to night and look sleek and sophisticated.
Obsidian Black Tieks - These crinkled patent leather flats are one of my favorite and most worn pairs. They are so comfortable and stylish. I've even worn them to trade shows where I walked for 8-10 hour straight and had no issues at all.
Arabian Night Tieks - These are an "E" on the color scale, which means they're the brightest and most colorful. They are beautiful and it's hard to capture the beauty in photos. They are spectacular.
Black Leopard Tieks - A limited edition for Black Friday in 2022.
Seafield Check Tieks - These were a limited release for Tieks Anonymous members on Facebook.
Magick Tieks - Another enchanting print from Tieks.
Pop Pink on left, Fuchsia on right
Cardinal Red on left, Fuchsia on right
Red Diamond on Left, Cardinal Red on right
True Love Red on left, Cardinal Red on right
True Love Red on left, Red Diamond on right. (NOTE: for more True Love Red color matches, see my full post about True Love Red Tieks)
Cardinal Red on left, Tangerine on right
Burgundy on left, Cardinal Red on right
Red Diamond on left, Ruby Red on right
Red Diamond on left, Burgundy on right
Burgundy on left, Ruby Red on right
Poppy on left, Cardinal Red on right
Poppy on left, Fuchsia on right
Poppy on left, Tangerine on right
Outrageous Orange on left, Tangerine on right
Outrageous Orange (patent leather) on left, Poppy (top grain leather) on right
Fuchsia on left, Tangerine on right
Tangerine on left, Coral on right
Poppy on left, Coral on right
Outrageous Orange on left, Coral on right
Razzleberry on left and Pop Pink Tieks on right
Razzleberry on left, Red Diamon on right
Razzleberry on left, Ruby Red on right
Razzleberry on left, Cardinal Red on right
Razzleberry on left, Fuchsia on right
Razzleberry on left, Cotton Candy on right
Unmellow Yellow on left, Mustard on right
Burgundy on left, Lilac on right
Ultraviolet on left, Lilac on right
Ultraviolet on left, Pop Pink Tieks on Right
Ballerina Pink on left, Blush Patent on right
Romantic Blush on left, Blush Patent on right
Biscotti Patent on left, Blush Patent on right
Romantic Blush on left, Ballerina Pink on right
Cotton Candy Tieks on left, Ballerina Pink on right
Cotton Candy on left, Fuchsia on right
Cotton Candy on left, Pop Pink Tieks on right
Cotton Candy on left, Lovestruck on right
Cotton Candy on left, Rose Gold Glam on right
Tahitian Pearl on left, Pacific Green on right
Tahitian Pearl Tieks on left, and Olive Tieks on right
Olive Green on left, Pacific Green on right
Tahitian Pearl Tieks and Clover Green Tieks
Pacific Green on left, Clover on right
Olive on left, Clover on right
Emerald on left, Clover on right
Galactic Green on left, Clover on right
Mint on left, Galactic Green on right
Mint on left, Clover on right
Mint on left, Emerald on right
Tiek Blue on left, Azure Snake on right
Electric Snake on left, Azure Snake on right
Copperhead on left, Sand Snake on right
Copperhead on left, Mocha Snake on right
Paradise Blue on left, Moonstruck on right
Tiek blue on left, Sapphire on right
Cobalt on left, Sapphire on right (I've got a video with Sapphire vs. Cobalt, Navy, Tieks blue and Moonstruck in this post since I didn't think to add the last two when I took these shots).
Navy on left, Cobalt on right
Midnight Navy Tieks on left, California Navy on left
Midnight Navy on left, Cobalt on right
Matte Black on left, Navy on right
Matte Black on left, Chocolate on right
Matte Black on left, Obsidian Black on right
Matte Black on left, Arabian Night on right
Obsidian Black on left, Arabian Night Tieks
Cool Grey Tieks on left, Taupe Tieks on right
Cool Grey on left, Slate Grey on right
Cool Grey on left, Silver Screen on right
Cool Grey on left, Cream on right
Cool Grey on left, Feather Grey on right
Cream on left, Feather Grey on right
Ballerina Pink on left, Feather Grey on right
Diamond White Tieks on left, Cream on right
Silver Screen on left, Metallic Pewter on right
Silver Screen on left, Slate Grey Crocs on right
Metallic Pewter on left, Slate Grey on right
Alpine Grey Tieks on left, Slate Grey Croc on right
Greystone on left, Slate Grey Croc on right
Greystone on left, Metallic Pewter on right
Drago on left, Greystone on right
Drago on left, Metallic Pewter on right
Drago on left, Slate Grey Croc on right
Drago on left, Arabian Night on right
Drago on left, Obsidian Black on right
Drago on left, Matte Black on right
Lovestruck on left, Rose Gold Glam on right
Lovestruck on left, Starstruck on right
Champagne on left, Rose Gold Glam on right
Champagne on left, Metallic Gold on right
Metallic Gold on left, Golden Glitz on right
Metallic Bronze on left, Metallic Gold on right
Starstruck on left, Golden Glitz on right
Taupe on left, Metallic Gold on right
Taupe Tieks on left, Chestnut Tieks on right
Camel on left, Chesnut on Right
Camel on left, Mustard on right
Camel on left, Bronze on right
Tortoiseshell on left, Leopard on right.
Ember Tieks on left, Sienca Brown Croc on right
Ember Tieks on left, Chocolate Brown on right
Raspberry Truffle on left, Chocolate on right
Raspberry Truffle on left, Burgundy on right
Check out my Tieks shoes video for more side by side shots!
So, which pair of Tieks shoes do you think is right for you?
I'd love to hear your thoughts, so leave me a comment.
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