The Valentine's Day limited release from Tieks was true love for many. So much so that True Love Red Tieks sold out in almost no time! Get a closer look and find out the polish match below.
I love when Tieks releases a new ballet flat, especially when it's a limited release. The excitement is almost palpable among fans in the Tieks Anonymous Facebook group. I love reading the predictions and anticipation. Will there be a holiday release? Will it be patent leather? A metallic? A print? It's so fun to chat and speculate.
True Love Red Tieks
For Valentine's Day 2021, Tieks unveiled that True Love Red would be hitting the Boutiek and would only be available until Valentine's Day, or until supplies ran out. Well, supplies did indeed run out and there were a lot of happy customers who received gorgeous full-grain leather Tieks in time for Valentine's day, including me!
True Love Red Tieks came with a special, limited edition flower box topper with a jewel-encrusted red heart in the center. I love these flower toppers and this one is certainly no exception.
These are definitely a true red. Unlike Cardinal Red which is richer, deeper red, True Love Red is bright and vivid. The color is a beautiful contrast against the classic Tiek blue bottoms and signatures stripe.
Are they true to size?
In terms of sizing, I'd say these are true to size. I ordered my usual size 9 and they fit perfectly. For reference, I'm usually a size 8.5 or 9 in most brands and the majority of my Tieks are size 9. The only exception to that is my Vegan Tieks and my Mojave Tieks.
These might be my favorite Tieks yet. I absolutely love adding a pop of color to my wardrobe and red is definitely my go-to. It instantly jazzes up a simple outfit or dress.
Are they comfortable?
Without a doubt, these flats are super comfortable and have been since the moment I took them out of the box. Like I said in my Tieks review, Tieks are hands-down the most comfortable flat I've ever worn. They feature a non-elasticized, cushioned back which prevents blisters from forming and have a great non-skin rubber sole and cushioned instep.
I do prefer to wear insoles or no-show socks in my Tieks to prevent the insoles from changing color, but if you're on "Team Wear The Shoes" then you can absolutely wear them barefoot and without a liner. I've done that with several pairs of Tieks and have never had a problem with odor.
What is the polish color to match True Love Red?
One thing I love about classic Tieks is that you can keep them looking clean and fresh with a little polish and elbow grease. I've got a full post on how to polish your Tieks but I'm also adding the color match here for ease of use. I ordered Bright Red #102 Tarrago polish as soon as I saw the announcement of True Love Red on social media and it turned out to be a very good match. I don't have scuffs just yet but I'll update you if I find out this isn't a perfect color match. The Bright Red color does look a little brighter than True Love Red so I may end up mixing a bit of Cardinal Red polish (Tarrage #12) if needed.
Are True Love Red too close to Cardinal Red or Red Diamond?
I figured the question of color comparisons would come up since there are several varieties of red Tieks so I did some side-by-side color comparisons for you. You can also find these (and MANY more) in my post about choosing the perfect pair of Tieks shoes.
True Love Red (TLR) on left, Cardinal Red Tieks on right
TLR on left and Red Diamond Tieks on right
True Love Red on left and Ruby Red Tieks on right
TLR on left and Ruby Red Croc Tieks on right
True Love Red on left and Rouge Tieks on right
TLR on left and Burgundy Tieks on right
True Love Red on left and Razzleberry Tieks on right
TLR on left and Fuchsia Tieks on right
I hope this information has been helpful! What do you think about True Love Red Tieks? Did you snag a pair or wish you did?