Post # 1
How are they? Are they worth the pricetag? I injured my knees and shins earlier in the year, so I’m pretty sensitive with footwear now – crappy shoes give me flareups. I’m on the hunt for walkable flats, and some people swear by these.
Post # 4
I am actually curious about these shoes as well.
In terms of walkable flats, I have a pair of totally worn-in Old Navy fabric flats that are super comfy and I love, but don’t offer any support.
I also have a pair of Born flats that I wear often, but it took a while to break those in – lots of moleskin, sprayed water before slipping my feet in to stretch them out, etc. The moleskin is off now and they are very comfy as well.
Post # 5
I have a couple of pairs. I have found the ones I kept to be super comfy and pretty supportive. If you have a low arch and need support, they don’t offer that. I walk a lot (take public transit to work) and stand a lot (i’m a scientist and work at the bench all day). I’ve found J. Crew and Cole Haan flats (the ones with the nike air insoles) to offer the most comfort and support, and they cost about the same as Tieks. The sizing of Tieks was not consistent between colors for me – the green leather fit great, but the black leather was a whole size off – weird! Also, the metallic fabrics are rough on the skin, as the material is folded over the edge and sewn to elastic, causing it to ripple along the edge where it meets the foot. Kind of like little teeth digging in back and forth as you walk. I wear my green pair and black pair (after I sized up) a lot, but have decided to stick with my tried and true J. Crew flats (which also come in a bazillion colors and prints) instead.