Brand New Tieks for Back to School GIVEAWAY

Back to school season is upon us once again. Many teachers are already back in the classroom with their students, while others (like myself) are still setting up and awaiting the arrival of our new class in the coming weeks. Regardless of our personal experiences at the moment, one thing remains the same for all teachers during this time of year: the need for comfortable shoes. Teachers are on their feet all day long and having the right footwear is essential. It’s even more difficult to find comfortable shoes that are professional and stylish as well.

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Luckily, Tieks by Gavrieli offers the complete package: high fashion ballet flats with comfort that goes the distance. I plan to add a new pair of Tieks to my wardrobe before I go back to school this fall and I’m excited to partner with Tieks by Gavrieli and give away a $100 Tieks gift card on the blog this week. I’ll fill you in on all the details of the giveaway at the bottom of this post, but first let me tell you about my love affair with these amazing shoes.

rainbow tieks

All Tieks are made of Italian leather. They are carefully crafted with a hand-stitched leather insole, cushioned back, and signature Tiek blue split rubber sole and stripe along the back. A layer of extra cushioning along the back of the shoe provides additional comfort and prevents the shoe from digging in to the back of the ankle. They also fold up for convenient storage and are great for travel. These wonderful shoes happen to come in every color of the rainbow. Patent leather, printed, and metallic styles are also available (as well as a few vegan options!)

Shipping and returns are always free. Each pair comes packaged in a Tiek blue box with a signature flower on top and a hand-written card inside. It is truly a treat for the eyes and opening a brand new pair of Tieks feels like Christmas.

Lovestruck Tieks

Not only are the shoes amazing, but the customer care is downright out of this world. The first pair I ever purchased did not fit properly so I made arrangements to exchange them for a new pair. I was shocked to receive an email from customer service telling me that I could hold onto the original pair while they shipped a replacement pair. They encouraged me to try both sets on at the same time and simply return the turn the pair I no longer wished to keep after I made an informed decision. I have never heard of a company that lets their customers keep the initial purchase while they compare it to the item they are exchanging it for. Like I said, the customer service is outstanding.

If you have been thinking about buying a pair of Tieks for yourself, but would like to know more details before you do, I wrote a detailed review over on my personal blog, Crazy Together. I answer all your questions, and probably some you didn’t think of. Click on the image below to see the post.

honest tieks review

I currently own two pair of Tieks: Ballerina Pink and Lovestruck. Both are super-comfy and are also quite neutral. This summer, I have gotten a lot of use out of my Ballerina Pink Tieks.

ballerina pink tieks

The soft pink shade is a great neutral. I often wear the Ballerina Pink on days when I’m trying to soften up my look or go casual chic.

kindergarten teacher outfit with Ballerina Pink Tieks Ballerina Pink Tieks and Boyfriend Jeans

Of course, the Lovestruck Tieks are fabulous. This gorgeous metallic pair is great because it’s a neutral and they can be worn with almost all of my school clothes! I can’t wait to start wearing these more with my fall wardrobe.

Lovestruck Tieks

With the new school year about to begin, I have been saving my pennies to purchase a new pair of Tieks for the school year. I have been scrolling through “The Boutiek” and trying to narrow down my selections. Of course, the soft neutrals caught my eye first. I had to remind myself to keep scrolling even though every single one of these shoes is calling my name. Especially the Rose Gold Glam pair on the far left and the textured metallic Romantic Blush pair near the center.

Neutral Tieks ... so many options!

With fall in mind,  my mind was drawn next to rich, warm shades of brown. How gorgeous are the Mocha Snake Print Tieks in the middle or the Leopard Print pair on the right?

fall neutral tieks

After drooling over the brown pairs for far too long, I remembered that I desperately need a new pair of black flats. My current go-to black flats are not Tieks and my big toe has torn a small hole in the top. It will only get worse with time. I started scouting around on the site in search of the perfect black pair of Tieks.

The three contenders are Obsidian Black, Matte Black and Nude Lace. It’s a seriously tough choice and I need your help to decide!

I am the absolute worst at making decisions.

Obsidion Black Tieks nude lace tieks Matte Black Tieks


While I sit here mulling over my shoe options, let me tell you about this amazing giveaway! Tieks has generously agreed to let me give away a $100 gift card toward the purchase of a new pair of fabulous flats for one lucky Kinder Craze reader. Use the Rafflecopter below for your chance to WIN!

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Maria Gavin

Maria is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, with 13 years of teaching experience. Her love and passion for all things early childhood is now fulfilled as a mom to two amazing kids. She loves sharing practical and creative tips and ideas that are perfect for young learners – in the classroom or at home!

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  1. Matte Black! They will go with everything and can easily be dressed up or dressed down. They will make getting ready a whole lot easier!

  2. I am drawn to the Nude Lace. I love them! I’ve actually been obsessing over all things lace lately, which is different. I used to never be a lace fan.

  3. I love the trendy lace ones. And would love to win this Fab giveaway!! They sound really comfy.!! And you don’t find that a lot in flats. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂 xo

  4. I vote for Matte Black … it’s classic, versatile, and will support bright/cheerful colors without competing for attention. As you know, you can’t go wrong with any of the colors. Love this company and their product!

  5. Ohhhhh, how can you choose just one? I would pick the obsidian black. Not as neutral as the matte black but a little more toned down than the nude lace black. I love ballet flats!

  6. I love the obsidian black! I have two pairs of Tieks (clover green amd cobalt blue) and I absolutely love them. 🙂

  7. I have the matte black and I love them. They are very versatile; dress them up or down. You really can’t go wrong.

  8. Matte Black! So badly wanted a pair of tieks for my wedding last weekend but couldn’t afford them! Now with the school year starting I’ve been saving! All day on my feet working with severely disabled kids sure does wear my feet down!!

    But, matte black for sure! They will go with everything! I am however drawn to the nude lace! They are just so fun

  9. I vote for the obsidian!! I own the coral patent and LOVE LOVE LOVE them, have worn them like crazy this summer. I’m saving my pennies for the chestnut for the fall! Good luck deciding, so many choices!!

  10. I love the nude lace! It’s a great neutral color while still being really cute and interesting! I think you’ll get a lot of wear out them 🙂

  11. Matte black! But I’m still thinking maybe the obsidian…it’ll dress up any outfit!

  12. Hands down the obsidian black! They are casual yet fancy 🙂 and who doesn’t need a little fancy in everything they wear!

  13. Nude lace are awesome – I get compliments on them all the time! They held up with frequent wear for about 2 years. The lace does get kind of frayed.

    I would go with Matte Black if I won this card ?

  14. While matte black go with everything, I think I would do the lace just because they are different and fun! I ❤️ Shoes that ‘make’ an outfit and those lace ones do!!

  15. I’m not good at making decisions either ? I do love the matte black though–so versitile and would look great wirh pixie pants or jeans! I want to get the ballerina pink ones if I win! I need comfy flats to wear at work all day! ?

  16. I am in love with the rose gold glam, but if I had to pick a black pair, I would go with the matte.

  17. I LOVE the Nude Lace! Thank you for sharing information about these shoes. I come home with achy feet all of the time.

  18. I would go with the matte black because they are really versatile. The other two are gorgeous, but I’m a practical gal. 😉

  19. Since you already have neutrals colors, I would go for the matte black. It will go with so many outfits! They look amazing! I am sure they are just what my tired achy feet would need!

  20. My motto for the year is to live outside of my normal comfort zone so I’d have to say Nude Lace because it’s absolutely stunning but not my normal “safe” choice.

  21. Definitely the Matte Black! They are so versatile and classic. I can’t believe that you aren’t going for the Rose Gold, haha! These comfie shoes are on my wish list. As a special needs preschool teacher, I am on my feet and running all day and need comfortable shoes. When my feet hurt, I can’t even think. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  22. I like them all too, but the nude lace ones are so different looking. I’ve seen shoes that look like both of the other pairs around. I would go with those.

  23. I would go with the matte black. I think you could wear them with more things. I want a pair of matte black ones for myself 🙂

  24. I would probably go with black matte, just because they would go with everything, but I really like the Obsidian too!!!

  25. Obsidian black, Maria! Black goes with everything, but the extra little shine gives it that extra little pop! A little fancy touch:-)

  26. Such a tough choice. I love the lace and think it is really fun, I also think a girl can never own enough classics such as the matte black. Can’t wait to see what you choose 🙂

  27. I love the Obsidian Black! So shiny. I just got Mettalic Pewter for my back to school Tieks but I also REALLY wanted the Obsidian Black too! ?

  28. I really like the Obsidian Black, however, they are a little dressy. You may be better off with the Matte Black as they are more versatile.

  29. My Vote is for Obsidian Black. I love it so much that I accidentally wrote that instead of my name for the rafflecopter entry. Sigh! It must be a sign that I really need to save my pennies up for that one!

  30. OH, I LOVE these shoes!!! Used to be a K teacher, too and would have LOVED to wear these!! I think Matte Black for sure!! 🙂

  31. Leopard for sure! With your basic style of being solid colors on your clothing, a pattern on your feet would be perfect!!!

  32. I love how the nude lace is feminine and unexpected, but the matte black would definitely be more practical.

  33. Obsidian Black. I have croc slate and sienna and they are a little more exciting and seem to have held up better than my plain chestnut ones!

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Hi, I'm Maria.

I’m a former kindergarten teacher turned work-from-home mom. I still love sharing ideas and resources to make teaching easier, so you can focus on what really matters in the classroom. When I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me chasing kids around the house with a cold cup of coffee in my hand (some things never change even once you’re out of the classroom!)


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