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TKEES Clothing Review: A Real World Test

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Reviewed by Amanda Hitchcock

Last Updated January 2022

TKEES Clothing Review

If you’ve been looking for a way to combine classy and comfort into your everyday essentials, then it’s time to look no further than TKEES.

Featured Product: TKEES The Hoodie

Price: $135

The TKEES The Hoodie is a bit slouchy, but still offers a classic look. This hoodie is made of 100% cotton terry in Canada.

It comes with a drop shoulder and a pouch pocket to make toting your phone and keys around easier. Since the hoodie is dyed and enzyme washed during manufacturing, the brand states there may be some slight variations in color.

Featured In This Review

TKEES The Hoodie


Just enough slouch to feel cozy yet look effortless. This hoodie features 100% cotton composition, garment dyed and enzyme washed production process, pouch pocket, and more.


Ratings Breakdown


This category is difficult to effectively determine due to lack of transparency regarding materials sourcing and manufacturing.


Their products are pretty pricey for average run of the mill everyday wear.


The performance varies in different TKEES product lines from great to a little below average.


TKEES has done a decent job creating a classy, yet comfortable line of everyday essentials. But they lack any give back programs or certifications to positively impact the world with their products.

Who is TKEES?

TKEES was founded by Carly and Jessee Burnett in 2009. The original vision for the company began when Carly was on the hunt for a simple, yet sophisticated flip flop when they were on vacation in St. Barths.

TKEES Clothing Company

Her search did not produce anything up to her standards, which began the conversation between the married couple.

Due to this conversation, and a search for quality manufacturers, they began their line with a simple flip flop. According to the brand, the inspiration for everything in their line comes from a wide spectrum of life in general.

Their line has increased to more everyday essential offerings than their original flip flop. Everything in the TKEES line is meant to help consumers enjoy everyday living more comfortably.


  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Some vegan options
  • Good returns window
  • Free ground shipping


  • Fairly pricey
  • Long shipping times
  • Lack of transparency

TKEES Comfort & Performance

TKEES Sandlas

I had heard a lot about this company since Cindy Crawford was seen walking the stress of New York with her TKEES Flip Flops. So, I decided to try out a few of their products to see if they stood up to the hype.

Riley Sandals Front

The first product I tried was the Riley Vegan Matte Green Sandal in a size 8. At first glance, I loved this sandal because it was exceptionally visually appealing. The crossover design on the toe and the fact that the sole was the same color as the strap did it for me.

It didn’t hurt that the sandal was really lightweight and had great no-slip grip on the sole. Plus, it’s made out of entirely vegan materials, which is awesome!

Riley Sandals Side

Unfortunately, for me though, that’s where my love of the sandal ended. There wasn’t any arch support at all. So for someone like me who has a higher arch, this isn’t a type of shoe I can wear for a long period of time.

The toe strap, while visually appealing, actually hurt the top of my foot after walking around with the sandals on for a few minutes. And, the way the sandal is designed caused my foot to constantly slip off of the sole on the inside edge. Plus, compared to my other sandals, this size 8 was a bit small. It would have been great if they offered half sizes, but they don’t, so I should have ordered a 9 instead.

Riley Sandals

All of these caused me to only be able to wear them for a total of 20 minutes before I had to take them off in pain. It’s possible their other sandals won’t have these same issues, but this one was a no-go for me.

TKEES Hoodie + Relaxed Jogger

The next set of products I tried were The Hoodie combined with The Relaxed Jogger in Nutmeg. I ordered a size 3 in the hoodie and a size 4 in the jogger pants.

TKEES Hoodie Review

The neutral tones were extremely deep and warm, as well as the material of the set. They were both really soft to the touch and extremely cozy. I really appreciated the attention to detail with regard to the stitching on both garments. And the oversized hood was fantastic!

While I appreciated the idea of the drop crotch in the joggers, it actually caused a few issues for me, personally. Because of the drop crotch, my thighs rubbed together frequently. And anytime I sat down, I had to hike the pants up to get comfortable.

Tan Relaxed Jogger

I think my biggest issue with both of these garments is that they both require line drying. As a person who doesn’t have the time or desire to line dry anything, this is a pretty big deterrent to me. And even when I did line dry them, they both came out horribly wrinkled, so I’d need to iron them in order to confidently leave the house.

Riley Vegan Sandals

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Riley Vegan Sandals


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The Relaxed Jogger


Mid-weight cotton terry that’s been garment dyed and enzyme washed. Stylized slight drop crotch, side pockets, and ribbed elasticized waistband with channelled drawstring for all-day comfort.


Is TKEES Good Quality?

When it comes to quality, this company leaves a lot to be desired in the transparency department. While the brand claims their traditional TKEES Flip Flops are made from Brazilian leather. While Brazilian leather is supposed to be one of the highest quality in the world, this still doesn’t tell us anything about their manufacturing facilities in Brazil.

Riley Sandals Top

TKEES doesn’t disclose much information as to where any of their products are manufactured. The only mention is on each individual product page. From that, we can discern that their shoes are made in Brazil and all clothing is made in Canada.

I love that none of their products are made in China, but I’d like to know more about the actual manufacturing facilities. As well as where they are sourcing the primary goods to manufacture their products from.

TKEES Quality assessment

None of the sparse information TKEES reveals to the consumer gives them any indication as to whether their products are:

• Ethically Sourced
• Fair Trade
• Organic
• Cruelty Free

The brand also doesn’t give any indication as to their quality control methods, if any exist. This lack of information makes it difficult to determine the actual quality of the product. And the extremely lacking warranty on the clothing material makes me wonder how long the products will actually last.

Is TKEES Worth It?

Whether TKEES products are worth it will be a uniquely individual decision. This is due to a couple of primary factors, such as the higher price points and lack of information regarding quality.

TKEES Clothing Comfr

However, we found the clothing line to be exceptionally comfortable and great as loungewear. So, if you’re someone who is looking for everyday loungewear that’s a bit more classy, and you don’t mind dropping a bit more money, then TKEES may be for you.

Plus, their footwear options have grown to have more diverse offerings which makes them a bit more desirable. And the price point for the footwear isn’t astronomical, compared to other higher end flip flops I’ve purchased in the past.

Nude Sandals

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Nudes Sandals


Our 11 shade Nudes collection was designed to feel like a second skin. Classic flip flop silhouette is handcrafted from soft Brazilian leather with a cushioned insole and a rubber outsole for comfort


TKEES Coupons & Discounts

TKEES is similar to most other companies in that when you sign up for their mailing list you are likely to get some discounts. The initial discount they offer is free shipping just by becoming a member of their email list.

However, the brand does note that no matter how many discount codes you have, you may only use one at a time. And they also state that all sale items are excluded from any further discount.


Purchasing anything online can bring up questions with consumers. This is especially true of shoes and clothing items. Therefore, we wanted to answer as many of the typical questions as possible regarding TKEES specifically to help guide you to the best decision.

TKEES Everyday Essentials Summary

Overall, TKEES makes a good effort to combine classy and comfort into everyday essential wear. While their price points are a bit on the higher end, their classically simple retail line is fairly diverse. And they even have some offerings that are vegan, to be a bit more inclusive.

The size chart can take some getting used to and there is a lack of much transparency. But, even with those things being a potential drawback, this company may be worth giving a shot for the comfort alone. And it doesn’t hurt that they offer a 30 day return policy and a warranty on their products too.

So, if you ultimately aren’t happy with your TKEES experience, they’ve got your back.