Founded in the Black Forest region of Southern Germany in 1874, Rieker originally produced shoes for the affluent citizens of Northern Italy.
The company soon gained a reputation for quality and has built itself into a household name in Central Europe. The company has been family owned for 5 generations and its commitment to quality and style has ensured continuous growth for 30 years.
At the beginning of the 1970's new headquarters were set up in Switzerland and production moved away from Europe. Today Rieker employs approximately 20,000 people in 3 design units, 16 wholesale units and in our own production units in Eastern Europe, North Africa and Vietnam.
Rieker antistress footwear is unique. To maintain the integrity of its special constructions, together with the flexibility to respond quickly to fashion trends, virtually everything Rieker sells is made by Rieker.
RIEKER ANTISTRESS FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Minimum weight
- Optimum shock absorbtion on varying surfaces
- Maximum reflexibility
- A construction that devotes space to areas where the foot expands through the day
Rieker shoes and boots are different from athletic shoes because the design of athletic shoes is mostly for short-term, high performance. The performance of Rieker shoes is not only measured by how fast you run or how high you jump but how good you feel in everyday life.