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 worldwide in 5 production units, 3 design units and 16 wholesales units.
We provide Rieker shoes and accessories to around 9,000 independent retailers, mainly in Europe.
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's philosophy has always been to provide not just a better product, but the best people can buy. We produce high quality leisure products that not only look good, but enhance the wearer's lifestyle.
In less affluent times, Rieker shoes were famous for their longevity. In today's lifestyle driven market, Rieker is unique in being able to quickly respond to the fashion trends that women and young people want, whilst providing the product functions important to feel good in everyday life.
For many consumers with a hectic lifestyle, who want good looks and performance, Rieker has gained an almost cult like following.