Founded in the Black Forest region of Southern Germany in 1874, Rieker (pronounced Ree-ker) 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. Keenly priced, Rieker Antistress footwear is unique. The anti-stress technology is based on four main features - lightweight units, optimum shock absorption, maximum re-flexibility and spacious construction. The collection features shoes for all the family - from everyday comfort to the latest fashion trends.