Have you ever had a shoe that you preserved – you only wear them on occasion, and when you return home you put them safely back into their box? When we heard from a customer that they’ve maintained their shoes for years – we immediately welcomed the feedback and had to share her story.
Rieker is known for longevity and comfort, and a style that fits into your everyday outfits. Many customers will wear their Rieker shoes for long walks, pack them for vacation, and dedicate them to the office. It’s no shock when we hear customers use their Riekers everyday – but we are still flattered! Our shoes, sandals, slip-ons, and boots are made with lasts moulded specifically for a roomier, flexible, and shock-absorbing feel.
Karen Schmidt’s commitment to her sandals has lasted many years. The elegant beading and easy-stretch fastener is perfect for everyday wear. She’s loved the compliments and the way her Riekers make her feel confident and comfortable when she puts them on. Karen even repaired the sandals when they started to show signs of age. “I have received so many compliments and worn them with so many outfits, that I stretched the elastic and sewed the extra down.“
Customers with similar experiences have gone through the process of asking for recommended repair shops nearby. When you find a shoe that looks and feels great, why not wear them everywhere you go and make sure they last as long as possible? It’s hard to say goodbye to a shoe that’s been with you for so long, especially when they’re easy to throw on and go great with many outfits.
The spring/summer style 608B9-45 was manufactured in 2011 and was discontinued in 2018. Karen’s search continued online and in stores. She was devastated when she visited a store and discovered there were none left in stock. But don’t worry, there was success when Karen visited another of our retailers: Rieker Par Le Pacha.
After the long search, we are happy to hear that Karen found the sandal she loves – again! “Now that the sole is worn flat and the elastic has stretched even more, I finally found that exact same shoe and wore my new pair yesterday!” We share in her excitement that she has found them again and are pleased to hear that the purchase brought her a reason to celebrate.
Here at the Rieker Canada office we are happy that Karen found a shoe she can commit to and that one of our retailers was able to end her search. Thank you Karen for sharing your story!
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