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 built itself into a household name in Central Europe. In early 1970’s, the new headquarters was set up in Switzerland and production moved away from Europe. Rieker now provides shoes and accessories to over 9,000 independent retailers, mainly in Europe.
Rieker is a family owned company of five generations and dedicates itself to a quality and style that has grown for more than 30 years. Today Rieker employs approximately 20,000 people, mainly in Morocco, Romania, Slovakia, Tunisia and Vietnam, where the company’s own production facilities are located.
Rieker’s anti-stress footwear is unique. To maintain manufacturing integrity and to remain flexible with fashion trends, virtually everything Rieker sells is made by Rieker.