The Rieker Shoe Company is a true family success story. Founded in Germany in 1874, Rieker has produced footwear for over 130 years. Today, the company produces the Rieker Antistress shoe line, "designed to provide the customer with the feel good factor in everyday life."
Rieker has created an anti-stress system, which they claim produces shoes that are "lighter, roomier, more flexible and shock-absorbent." They are lighter, as a result of the material used to make them; roomier, as the lasts allow for extra room at the toe. Rieker describes the shoes as "more flexible," since they are made with hand-stitching, and "shock-absorbent," as the sole distributes pressure over the entire surface of the shoe. In addition, they offer four different sole types: polyurethane, thermoplastic, rubber and multi-colored.