Rieker have been making shoes for over 130 years. Herr Heinrich Rieker opened the first factory in 1874 in Germany and soon established a reputation for making comfortable, functional and durable footwear. Today, Rieker-Antistress continues the tradition of manufacturing footwear with the finest components and materials as well as designing shoes that give the wearer comfort and style, without sacrificing one for the other. Rieker shoes are antistress, which means that they are designed to eliminate stress on the wearer's feet. By doing this, the shoes also eliminate some stress on the joints of the legs and the back. The soles of Rieker-Antistress shoes are made to absorb the shock from walking, thus protecting the muscles and bones of the feet from feeling the impact. Rieker-Antistress shoes are available in a variety of styles, including sandals, fashion shoes and boots. This array of styles, coupled with the many colors available, means that you can walk in 'Antistress' comfort no matter what the occasion or outfit.