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Autumn Winter Ladies’ Shoe Trends

The transition to autumn brings an array of seasonal chaos; prolonged darkness, frosty paths and cooler temperatures to name a few. We’ve had our trusted sandal season, and we’re now entering the period of unknown. Like most times of the year, autumn weather can be unpredictable, and when the dark nights strike it can be tempting to shut the outside world out and curl up on the sofa with a warm drink.  However, from fall to winter, there are so many reasons to get outside and get exploring; from winter... Read More

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How to clean white shoes

White shoes are a popular addition to the wardrobe of men and women of all ages. They are renowned for freshening up an outfit and effortlessly blending with a whole host of ensembles. Whether it’s a sporty white trainer, a white leather sandal, or even a stylish white boot, with wear,  it’s likely your shoes will start to lose their sparkling, bright appearance. We know there’s nothing more satisfying than removing a clean, dazzling pair of white shoes from the box, but what if there was a way to maintain... Read More

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What to take on a walking holiday

Packing for any type of holiday requires a little bit of forward-thinking, and that’s particularly the case if you’re planning a walking holiday. It can be tempting to throw everything in your bag, well you know, ‘just in case’. This quickly swells the size and weight of your backpack; not ideal when you’re hiking up those steep hills. It can be equally as easy to forget those less obvious essentials, which you don’t want to have to worry about once you’ve reached your holiday destination.  Packing for a walking holiday... Read More


How to prepare for sandal season

When the sunshine finally appears our seasonal wardrobe is never quite complete without a new pair of sandals to slip into. While open-toe shoes are a blessing when the weather gets warmer; allowing our feet to breathe and accessorising our favourite summer dress just nicely,  months of neglect mean those feet are ready for some well needed TLC. It’s more than likely your feet are rough, dry, and callused after hibernating under tights, socks, and boots during the colder seasons. Here at Rieker, we’re on hand to take you through... Read More


How To Recycle Shoes

Do you have shoes sitting in your wardrobe that serve no purpose but cluttering your space? You could have bought them for a special occasion and haven’t had a reason to wear them again,  or maybe they didn’t quite fit right but you never got round to returning them. A study by Oxfam found that each of us has, on average, seven unused pairs of shoes. In fact, there are so many unused shoes in the UK you could create a trail that stretches around the world, now that’s a... Read More


Preventing foot injury

Injury, overuse or conditions causing inflammation involving any of the bones, ligaments or tendons in the foot can cause foot pain. Foot injury, in particular, can occur from a direct penetrating pain from a fall, twist or abnormal bending of a limb. Injury can also be the result of overuse, when too much stress is placed on your joint or other tissue, such as overdoing an activity or repeating the same activity over and over. These pains, however, are ones that we can work towards preventing, we can do this... Read More


How to stop shoes rubbing

If you’re reading this blog you’re probably all too familiar with the pain that comes with rubbing shoes. Rubbing shoes can cause painful blisters, uncomfortable sore patches and all-around discomfort for our feet. Here at Rieker, we like to put foot comfort at the forefront of our priorities, that’s why we’ve rounded up knowledge on how your shoes should fit, an insight into why your shoes are rubbing, and the best tips and tricks on how to stop your footwear rubbing.  How should shoes fit?  When choosing a new pair... Read More


Which Shoes To Wear With Men’s Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans are a wardrobe staple that are set to be a timeless trend.  They make a popular clothing choice due to their flexible and adaptable properties. Offering a stylish vibe, skinny jeans can be worn to a plethora of occasions as they can be dressed both up and down; with a  variety of cuts on offer, there’s a style to suit everyone.   What are skinny jeans? Skinny jeans can be referred to in a number of ways, you may have heard terms such as ‘slim-fit’,  ‘cigarette pants’ and ‘pencil... Read More


Walks for your checklist in 2020

Christmas is one of the most thrilling times of the year, from the excitement of going to pick out a tree, to the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping down the brightly lit streets,  throughout the month of December there’s always something to enjoy. Whether you love the excuse to wear an ugly festive jumper, a reason to let your hair down at the Christmas party or an excuse bump into that someone special under the mistletoe, there is something we all have in common during the festive season, the... Read More

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How to clean your dirty boots

Boots are a staple in every wardrobe, whether you’re a mountain trekker, an urban explorer or a city seeker, boots give you the protection you need. They have durable rubber soles and are sturdy on your ankles, so you can take on the toughest of elements. A good boot keeps water off your feet and provides a good grip for exploring all kinds of terrain.  But with lots of exploring also comes lots of muddy puddles and dirt. Here at Rieker, we want you to enjoy your adventures without worrying... Read More