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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


The best winter footwear trends for 2019

The transition to colder months brings with it a whole lot of seasonal chaos; prolonged darkness, frosty paths and freezing temperatures to name a few. When the colder weather strikes we may want to shut the outside world out, curl up on the sofa with a hot chocolate and toast our toes next to the fire. Nevertheless, with the festive season looming there are so many reasons to get outside and get exploring; from winter walking to festive evenings out.  If there is anything good to come of winter, it’s... Read More

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Holiday Style Guide: Sun, Sea and Sandals

We all deserve a break from the mundane everyday routing, whether it is expanding our horizons, clearing our minds, experiencing different cultures or simply making memories with the people we love. There is no better feeling than sun on your shoulders, sand between your toes and the sea breeze running through your hair.  Whether it is a last minute holiday with the girls or an annual family holiday, whatever the destination, we have got your footwear covered.  Wedge sandals  Wedge sandals come in a variety of patterns, designs and heights... Read More


2019: Best Travel Shoes

The holiday season is officially upon us and because humans are a varied bunch, tourists are sure to be visiting a wide variety of destinations. One of the main concerns for travellers is comfort, particularly for their feet if walking is a big part of their holiday. The first thing to consider when purchasing shoes is the type of holiday you’re actually going on; you definitely don’t want to wear sandals on a skiing trip or woolly boots to the beach. Not only that; if you’re travelling quite a distance... Read More