Rieker shoes are not merely decorative, fashionable, products. Their functional features mean they offer much more than that. Every shoe incorporates our special construction and utilises lightweight and elastic components to achieve our special antistress features. Those features are a minimum weight, a maximum reflexebility (what we call the ´barefoot´ feeling), a construction that devotes space to areas where the foot expanse through the day and an optimum shock absorbation on varying surfaces. Rieker shoes are different from athletic shoes because the design of athletic shoes is mostly for short-term, high performance. The performance of Rieker shoes is not only measured by how fast you run or how high you jump but how good you feel in everyday life.