Women's Rieker Woven Stretchbacks
I purchased these figuring that if I did not like them I would give them to my daughter. But when they arrived I tried them on and they were so comfortable and stylish I said to myself, well daughter not this time, these are mine. They are stylish, confortable and of great value
January 6, 2014
Comfortable and attractive shoe!
I was worried about these shoes based on other reviews, but I have always wanted to try a pair of Riekers, and so I took the chance. I'm glad I did! The leather is soft and flexible, and the heel has some spring to it, so they should be comfortable all day long. I wear a ladies size 10, and some size 10s are a bit small on me. These 42s have some extra toe room, which feels great.
My heel seems fine, so that issue must have been corrected.
September 10, 2013
Take reviews with a grain of salt
I almost didn't purchase these because of a bad review by someone who had a bad experience with this particular shoe. However, since I have not had problems with Riekers in the past -- not to mention they were 50% off -- I took a risk and ordered them anyway. I am very glad I did because they are very comfortable and I am not experiencing any of the faulty design referenced in the negative review. Maybe it was fixed? Who knows... But regardless I am very happy with them. Just make sure to use the separate Rieker sizing chart (not the standard European sizing chart). There is a sizing difference, but in general I found the Riekers sizing to be accurate. I went up a European size based on Riekers' chart, which I would not have done had it not had its own chart. Thanks.
August 14, 2013
design is faulty
I think the design of this shoe is faulty. I have several other RIEKER shoes, which fit well and I love them for the comfort. I buy European shoes, whenever I am there, since I am European. This shoe seems to have a problem in the relationship of heel to front foot. I compared the soles of the shoes with other RIEKER shoes, and the shape is different. I ordered two sizes to make sure it was not just one pair that causes pronation (turning towards the inside of the shoe) to my feet. I can only say this is a design fault, as far as I can --as a consumer-- can determine; nothing that Norm Thomson could forsee. I am returning both pairs, even though I very much hoped they would fit well. Kinshu
July 31, 2013