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Comfortable Pumps by Rieker

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The Google search terms "flamenco dancer Chicago area" ultimately led me to the owner of these comfortable shoes by Rieker. Last year at this time, I signed up to help organize Multicultural Day at my son's elementary school. With Spain as our classroom's assigned country, I was bound and determined to find a flamenco dancer. Why watch a video when you can have a real live FLAMENCO DANCER??

One link led to another and I finally discovered the talented and fabulous Karen Stelling; teacher and choreographer at the Flamenco Art Center in Chicago. Karen had those kids stomping their feet, clapping their hands, and twirling about the room to shouts of "Ole!" Even the boys were eager to participate. Bien hecho, Karencita, bien hecho.

Recently Karen sent me a few shoe reviews that I'd like to share with you. Her new shoe are made by Rieker, a German company founded by Mr. Heinrich Rieker in 1845. Rieker footwear features lightweight Antistress soles, cushioned footbeds and a roomier toe box than most dress shoes.

Here's Karen:

1. Rieker Federica D7506 pictured above: These shoes are totally faboo.  The style is "Federica" and the color is "kombi" or a combination of black with brown highlights.  I love the look of them, perhaps because they remind me of flamenco shoes!  The cut-outs are great and the strap has a snap closure with grommet features.  They are quite comfortable and the heel is a great height for skirts, dresses and trousers as well. It's also a comfortable height.  I'm very over spike heels!  I love that they go with either black or brown outfits. The price on these babies is $120.  I expect they will last for the rest of my natural born days!!! Available at Zappos for $119 or for $114.95

Rieker pump 2

2. Rieker Mirjam 43787: I have another pair of Rieker's that are too cool.  I picked them up on the first shopping excursion earlier this year.  They are called, "Mirjam" and are primarily beige but they pull a lot of grey with tiny little purple insets which are tres cool.  The cost is $129.  All off these were purchased at The Golden Shoe in Niles, IL.

Although this particular style is difficult to find online (currently one pair left at Zappos), over 200 Rieker styles are available at Zappos, while carries around 100 styles.

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Do you own a pair of Riekers? How do they fit? Do they help alleviate any foot problems you have? We'd love to know as your input is valuable to other readers. Leave a comment below, por favor. Gracias!

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5 Responses to Comfortable Pumps by Rieker

  1. Rose says:

    OH NO! The one pair left on Zappos is my size….. Decisions, decisions, decisions.

    I love other Riekers – I now have the Federica 05 in both black and red. They are by far my most comfortable shoes, and I have been on a comfortable shoe buying spree since injuring my foot.

    My podiatrist likes the Rieker brand too. I think you know each other, Kirstin. Jenny Sanders? I mentioned your blog to her.

  2. Kirsten@BarkingDogShoes says:


    Get them!! No pressure…but, GET THEM! Ha. I think it might be a retired style as I don’t see many of that certain style on the internet. Jenny Sanders has the blog, right? I’ve linked to her a few times but have never met her. Thanks for telling her about BDS:-)

  3. cedar says:

    Those shoes strike me as beautiful, in an unusual sort of way. I can’t explain it, but I’m not sure I could pull off either style. I might just have to admire from afar, but nice to know of another brand that is well made and comfortable.

  4. valleycat1 says:

    Looks like Rose (or someone) bought the Mirjam – the alternative Zappos suggests in Reikers is pretty cute. I’ve been eyeing some of Reiker’s slip on loafers with cutouts, but I don’t need a lot of depth in the toe area, so am not sure they’ll work for me. An alternative to the Mirjam is the Josef Seibel Rose, which I have in black & wear several times a week (& usually get at least one compliment each time).

  5. Rose says:

    I did buy that last pair of the Mirjam. They are on my feet today thanks to overnight shipping. They are comfortable and cute. The color is darker than it appears in the photo here (at least on my monitor) which is good for me. I am wearing them to work and I think they are probably not quite the thing for a business outfit, but I can never wait to wear new shoes. They will be great to wear on weekends all fall.

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