How do Rieker Shoes Fit

How Do Rieker Shoes Fit?

By far one of our most popular brands, Rieker Shoes are synonymous with comfort, quality and choice. In this blog, we aim to explain how Rieker shoes fit as well as answer frequently asked questions we hear from our customers. Begg Shoes have the biggest independent selection of Rieker in the UK and have been working with this brand for a very long time. From queries about bunions to care advice, we have heard it all and know our Rieker very well.

Are Rieker Shoes True to Size?

Rieker are fairly dependable in terms of shoe size length, however, it is really important to note that they are made in EU sizes, so we strongly advise buying Rieker shoes in their manufactured size. Take a look at our Rieker Shoes Size Conversion if you need help finding your Rieker size. Rieker makes a variety of shoe shapes that fit differently, most are a regular fit that suits the majority of people. However, they do some narrower shoes and a great selection of wide fit Rieker – take a look below.

Begg Shoes has worked with Rieker for many years and stock a UK leading selection, get in touch if you would like help and advice.

Are Rieker shoes wide fitting?

As it is not marked on the box as to whether a Rieker shoe is wide fitting, our teams have become experts at picking out those that are! But how do they do this? They get hands-on. Our team will spend time trying on the shoes, seeing how it feels to them individually first. This gives them a good idea when talking to you, our customers.

Not only that but feedback from our customers is vital because if you feel that a particular boot or shoe is a wide fit, then it is likely that others will too. Our instore teams will then pass this on and the information shall be added to the product description on our website, this way online buyers can know too!

These styles have been handpicked by our store teams as being wide or wider fit. Whether they have a roomier toe box or wider fit all round, these styles are ideal for those who need a more generous fit.


Rieker L4652-00 Birbocap Wide Fit

Rieker Wide Fit L4652-00 Black Leather Ankle Boots

Rieker L1751-35 Celia 72

Rieker L1751-35 Wine Leather shoes

Wide Fit Rieker Z4652-00 Birboot Tex

Rieker Z4652-00 Black Leather Ankle Boots

How to Convert Rieker Sizing

Wearing the right size of shoes can greatly impact your comfort and the longevity of your new shoes. With so many different size conversions, it can be very confusing shopping for shoes whether you are shopping online or shopping in a store. Specifically, Rieker is manufactured in European sizes.

As you can see from the Size Conversion Chart below, EU sizes are not as closely matched to the Uk sizes as you might believe. In fact, one of the most popular sizes, a UK size 6, falls between continental sizes 39 and 40. Whilst we would normally recommend a size 39 in these situations, the different last shapes can fit everyone differently. This can depend on their own foot shape, the toe shape and width fitting.

We advise extra you take extra care when converting Rieker EU to US women’s sizes since we do find there are a variety of different conversions out there. If possible stick to the size of Rieker shoes that you have tried and tested.

This is why we train our staff to recognise toe shapes in both shoes and feet so that we can offer the best service to our customers.

Riker Shoes Fitting Guide

Women’s Rieker Size Chart

Rieker EU to US Shoe Size Guide

Our wide range of women’s Rieker Shoes starts from EU size 35 to 43. Check out our Rieker size guide to find the best fit for you, or pop in to store to try on a pair of Rieker shoes. We always recommend you stick to your EU size when picking your next pair of shoes. This is because there is less chance of getting the wrong size due to conversion.


35 2.5 4.5
36 3 5
37 4 6
38 5 7
39 5.5 8
40 6.5 8.5
41 7 9
42 8 10
43 9 11


Rieker Size Chart Men’s

Our range of Men’s Rieker Shoes starts from EU size 40 to 47. All Rieker men’s shoes are made on Antistress footbeds, offering exceptional comfort and support. Check out our Rieker size guide to find the best fit for you, or pop in to store to try on a pair of Rieker shoes.


39 5.5 7
40 6.5 7.5
41 7 8.5
42 8 9
43 9 10
44 9.5 10.5
45 10 11.5
46 11 12
47 12 13

Society of Shoe Fitters Logo

Our size conversion guide is a guide only, as we know that fit can vary from brand to brand. We are supported by The Society of Shoe Fitters, and a number of our core staff have completed expert training by the Society of Shoe Fitters. For more information on our Autumn Winter Boots range, have a read of our Boots Buyers Guide to find out the latest trends on offer.


Rieker Fitting and Size Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Rieker Shoes good for bunions?

Rieker feature key designs that would be suitable for those who suffer from bunions. Rieker shoes are lightweight, soft and flexible, thanks to the stitch construction sole units and soft uppers. Look for leather uppers that will stretch and avoid details over the bunion area to minimise discomfort. For more advice and information, take a look at our Best Shoes for Bunions blog post.

What are Rieker Antistress shoes?

Rieker Shoes began in 1874 in Germany and quickly built up a reputation in the industry for producing quality and comfortable footwear. Rieker shoes are made in their own production units in Eastern Europe, Vietnam and North Africa.

A key element in Rieker shoes is the Antistress technology, a footwear technology designed for comfort with every step. Lightweight, shock-absorbent and flexible, Rieker Antistress shoes are supremely comfortable.

Anti-shock features provide impact cushioning properties whilst the luxuriously padded footbeds and anatomically shaped insoles offer essential support.

Rieker Antistress shoes are lightweight and provide maximum reflexibility. Their shoes allow additional room for feet to expand and move throughout the day. All Rieker shoes are made with Antistress technology.

The combination of exceptional comfort, stylish designs and excellent value for money make Rieker our most sought after footwear brand.

Rieker product shoes features

Are Rieker shoes leather?

Not all Rieker shoes are leather. Some styles are made with high-quality man-made materials which still offer superb comfort combined with excellent value for money. Leather shoes are sought out for their breathable and malleable uppers, offering lasting comfort from the very first moment. Our product descriptions should state if the shoes have a leather upper, and if you are unsure, please get in touch so that we can find out for you.

Best of the Lasts

With over 350 Rieker Shoes online, Begg Shoes know a thing or two about our customer’s favourite brand. Over the years we have found the shoe shapes (lasts) which are the most loved and in this guide we aim to discuss the lasts fit.

So what is a last?

Simply put, a last is the shape of the shoe. Shoes are built upon lasts, these are structures which resemble the shape of a foot. The upper of the shoe was constructed around the last and the sole unit was fixed to the underneath of the shoe. This means that shoes with the same last offer the same fit. Although the uppers may look different, the fit of the shoe will be the same. This is great news if you have found a shoe which is super comfortable.

We at Begg Shoes have named our shoes after the last which they were made on. Many of our ladies shoes sound the same, but have very different uppers so you can still have comfortable shoes for every occasion.

The ‘Doc’ Last

The ‘Bocci / Bocco’ Last

The Fawn Last