Who are we?
Created by two Belgians, Steven and Sarah, who are associates but also a couple, RIVKA takes its name from Steven’s great-grandmother, a Polish immigrant who opened a shoe shop in Brussels in 1936.
Steven’s family has been active in the shoe business for four generations and Steven, who currently runs two shops in Brussels, is also a self-taught designer. For RIVKA, he designs all the models himself and works with manufacturers with which he has a long-standing relationship. This allows him to obtain very competitive prices while maintaining high quality craftsmanship.
Sarah, formerly a lawyer, wanted to have a more creative career and decided to put her energy and her interest in fashion at the service of RIVKA. Sarah is responsible for the brand development, marketing and the legal aspects within RIVKA.
RIVKA shoes are designed in Brussels (Belgium) and handmade in Spain from the best quality leather coming from tanneries in Italy, France and the UK. The soles are always made from a very resistant foam material, one of the best in the industry.
RIVKA’s are the perfect combination between a classic shoe and a sneaker.
The brand and its values
We make a point of manufacturing all the products sold on the website in Europe in order to support European manufacturers and ensure that working conditions of the employees are fair.
In addition, in keeping with our values, we donate 1% of the sale of each pair of shoes to an organization working in the fields of education and immigration in order to contribute, albeit very modestly, to the creation of a more inclusive society.