Josef Seibel Group

Josef Seibel

Josef Seibel shoes began in 1886 in a small German village. This family held Shoe Company is today run by a fourth generation under Carl-August Seibel. The same basic philosophies are followed. Premium quality in materials, the best workmanship, and comfort. These main principals have helped Josef Seibel shoes become world reknown as "The European Comfort Shoe." Today 2500 people are working under the management of Carl-August Seibel and Andreas Garnier for the Josef Seibel Group.

More and more people are discovering that their foot and leg fatigue is greatly reduced or eliminated after wearing Josef Seibel shoes. Anatomical footbeds and foot massage insole systems maximize comfort and increases blood circulation. At Josef Seibel, commitment to quality and innovation never goes out of style.

Only the finest leathers are used in the production of Josef Seibel boots, clogs, sandals, and shoes for discerning men and women. Treat yourself to the handcrafted quality and unsurpassed comfort of Josef Seibel.

Josef Seibel Group Facts:

  • Brands: Josef Seibel, Romika, Westland and RomiKids
  • Production: 5.000.000 Pairs per year (equals 23.500 pairs a day)
  • Employees: 2500 worldwide (320 in Germany)
  • Factories: Hauenstein (Germany), Trier (Germany), Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Czech Republic
  • Markets: Worldwide in more then 40 countries




Since 1921, Romika shoes have been combining fashion and comfort into their premium footwear. Using the most advanced technology and the strictest standards of quality control, Romika has stayed true to its authentic German heritage.

Only the best textiles and finest leathers are used in the production of Romika sandals, Romika clogs, and Romika shoes. Join the many that have discovered the benefits of the signature lateral support wings and orthotic-friendly footbeds.

Romika remains committed to producing comfortable, durable shoes that reflect the spirit of the times in both style and color. Feel the benefits of thoughtful design and appreciate old world craftsmanship each time you wear a pair of Romika shoes.


A classical component in the range of Romika, suitable implemented for children:
Tough slippers, weatherproof boots and of course the indestructible wellingtons. Everything in well-known Romika quality.


Since end of 1996 also the traditional brand Westland belongs to the shoe group Josef Seibel. Whereas under the logo Josef Seibel exclusively sportive comfort shoes for ladies and men are produced and distributed, Westland stands for the classical city shoe for men.

Within few months, under the management of Josef Seibel, the full collection was completely renewed and the production rationalised. High quality men's shoes with leather and rubber soles, in Brush-, Calf- and Buffaloleathers, especially with functions like Air Massage® footbed or the extra wide programme are offered. Leather lining, leather insoles and many articles in waterproof Sympatex® equipment complete the Westland range, which is sold in the main important middle price range.

Westland shoes today are sold worldwide through the Josef Seibel distribution system and you can find them in many leading shoe stores in Europe.


Feminine, sexy trendy. Under the umbrella of Josef Seibel, ladies' shoes brand Ladystar plays fashion in the premier league. The latest trends are interpreted with passion and expertise. The result is a feminine and stylish collection with a high glam factor. The range of styles includes a wide variety of elegant high heels, glamorous sporty trainers, casual boots and inventive rain and snow boots. High-quality materials, beautiful colours and, what all Josef Seibel Group shoes are known for, excellent fit, distinguish the unique Ladystar collection. Price-wise, Ladystar is positioned in the middle market segment.


As of the Autumn/Winter 2013 season, successful brand GERRY WEBER Shoes will be designed, produced and distributed under the umbrella of the Josef Seibel Group. Modern, high-quality and sophisticated, the shoe collections are the perfect foil to this internationally successful women's fashion manufacturer's womenswear collection. Whether they're casual and sporty or feminine and elegant: the materials, workmanship, and fashion profile of the GERRY WEBER Shoes collection perfectly meet the varied footwear needs of the modern, self-confident woman.


Our family company Josef Seibel is still lead in fourth generation with the same firm philosophy, which gave Josef Seibel a name worldwide:

  • Best quality in material and processing

  • Approved good fitting with an excellent foot bed

  • High flexibility and a non-tiring walking through the little unwinding resistance and the little weight

  • High tread cushioning to relieve the joints, sinews and muscles.

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In 1886 one of the firts shoe factories in Hauenstein was founded by Carl-August Seibel. At that time he produced shoes and sandals in his own house.

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