Romika is a German company which was founded in 1922. The founders invented many new materials and constructions like foam rubber or Vibram. The company develped into one of the most popular brand names ever in the worldwide shoe history. The nineties brought changes to ROMIKA. Founder Hellmuth Lemm died in 1988 and his family retired from the business. The new owner, Rene C. Jaeggi, took over the leadership of ROMIKA. The Josef Seibel Group took over ROMIKA in 2005, Against the trend of moving production to the Far East, the Josef Seibel Group believes in keeping production close to home. The slogan "The European Comfort Shoe” was the result of this - 70% of production lies in Eastern Europe, 5 % in the West (including some in Germany) and 25% is produced in Asia.