Westland by Josef Seibel Shoes, Boots & Sandals - A Brief History

Romika was founded in 1922 by 3 business men. In 1936 the Romika trademark was transferred to Mr Hellmuth Lemm. The company then survived a turbulent period. During 1950-1960, Romika were integral to the German Economic Boom and “Made in Germany” became synonymous with Quality.

By the end of 1960,  the Romika factories were expanding and they employed over 2,500 people. The success of the brand continued into the 1980's. Mr Lemm died in 1988 and his family retired from business. The Josef Siebel group took over the business in 2005.

In 2020 Romika Shoes GmbH was changed to Westland GmbH.  As a comfort innovator for almost 100 years Romika brought together a comprehensive collection of lightweight, flexible and superb fitting footwear; under the new Westalnd by Josef Seibel name, the range of products will continue to be on offer and further developed.

The slogan “The European Comfort Shoe” is a result of 75% of production remaining in Europe.


The European Comfort Shoe

Westland by Josef Seibel shoes are all-season footwear, from sturdy yet comfortable boots to stylish sandals. The winter boots are warm, weather-resistant and grip well in icy conditions. Our Sandals are comfortable & casual - perfect beach and summer footwear.

Their market leading technology includes their PU soles - made without glue for a watertight seal they are also more durable and flexible. They developed Dry Tex Lining for moisture wicking breathable uppers. Many boots from Westland bu Josef Seibel and Romika Shoes are machine washable and can be dried on radiators - something not many brands can achieve.

Westland by Josef Seibel offers unparalleled comfort, cushioning and strength through the prevalent use of the direct injected polyurethane construction and includes removable footbeds across both shoes and sandals.

WESTLAND by Josef Seibel introduces a comprehensive collection of lightweight, flexible and superb fitting footwear for Autumn/Winter.

TopDryTex waterproof membrane technology features heavily in the new collection, to ensure WESTLAND footwear is 100% waterproof and windproof while still allowing feet to breathe. This innovative membrane is applied not only to high season winter boots, but also to street and city wear – perfectly combining fashion and function. 





A Selection of Autumn/Winter 2021 Styles