The Mephisto shoes company was established in 1965 at Sarrebourg, France. Their philosophy has always been to utilise the highest specification of materials and components in the manufacturing of their footwear.
Aniline-tanning means natural tanning, by using colour application that allows the leathers to keep their natural appearance. Manufacturing footwear in this leather requires enormous experience. Naturally tanned leathers may also be of slightly different colour as the hides do not always react identically when tanning. Also, there may be small colour differences within the same hide.
Mephisto's grained leathers are on a natural base and not "warm pressed" like cheaper grained leathers. This can result in the grain appearing slightly different from pair to pair and even sometimes between the left and right shoe.
The other main driving force of Mephisto shoes is to endeavour to achieve excellent fitting properties for all their styles.
The soft-air technology of Mephisto Shoes makes tired feet a thing of the past. The flexible SOFT-AIR mid-sole minimises the shock resulting from walking. Thus offering protection to your feet, relief for your joints and proper care for your back.
Today Mephisto is a major shoe producer, with more than 2800 employees and 100 million pairs of shoes sold per year.
A Selection of Autumn Winter 2013 Styles