Mephisto continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary as creator of the world’s finest footwear by relaunching its iconic Rainbow and Lady styles for Fall 2016. “The Originals” have a vintage look, but have been updated with new leather materials and trendy fall colors in order to appeal to a wider age range. These luxurious leisure shoes are integrated with Mephisto’s SOFT-AIR technology, which means they’re made for exploration, travel, and adventure.
Comfort is the first trait that I look for when I go shoe shopping. Yes, I stand guilty for having sported the sexy socks and Birkenstocks look many times before. Of course, style does comes into play when looking for a new pair of kicks. That’s why I tend to wear brands of shoes that sell comfort to their customers. Additionally, I don’t like to waste money on shoes that are poorly made; at the most they last a couple of months and then I feel like I’ve thrown away my money. That’s why I would invest in high quality shoes, and Mephisto definitely hits the bull’s eye on what I look for in a pair of shoes.
I personally love them in the “Silver Venise” color. The Mephisto sneakers that I received have a glitter finish to them. They remind me of the 90s’ tennis shoes that women often wear with a white tee shirt and sundress or with skinny jeans. I like how they have a platform to them which adds a modern look. Most of the styles that I perused seem to be intended for a vibrant and youthful look. You can make changes to the style and color of the shoe: the outer sole of the shoe can be black or continue with the sparkly finish. This adds a fresh, edgy look.
This brand offers different styles specifically for women and men, respectively. Upon looking at the options, I originally wanted a pair of red sneakers but they turned out to be intended just for guys. Personally, I find that the Mephisto company should offer all of their sneakers in both the women and male sizes instead of creating styles specificially for one gender.
Once I put on these shoes, I was sure I could walk for miles. They feel very light and airy, I wasn’t the least bit concerned about the tribulations of breaking in a new pair. I felt that I could take on the city without worrying about the customary blisters and pains accompanied with the acquistion of new shoes. Comfort and support should be a priority because they affect so much more than just your feet: it can take a toll on your knees, back, and posture. Mephisto makes high quality shoes crafted with genuine leather and SOFT-AIR technology that helps absorb the shock of walking on hard concrete. The advanced shock absorption helps your joints and the vertebrae in your back.
There are many positive characteristics of Mephisto Shoewear, but a unique bonus is the offer of complete resoling and repair after wear and tear. When you buy their shoes, they give you a shipping label and pamphlet explaining the process. Ordinarily, you would have to go to a shoe-maker in order to refurbish a well-loved pair of shoes, but with Mephisto, they keep approximately 85% of all Mephisto soles in stock should your favorite pair be in need. No need for tearful goodbyes, your favorite foot accessories will be as good as new thanks to this happy arrangement.
I’m glad to report that Mephisto Shoe Company has created a greatly successful line of shoes that guarantee top quality. I’m excited to own a pair myself, and look forward to many days of blister-free strolling.
The Mephisto Rainbow collection is available in five colors, including Chestnut Heritage, Black Heritage, NavySportbuck/Denim, Dark Brown Sportbuck/Brown, and Burnt Orange Velours/Red, and retail for $349.
The Lady comes in Silver Venise, Blue Nubuck/Fuchsia, Black Storm, and Black Crinkle Patent, with a price of $339.
Mephisto Originals are available for purchase at select Mephisto Shop locations nationwide. To purchase online or to find their nearest retailer, consumers can visit Mephisto’s e-commerce site, www.mephistousa.com/us.
Disclosure: Mephisto offered me a free pair of “The Originals” in exchange for a product review.