In 1965 Martin Michaeli founded MEPHISTO with the sole intention and his deep rooted ambition to create the world’s best shoes.

A subsidiary opens in Canada in 1989. The strong orientation towards nature, comfort and quality has set excellent standards for the success of the MEPHISTO brand in this country. 

Innovative SOFT-AIR TECHNOLOGY along with the all natural insoles and uppers, special shock absorbers in the heel and the soft, shock absorbing SOFT-AIR midsole in all MEPHISTO shoes and sandals ensure tireless walking.