Mephisto are a firm Oi Polloi favourite. We’ve sold them for years and there’s no reason why we won’t be selling them for many years to come. The French brand was launched all the way back in 1965, and since then has made all sorts of footwear, but to us the definitive Mephisto shoes are still their wedge soled Rainbow walking shoes. Sitting somewhere between trainers and hiking-boots, they’re comfortable, well-made and unmistakably French.
We’ve always known there were more colours in the Mephisto back catalogue, but it’s only been very recently that they’ve finally re-released them. Made from soft and supple nubuck with a hearty gum sole, the new Rainbow Originals are a great take on a comfort classic.