Founded by Martin Michaeli in 1965 after time in the U.S.A, and it was at this time when the moccasin construction became the foundation of the brand. After patenting the unique footwear manufacturing method in 1973, the brand solidified itself as the head producers of their respected footwear product. The Mephisto's of today incorporate an identical silhouette with minor detailing altered, with features such as their Soft-Air technology being integrated within all their products.