In 1965 Martin Michaeli founded Mephisto with the intention to create the world’s best shoes. The moccasin became the spearhead of the Mephisto brand with its distribution starting in Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland. In 1987, Mephisto captured the American market. 1999, Mephisto began offering as many as 600 models throughout the globe and was recognized that year as the “Best Footwear brand of France”. Franco's is proud to offer this popular brand of footwear in a wide assortment of unique styles for work and casual wear.