Mephisto are known for their robust and durable walking shoes, specifically the Rainbow and the Cruiser, both of which offer unparalleled cushioning with Soft Air Technology embedded in the sole. The result is a shoe that doesn’t just protect the foot, but can correct gate and reduce shock.
This pair offers an aesthetic tweak, by substituting the leather uppers for a softer, classier velour-suede fusion. Velour, the product of Juicy Couture fame, and often summarised as a cheaper velvet, is a much more versatile material that has extensive use in furniture, interiors, bags and decorations. A velvet shoe doesn’t sound like a good idea, while a velour upper is plush yet hardy.
Long walk by day, wine bar by night? Mephisto Rainbow Velour, available from Terraces.