Mephisto prides itself on quality footwear and their Allrounder range is no exception. Just stepping into their New Bond Street “Concept Store” gives off the impression that you are somewhere special.

Mephisto is all about walking – their aim to make the best shoes that people will actually want to wear, so function stays clearly in focus at all times. The Allrounder range is aimed at the active and outdoor user, from serious walking boots, to sandals, to shoes that will be at home on the High Street, or scrambling in the hills.

The defining feature that sets the Allrounders aside from competitors is the quality of the materials – finest leathers, Gore Tex, Vibram soles – and manufacturing in Sarrebourg, France, rather than the Far East, like many competitors.

This attention to detail has won a celebrity following amongst the Hollywood great and good (or, perhaps just the beautiful people), Brad Pitt, Jude Law, Jennifer Aniston, Matt Damon, Avril Lavigne, Will Ferrell and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

The shoes themselves are all aimed at walking, featuring shock absorbing and dynamic stability controlled soles. Of course, models such as the “Power” contain a Gore-Tex membrane that will keep your feet dry whatever the conditions.

Funky designs compete with the best, the Allrounder website at

contains all the technical details and there are styles for men women and children for a variety of activities.