HISTORYWe began retailing a selection of well known brands through a small network of shops in the Southeast of the England. It was only when our founders, Michael and Lorna Sanders discovered Mephisto Shoes that our core offering began to take shape. Based on growing popularity we decided to specialise in Mephisto Shoes, opening the first UK brand store in Lymington, Hampshire in the early 90s. We also began to offer these comfort shoes in our other stores.
Before long customers were responding to our individual approach and clever stock selection, so our reputation for comfort footwear grew. We decided to move to central London where the business thrived for nine years as a brand shop, “Mephisto Picadilly”, under the expert stewardship of the Sanders’ daughter, Delia.
Today the business is run by the son, Rufus trading as Sanders Lifestyle Footwear. Rufus promotes the “small and successful” traditional family business ethic that has been largely lost from our streets today. He also sells great shoes.