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Mephisto Elka

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  • Attractive backless sandal features two adjustable straps for maximum fit and comfort.
  • Leather uppers are made with the finest full-grain leathers for ultimate breathability and durability.
  • Cork footbed for proper heel, arch, and foot support when walking.
  • Rubber mid-sole forms to the foot for a customized fit.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 12 in
    • Weight: 9 oz
    • Platform Height: 12 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 37 (US Women's 7), width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

85% Felt true to size
  • 1% Full size too large
  • 3% Half size too Large
  • 85% True to size
  • 7% Half size too small
  • 4% Full size too small
88% Felt true to width
  • 88% Felt true to width
  • 9% Felt narrower than marked
  • 3% Felt wider than marked
73% Excellent arch support
  • 73% Excellent arch support
  • 25% Moderate arch support
  • 2% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Attractive backless sandal features two adjustable straps for maximum fit and comfort.
  • Leather uppers are made with the finest full-grain leathers for ultimate breathability and durability.
  • Cork footbed for proper heel, arch, and foot support when walking.
  • Rubber mid-sole forms to the foot for a customized fit.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 12 in
    • Weight: 9 oz
    • Platform Height: 12 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 37 (US Women's 7), width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Mephisto Elka

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 189 reviews.

Top Positive Review

5 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
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I have fibromyalgia, as well as serious orthopedic issues. I believe I bought my first pair of Elka in 2003. The only shoes I took to London where these and a pair of trainers. The Elkas were better than the trainer; I walked for hours at a time. I have 6 pairs now, including (thankfully) colors that have been discontinued. I'm hardly a fashion plate, but I have received so many compliments on these shoes, which I think are beautiful on the foot. The only adjustment I've made is to tight the forward strap. I also like how the ankle strap is over the top of the foot, not touching the ankle. It's more flattering, and if your feet do swell, you won't have the strap cutting in. I wear these from May through October (in Chicago), and wear them to business meetings and dressy occasions. In addition to the excellent arch, the heel cup makes a tremendous difference. Both my chiropractor and my orthopedic surgeon state Mephistos are excellent for people with bad backs, hips and knees. (The other brand is Dansko, which the surgeon wears in the OR.) This is a great shoe to have around for after knee or hip surgery, when you aren't able to put on socks or tie shoes.

Read more » « Show less April 7, 2011 by Deb B
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Top Critical Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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Mephisto - I found the shoe to be overrated. I wasn't concerned about the look so much as the comfort, but I was disappointed in both.

Read more » « Show less May 11, 2004 by Anonymous
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5 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have fibromyalgia, as well as serious orthopedic issues. I believe I bought my first pair of Elka in 2003. The only shoes I took to London where these and a pair of trainers. The Elkas were better than the trainer; I walked for hours at a time. I have 6 pairs now, including (thankfully) colors that have been discontinued. I'm hardly a fashion plate, but I have received so many compliments on these shoes, which I think are beautiful on the foot. The only adjustment I've made is to tight the forward strap. I also like how the ankle strap is over the top of the foot, not touching the ankle. It's more flattering, and if your feet do swell, you won't have the strap cutting in. I wear these from May through October (in Chicago), and wear them to business meetings and dressy occasions. In addition to the excellent arch, the heel cup makes a tremendous difference. Both my chiropractor and my orthopedic surgeon state Mephistos are excellent for people with bad backs, hips and knees. (The other brand is Dansko, which the surgeon wears in the OR.) This is a great shoe to have around for after knee or hip surgery, when you aren't able to put on socks or tie shoes.

I'd also recommend: Mephisto clogs and Dansko with the rocker sole (not heals)

Fit Survey

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Excellent arch support

  • from Suburban Chicago area
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes are great! But I think a larger size will work better. I am going to reorder!

I'd also recommend: Munro

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Gainesville, FLorida
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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This is the shoe I've been waiting for. Comfortable right out of the box and extremely supportive. Works well for standing for long periods of time and for walking. The silver metallic is fun because you can dress it up or down.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Midwest
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Zappos has a wonderful service record! I ordered these shoes at about midnight on Saturday and got them on Monday. I am pleased with the way the shoes fit, even though I have not been able to wear them for very long because I just got them. The fit is good, and true to size. I love the way the shoes feel on my feet. I will write again after I've had a chance to wear them, but just wanted to say how fast Zappo's service is. I love shopping here.

I'd also recommend: Josef Seibel

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Jonesboro, Arkansas
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes are very nice, the leather is just not soft enough when wearing them without socks.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from VA
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