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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Mephisto recommends ordering up a full size for this style since it runs small (for example, if you are a size 6, you may want to choose a size 7).
  • The Helen sandal is a perennial favorite. What color is missing from your collection?
  • Leather, patent, or nubuck uppers are made with the finest materials for ultimate breathability and durability.
  • Adjustable buckle for a personalized fit.
  • Cork footbed lined with leather that softens over time for proper heel, arch, and foot support when walking.
  • Rubber mid-sole forms to the foot for a customized fit.
  • Made in France.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 in
    • Weight: 8 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 36 (US Women's 6), width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

78% Felt true to size
  • 1% Full size too large
  • 4% Half size too Large
  • 78% True to size
  • 11% Half size too small
  • 6% Full size too small
86% Felt true to width
  • 86% Felt true to width
  • 11% Felt narrower than marked
  • 2% Felt wider than marked
84% Excellent arch support
  • 84% Excellent arch support
  • 15% Moderate arch support
  • 0% 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.)
  • Mephisto recommends ordering up a full size for this style since it runs small (for example, if you are a size 6, you may want to choose a size 7).
  • The Helen sandal is a perennial favorite. What color is missing from your collection?
  • Leather, patent, or nubuck uppers are made with the finest materials for ultimate breathability and durability.
  • Adjustable buckle for a personalized fit.
  • Cork footbed lined with leather that softens over time for proper heel, arch, and foot support when walking.
  • Rubber mid-sole forms to the foot for a customized fit.
  • Made in France.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 in
    • Weight: 8 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 36 (US Women's 6), width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Mephisto Helen

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 1,562 reviews.

Top Positive Review

11 people found this review helpful.

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I just want to update my review of the Helen. I was so excited about the look of the sandals that I immediately wrote a review, but after I read the manufacturer recommendations on the shoebox lid, I had to return them for a larger size. Mephisto wrote that the best fit needs approximately 6-7mm of sandal in front of your toes and the same amount of footbed behind your heel. After the initial excitement of looking at the Helen in sand cobra (it is truly glam!) on my feet, I realized that the size 9 (I normally wear 9½) was too small as there was not enough footbed in front and behind my feet. By the way, I know the size of 7mm-it is the width of my wedding band and a little bigger than a 1/3 of an inch. I love absolutely love Zappos! I ordered the size 10 Helen the same evening I got the too small size 9 and got the 10 the next day! Of course, I returned the size 9 with a quick and free mailing label from Zappos from my printer. To reiterate, a size 9 would take a size 9, a 9½ would take a size 10. If you are a half size, order up, not down. These sandals are stunningly beautiful!

Read more » « Show less June 19, 2012 by Iris B
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Top Critical Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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I wore these on a trip to Italy. Felt like I was walking on a wood board and made my feet ache. The leather between my toes cut my foot and no matter how I adjusted the shoe, the shoe kept pushing my foot back due to my high arch. Horrible and expensive mistake.

Read more » « Show less June 29, 2013 by Anonymous
Helen
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Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have this shoe in several different colors but this platinum does not fir like any of the other leather or suede ones. I will try a different color and see if any better. Beware of the platunum...gorgeous color but very poor fit! One shoe way wider than the other..poor quality color for a moderately expensive shoe!

Fit Survey

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Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from Green Valley, AZ
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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When I saw the Mephisto Helens both my daughters were wearing, I had to get a pair for myself, and I am so glad I did. They are without a doubt the most comfortable sandals I've ever had.

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  • - customer
  • from Duxbury, Massachusetts
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Wear Mephisto Helen every day so I like a variety of colors. Prefer leather uppers, but I needed a pair of orange. Love the arch support for my high arch. Can add holes to the strap for my narrow feet. Wish the company would keep tangerine and green in the leather colors.

I'd also recommend: A sices Gel Cumulus

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  • - customer
  • from Kona, Hawaii
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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For those of us with major foot problems, Mephisto is the way to go. There is a lot of support, the foot bed is firm but giving. The toe leather is rolled so you don't have any rough surfaces touching your toe. I dinged it one star for style as I find it a little basic in design. Very comfortable sandal!

I'd also recommend: Naot, Birkenstock, Merrell and Dansko

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Runs Wide

Felt wider than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from Walnut Creek, Ca
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE the incredible arch supports in these shoes - if only Mephisto incorporated the same diligence of creating support in their other shoes. Had purchased a pair last year (or the year before) in metallic blue and dawdled at the orange they had last year until they were no more. So when I seen this patent leather bright orange it was a hit the buy button for me. I have very problematic feet (broken foot remnants), super sensitive to sock seems, etc. These are the best summer shoe for me and I don't have to where a closed shoe to get my custom orthodics, they're already built into the shoe. Now I'm spying the wine colored ones :)

I'd also recommend: Jambu, J41, clarks

Fit Survey

Runs Small

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Felt true to size

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Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from chicago
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