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  • 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
  • 2% 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

  • 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 1,587 reviews.

Top Positive Review

12 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
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Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Not for those with bunions! Lovely shoe but rubs against big toe. So sad, I'll have to send them back!

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Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love that these sandals have a an adjustable width strap - I have a narrow foot which makes finding sandals I don't slide thorough difficult. also love how the cork foot bed conforms to your foot. I own 4 pairs of this style.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are my absolutely favorite sandals. If I lived in a warmer climate, I would likely toss all of my other shoes! I started wearing these sandals in 2007 and have never looked back. I walk a great deal and have found that they support my feet better than any other shoe or sandal that I own. When I travel, these are the only sandals that I pack. I do recommend that, prior to walking any distance in them, the new owner should break them in so that the strap between the toes becomes softer.

I'd also recommend: Naot, Dansko

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I purchased these in Grey Etna and Black Waxy Leather. The waxy leather requires a bit more breaking in and felt tighter out of the box. I typically wear a size 7.5, 38 in Dansko and 38 in Birkenstock and I found the 38 to fit well, though a tiny bit longer than the other brands. Not enough to size down for me and they feel good while walking. These sandals have more support, a bit more cushion, and are heavier than Birkenstocks.

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  • - customer
  • from Los Angeles, CA
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is the most beautiful sandal. It feels comfy. It is so hard to find things that fit. I wear orthotics and ususally can't find sandals that are as comfortable as these. I got the Silver Narobe.

I'd also recommend: New Balance

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Felt true to size

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Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from Overland Park, KS

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