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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 is a perennial favorite. What color is missing from your collection?
  • Leather 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
  • 10% Half size too small
  • 6% Full size too small
87% Felt true to width
  • 87% Felt true to width
  • 11% Felt narrower than marked
  • 2% Felt wider than marked
87% Excellent arch support
  • 87% Excellent arch support
  • 13% 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 is a perennial favorite. What color is missing from your collection?
  • Leather 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 1,245 reviews.

Top Positive Review

9 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
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The most comfortable sandals you'll ever buy. I have wide feet and a very high instep and after having foot surgery this is the only sandal I can wear. Great arch support. Lots of great color options. After a while they loosen up but that's no problem because you can just adjust the strap! I've worn Mephistos for years; however, since my surgery I've had to switch from the Ularia to the Helen. Mephisto sandals are the best and last forever. It's just a matter of finding the right one for you!

Read more » « Show less July 14, 2011 by Annette M
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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:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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Probably worth a try to see if they work for you. For me, the footbed was too narrow (The outside edge of the cup heel rubbed my foot and my little toes tended to hang over the edge). However, at the same time, the straps were too loose (I had the adjustable strap at it's tightest just to hold the shoe to my foot, but at the same time the toe strap and other strap was not even touching the top of my foot it was so loose.) I normally wear an 8 medium in a sandal. In these I needed a 9. I liked the shoes and wanted them to work even at this expensive price, but they just didn't fit me well.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Midwest
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love my new shoes! They fit perfectly and look great! I bought them because I have planters fasciitis and the support these provide is great! They are a tad on the small size so order larger than you normally do.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Gainesville, GA
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Very comfortable. Would have kept them but I decided they were not the look I wanted. They made my feet look too chunky.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Dallas, TX
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Had bought and returned Birkenstocks. Very disappointed. After reading other poor Birkenstock reviews the Mephisto Helen was mentioned as a better option. And read a lot of reviews about the Helen Plus and decided to just go with the Helen. Best sandal ever. No real break in time. I put a little oil on the toe piece just to make sure it did not rub a blister but really was not an issue.

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 TX
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I love these shoes and have 4 pairs in different colors. They have saved me when I had severe arch pain and allowed me to walk for miles. I cannot walk barefoot anymore so I live in these shoes both indoors and out. My only complaint is that I have one particular pair, the silver strap style, where the soles are NOT non-marking. They mark up my hard wood floors all the time and so I am constantly cleaning up after myself. I called customer service at Mephisto and they denied that this could happen. I offered to send them a video of it happening, they were not interested and said I could mail them in and they would take a look at them, but would not replaced them if it was true, so why would I bother?

I'd also recommend: dansko, birkenstock

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 New Jersey
$139.00

Width: B - Medium

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