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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 1,537 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: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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excellent number of shoe choices and excellent customer service!

I'd also recommend: none-Mephisto is my brand!

Fit Survey

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Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from Cedar Park,Texas
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I always buy these sandals. Great fit and great comfort.

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  • - customer
  • from Langhorne , PA.
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love these shoes!!! I have 4+ pairs in different colors. Super comfy. Minimal break in time. Sizing is a little weird. I wear size 71|2. Went to a 38. Can do a 37 but right to edge.

I'd also recommend: Think, naot

Fit Survey

Runs Small

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from Cleveland, ohio
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have 2 pairs ( black patent and the butter soft gold leather)of the Mephisto Helen's. I LOVE them! I have one foot with a fallen arch after a tendon tear that is a half size larger than my other foot. These shoes mold to your feet within hours of wearing. I walk miles in my everyday. They are narrower than Berks which suits me. I usually wear a 91/2 and purchased the 10 which fit perfectly. The leather is soft and comfortable between your toes right out of the box! Plan to order more colors. Thanks Zappo's! You are my go to shoe source, and am loyal customer for life.

I'd also recommend: Vionic, Josef Seibel

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from Homes in multiple places
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I liked the look and feel of these initially, but after a few months of wear the leather strap that goes diagonal across the foot to the toe area has stretched out so much on both sandals that they are no longer comfortable, my foot slides all over and the sandal feels like it's falling off. I wish there was an adjustable strap for both major straps of these sandals. I didn't get much wear from these and will not purchase again.

I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from FL
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