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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
  • 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

  • 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 1,576 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
Helen
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love, love, love this sandal! I have it in many colors and am thrilled with this dressier, more glamorous look. It wears well, and is a great addition to a shoe wardrobe.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Perfect sandal to wear with just about anything. Everyday wear to a trek across Italy, this sandal does not disappoint. Have been wearing Hellens for over 20 years and absolutely love them. Fit is true and durability is outstanding. They are a little spendy, but worth every penny. Love you feet and treat yourself.

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Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from Chagrin Falls, OH
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Great shoes. I used to wear birkenstocks, but these are much more durable and comfortable.

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Runs Small

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Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from DC
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Was very pleased with my purchase. I will be ordering another pair of sandals soon. They arrived very quickly.

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Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

  • - customer
  • from Lakeland Fl
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have bought many of these sandals from zappos. I have been very pleased with each purchase. Received them very quickly. I will be ordering another pair soon.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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