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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 1,252 reviews.

Top Positive Review

9 people found this review helpful.

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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: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!
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Right out of the box review: I usually wear 7½ in flats and shoes. I ordered an 8 in these. They fit great. The brand recommends making sure you have some space above your toe. I did not do that. I could have sized up, but that would have been too big. For now, they are pretty comfortable. I do not know how they would wear after good amount of use and if I made a bad decision. But let me emphasize. They do look like slippers. Zero fashion points. Worse than Birkestocks. I use them as slippers indoors. I would never wear them outside and would be embarrassed to be caught wearing these in public. They might work if your style is mom/granny style. Or you are into lounge wear. Or super casual. They creak a little. I hope that goes away soon. Lots of people have been complaining about needing shoes that travel well for hours at a stretch or are made for walking. I highly recommend Chole Haan Nike Air Tech flats. Or Oxfords with rubber soles. Lots of brands make them. I guess in the slippers category, this is as good as it gets.

I'd also recommend: Chole Haan

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  • from Arizona
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have been wearing these best fit and feel sandals for over 17 years now. I can only afford one every 2-3 years, however I still have and wear every pair purchased.

I'd also recommend: Purchase these. You will not be sorry.

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  • from San Diego County
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I bought what I think is this exact same sandal (made in Portugal) in about 1988, branded as Land's End from their catalog. The sandal was comfortable and wore like iron, but now 26 years later it was time to replace them. I started looking about 2 years ago and found these but was reluctant to pay 3 times more (!) than what I paid in 1988. I finally bit the bullet and bought them this summer. Overall, I am pleased, especially since my left foot is a 1/2 size bigger than the right and I have extremely high insteps. Although The Air-Relax midsole is very comfortable, for my smaller foot, the adjustable buckling strap on the new sandal initially cut into my instep and the thong seemed to rub between my toes. I finally realized with the help of the printed info from Mephisto that I had to loosen that strap so my heel fell into the heel cup appropriately, even though there is quite a bit of extra room up in the toe area. They did take longer to break in than I remember the old pair, but then my memory 26 years later isn't as good as it used to be. At any rate, they are much more comfortable now after making adjustments. After the edges of the leather straps soften up a bit more, I am confident I'll have this pair for another 26 years - they'll probably outlive me.

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Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes were super good looking on my foot, arch support hit in the right place, length was perfect, but my toes and edge of foot hit the side edges of the shoe near the toes. Because of the shape of the shoe, they were hitting the edge which was "sharp" not rounded. Just not quite enough room for the width of my feet to fit into the rounded space for toes. Too bad.

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  • from United States
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love the comfort of these shoes. They are high quality and well worth the price. I have them in three colors. If you suffer from sore feet after wearing sandals all day in the summer give these a try.

I'd also recommend: Earth

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$139.00

Width: B - Medium

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