Mephisto Helen Reviews

1566 reviews
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Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

84% "Excellent arch support"

1511 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/19/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

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!

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55 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/29/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

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.

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Andover, CT

I bought these for a trip to Peru and Ecuador. They were great for city walking and for "evening" wear. Just dressy enough with the bit of shine. I got a lot of compliments. They also added a bit of style to my neutral travel color scheme. I had bought the same shoe in a peachy color some years ago so I was pretty confident of the comfort and fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Rochester NY

There's a reason these are offered in more than a dozen colors. They somehow manage to be comfortable and flattering. There are no straps to hurt your toes -- they are as easy to wear and as stylish as flip flops but they have a lot more cushioning and support. After two or three summers the footbed tends to get squashed down and smooth. Just tighten the straps a little. I purchase a new pair every other year or so. No longer even bother to consider other styles.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 31, 2012

Karen B

from Southern Calif

This is one of the best sandals ever made. I own two other pair of the Helen style and they are not only comfortable they provide proper arch support for the feet, etc. I will buy this style again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 31, 2012

Sharon M

from L M , Wi.

Great shoe! Wear it and another pair I have in black Nubuck everyday. Perfect fit and will buy more.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 29, 2012

Sarah W

 

I love Mephisto, this is my 3rd pair in 10 years. They last forever and provide great support. The glossy leather is bit more stylish than the suede-ish like leather.

Brands I'd also recommend: dansko, born, asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 18, 2012

Donna K

from Corpus Christi, TX

Shoes were exactly what I wanted and service from Zappos (I had to swap sizes) was the best mail order I've ever experienced.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Mesa, AZ (winter), Vancouver, BC (summer)

Best sandals ever! I love them - the fit is excellent and so comfortable with arch support! Best price I've found is on Zappos and free delivery and very quick delivery! A Winner all around!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Saint Paul, MN

Love these shoes! I need comfort sandals, but don't want to totally give up looking nice. These are comfortable and pretty. I own 5 pairs of Mephisto Helen sandals and I love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 3, 2012

Anonymous

from san diego

Consider the Helen Plus if you have a wide foot. I have a slightly wide foot and found the Helen to be too narrow. The footbed does seem very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 11, 2012

Joanne w

from canada/mexico

Just received them in fuchsia, wow, very nice. This is my 5th pair, in other colors very very comfy. Can walk all day in these. Worth every penny.

Brands I'd also recommend: rohde

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

Mephisto is an amazing shoe. I have a high arch and this is the only sandal that I have found that has great arch support and looks great. I started wearing this style of Mephisto after foot surgery 10 years ago and could not imagine life without them. I live in Florida so I pretty much wear them all year long. Thank you Zappos for offering such an awesome shoe and such quick shipping!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 9, 2012

Colleen C

from Australia

This is an extremely comfortable sandal. It gives great support for someone with a pronation problem. I have 2 pairs and wear them constantly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Waldlaufer

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Fflorida

These sandals are really cute and I wish they had fit, but they are not wide enough for my 7W foot. Please make wide widths, Mephisto!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 17, 2012

Donatella

from seattle

She loves them! This was a gift and she lives in them. Comfortable, breathable and cute, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2012

Gwen S

from Melbourne, FL

I was buying this shoe with much confidence as I have the same one in tan leather and live in them. They are extremely comfortable. I have had four surgeries on my foot and have to wear a shoe with this kind of firm arch only. This adds a little of a dress-up look to my outfits.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Naots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

Love, love, love these! I'm on my second pair and wore out the first pair. It's January and I'm still running around in these! Very very comfortable shoes. If Mephisto ever discontinues them I'm gonna cry.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 26, 2011

Anonymous

from Portland OR

Mephisto Helen is so popular. I've tried other Mephisto shoes and love most of them. This particular style and material is more comfortable for me than the shiny leather ones.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Lakewood Ranch, FL

Simply the best foot-cradle sandals... I own several colors, and keep coming back to add to my 'wardrobe'! I wear a US size 8, but find that the EU size 39 works best for me in these sandals, as my foot sits comfortably within the 'rim' of the footbed. Excellent value, considering the anatomical design, comfort, and durability. Can walk for hours!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

These are my absolute favorite shoes. I started wearing them many years ago after having plantar fasciitis. The arch support is incredible and the shoe is, overall, the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 21, 2011

Rosie G

from San Diego, CA

I have owned these sandals for over three years and I absolutely love them. I can walk forever and my feet do not get tired. I am getting ready to order another pair since I have worn these out and have had them refurbished once already.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 17, 2011

Elaine

from Arizona

I have bought the Helen's for years in all colors, so was happy to add these 2 new ones. They arrived in great shape & very fast so would buy from you again. Thanks.

Brands I'd also recommend: NOAT

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 15, 2011

Sheila M

from western Massachusetts

These sandals are as attractive as they look online. The fit is true to size and they are very comfortable. No break-in time to speak of. I love Zappos, I have never been disappointed by either product or especially, customer service. Recommend them to all.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 10, 2011

Jazfan4lif

from California

These are absolutely the most comfortable shoes in my closet! I own several pairs as I am walking all day while working with children. I later purchased a pair for my mother after she had knee surgery, she is now hooked as well. I agree with another buyer that the sizes may differ from one color to the next but with Zappos' exchange policy it has never been a problem to get the right fit!. My suggestion, is not to think twice about buying these sandals!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Privo by Clarks, Cole Haan, Donald J. Pliner, Paul Green, Sperry

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 8, 2011

Rosemary G

from Manchester, CT

These have become one of my favorites. The arch is very good which is always good. I tend to have a narrow foot (or at least used to be) and they pretty much just fit. Started with a brown pair and liked and wore them so much I ordered another in black. In my opinion they are as attractive as comfy. Just a very good all around sandal.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Birkenstock,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 5, 2011

Mario J

from toronto canada

These are a great pair of sandals! The arch support is fantastic and they look and feel awesome.

Brands I'd also recommend: birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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