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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1561 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

84% "Excellent arch support"

1507 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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54 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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August 1, 2016

Anonymous

from Newark, Delaware

Great sandals. This is my 10th pair in various colors. I have flat wide feet and they give excellent support! Worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 31, 2016

Sara A

from Connecticut

I love these sandals, although after wearing them for a few days, they gave me blisters on the top of my foot under the cross strap. Overall they are extremely comfortable and I would recommend them despite the initial trouble.

Brands I'd also recommend: Berkinstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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July 29, 2016

Lisa C

from Chesapeake Virginia

Best supportive sandal ever made. This is my 6th pair. I love this particular color, very neutral and i like that the sole is lighter color as most of the styles have a black sole. If you have problems finding a sandal with a lot of support, I would highly recommend this style. I wear a size 11 in US women's sizes and I buy this in a 42.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 29, 2016

Anonymous

from Denver, Colorado

These shoes fit so well and look great. I wore these shoes for several days prior to taking them on a trip and they felt fine. However, I have to admit that the leather that separates the toes does rub when walking for hours in them. I'll still wear them and like them, but not for hours of walking.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 28, 2016

Ramona H

from Cedar Park,Texas

excellent number of shoe choices and excellent customer service!

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

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 27, 2016

Anonymous

from Langhorne , PA.

I always buy these sandals. Great fit and great comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 26, 2016

Jodi f

from Cleveland, ohio

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.

Brands I'd also recommend: Think, naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 25, 2016

Stacey M

from Homes in multiple places

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.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vionic, Josef Seibel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 24, 2016

Jennifer

from FL

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.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 24, 2016

Anonymous

from Dallas, Texas

I have three of this style and love them, one is soft leather, two are patent or shiny leather. But this one hurts my toes, it may be that the leather is thicker.Tried but can't wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 22, 2016

Anonymous

from Chicago

Perfect right out of the box. I often have difficulty finding shoes with enough arch support, but these are a dream. Cute and comfy enough for a pregnant person.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Rockport, Teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 22, 2016

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

I so wanted to love this sandal. The styling, arch support and suede footbed are great. However, after 2 days of trying to break them in, the stiffness and weight of the shoes are just too uncomfortable for walking any distance. A costly mistake.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Merrell

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 21, 2016

Heidi G

from Forest Grove, Oregon

I have been buying these sandals for almost 10 years! These are my 5th pair. They are the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn and I get compliments on them all the time. I have a bad back so these are dream for me! And they are good for at least 2 summers if not more. They are sooo much more comfortable than Birkenstocks. They are a must have for summer!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 21, 2016

Dawn S

from Cedaredge, CO

Not the same quality that Mephisto used to be. I still have my older pair of black Helen sandals. You can see that the new sandal fit is wider and for a larger foot. The diagonal strap is longer and bulges. The leather is stiffer and less comfortable. The cork is also stiffer so the feel of the sandal is harder and doesn't flex when you walk. I'm sending my older pairs to be refurbished.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 21, 2016

Dawn S

from Cedaredge, CO

I'll be returning. The diagonal strap is too long. It's like the Helen sandal is now for wider feet. And the leather between the toe was sharp.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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July 20, 2016

Kimberly

from Long Beach, California

These are my second pair. They are kind to my feet and gentle on my plantar faciatis prone feet. I have narrow feet; I always punch an extra hole in the strap for a more snug fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 20, 2016

Dana

from Madison, GA

Love them. Very comfortable and I like the look of them on my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 19, 2016

Connie J

from Near Yosemite, CA

This is the third set of these shoes I've purchased over several years. I wear them all day, every day. They are simply great shoes, well made, excellent footbed with excellent support. Worth every cent.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 17, 2016

Anonymous

from Boise, Idaho

Zappos is highly recommended; fast service, great price, great product! I didn't even have to break in the Mephisto sandle, very comfortable. Will return when they wear out!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 16, 2016

Mary b

 

gorgeous shoes. Tried two sizes and they simply aren't wide enough.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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July 15, 2016

Anonymous

from Michigan

This is the second pair of Mephisto Helen, that I have order. My last pair I purchased about 10years ago and I absolutely love them. I have difficulties with my feet, but not when I wear these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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July 14, 2016

Anonymous

 

I really love these shoes. They are so comfortable and had no break in period. Helps with my high arch and offers plenty of support. I would like them in all the colors. Good job Mephisto!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 13, 2016

Amy C

from Oklahoma

These shoes are comfy and offer great support! They are a little narrow in the toe bed area. However, after a few wears, they are so well-fitting.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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July 13, 2016

Anonymous

from Tampa, FL

Great sandal. Second pair of these and highly recommend. Will continue to buy in other colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: Spring step, Sofft

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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July 12, 2016

Barbara D

 

Love these shoes! I have two pairs and will be buying more.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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