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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1208 reviews
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Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

90% "Excellent arch support"

1174 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/14/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

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!

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34 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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4 people found this review helpful  

April 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Western Massachusetts

Love these Sandals. Size was as expected. They were comfortable right out of the box. I have plantar fascitis and they made it possible for me to wear sandals again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Central Illinois

This was a great shoe that had a wonderful arch support. Shiny leather was a fun look. My big toe was just not a good fit with this shoe. Super quality. A+ for Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 11, 2012

Anonymous

from cali

I swear I was never going to do the earth mom look. but after Cambodia Temples and broken Vietnam streets, I needed support and overall functionality. No break in required. 8½ in these equals 9 in other shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 13, 2011

K.M.

from San Diego, CA

Love, love these sandals. Great foot/arch support without looking to "nurse" the shoe... I am a half size so I sized down from 7.5 to 7 and fit great; no need to break them in. They were great from day one. I have a bad back so I can't wear flip flops; these have a great summer feel without giving up comfort and support. I own 4 pairs of these in different colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 19, 2011

Carolyn B

from Kennebunk, Maine

I have plantar fasciitis and this is the only shoe that helps me. Both my daughters also wear them and introduced them to me. We all have at least 2 pair. I just sent a pair over to Australia where I have a friend who also has plantar fasciitis - she received them the other day and just loves them. Said they make her feet feel so good and sure they will see a lot of wear during the upcoming summer. A must buy! You won't regret it, money well spent.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 6, 2012

Helen (

from CHICAGO

Between arthritis, plantar faciitis, achilles tendonitis, etc., it's been a long time since I've been out of my Spira walking shoes for more than a few minutes at a time. My orthopedic surgeon's nurse turned me on to Mephisto. She wears them religiously. I can actually wear my Helens the whole day long. They fit like a glove. The engineering of the arches and heels provides the support and stability I need.

Brands I'd also recommend: Finn Comfort and Abeo are worth a try.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 1, 2012

Judith S

from Traverse City, Michigan

I have four pairs of Helen style sandals. What fun it is to have tan lines on your feet. This is the second pair of this color/leather since I blew out another pair. They run true to size. I walked all over Italy with them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Boulder

This is my favorite summer shoe of all time. I wore my last pair for 7 years and then replaced them. It's like a Birkenstock, only narrower, softer (the sole has air cushions) and more flattering. You don't have that feeling of walking in swimming flippers that you get with Birks. And people actually complement me on the style, including my dad who normally hates all 'comfortable' looking shoes. Worth the investment.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 14, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

Just bought these wonderful and pretty sandals. They were very comfortable right out of the box.

Brands I'd also recommend: born and clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Lebanon, NH

Although I found the site a bit unwieldy because it is so big, I was able to navigate it and found the sandals that I used to wear all the time and had been searching for. They are the most comfortable sandals that I have ever worn. They are dressy enough to go with a skirt or dress and casual enough to be worn with pants or shorts. I highly recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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!

Style 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!

Style 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!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 28, 2012

Anonymous

from brooklyn, new york

Mephisto, in general, is the most comfortable shoe out there. I must have at least 15 pairs of the style Helen alone. When I go on vacation that's all I take. You can walk in them all day and no pain. I wish they would come with yellow and orange so I can purchase those too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2012

Denise S

from Ellicott City, MD

I love these shoes. They last forever and feel so good on your feet!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 24, 2012

Shirley S

from Paso Robles, CA

I've been wearing the Helen style for about eight years now and won't wear anything else. They are a great investment and don't wear out like other sandals. I can be on my feet all day and my feet never hurt -- great foot bed and high arch supports. I have these in black, brown and white to go with everything in the warm months. They do run a little small -- order up a half size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto is my favorite brand!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style 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!

Style 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!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great shoe, comfortable right out of the box. For sizing help I am a 7-7.5 in shoes and a 7.5 in running shoes and I ordered the size 38. They fit just like they are suppose to.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

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

 

I absolutely love these! However, I had to return previous pair due to size. I wear a 6 and the 36 was too long! So I ordered this pair a size smaller, not larger or even my normal size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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