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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1206 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

90% "Excellent arch support"

1172 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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June 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Florida

Very comfortable for long periods of walking. For a "comfort" shoe, they're really cute! The silver matches everything from shorts to skirts....

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Asheville NC

These shoes are great and really comfortable with the built in orthodec after a sprained ankle or used them once before after broken feet. This particular style is sylish which is an extra bonus. VERY comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 30, 2014

Whitney

from Southeastern US

I love these shoes but the top strap stretched out immediately. I have to take them to a shoe place and get additional holes punched in the strap so I can make it smaller. I didn't get any blisters with these shoes and that is my main problem so I am happy about that.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Arvada, Colorado

This is the most comfortable sandal I have ever owned. This is my second pair of black ones and I also have a pair in brown. I wear these sandals most of the time because I have had plantar fasciitis and they really give great arch support. I've had my first pair for several years so they wear well. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 28, 2014

Susan F

from Crystal Lake, IL

This is my second pair of Mephisto Helen sandals, I have on in black and now in off white, which goes with everything! it is a nice soft white, hard to find a white sandal that you love, but this is the one! It's the best combination of comfort and style. The foot bed is so amazingly comfortable, it fits my arch so well and cradles my heel, but it is not a clunky look, they are very stylish and go with anything from shorts to skirts to sundresses. I can go for long walks in them, as well as wear them out when I dress up casually. I have gotten so many compliments on the style. I am thinking of purchasing this same style in the brown - again, that would go with anything!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 28, 2014

Loretta

from San Diego

These are the best sandals for doing lots of walking & aligning my back; feel great after work in other shoes. The arch support is what I need. Wore out the first pair I got, I bought for a trip to Europe 15 years ago. They worked beautifully. The patent leather looks a little dressier when I wanted to be comfortable. I usually wear a 7 1/2, but fit into 38 which is like an 8. Not sure if Mephisto still replaces the leather cork bed for 1/2 price, if it wears out before the straps. Still, the best sandal, has a suede leather insole, so not directly on cork, I like these better than that other brand, Birk.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 27, 2014

Anonymous

 

These sandals represent my feet's trip to paradise. They are so comfortable, and they look much better on the foot than in the photos on Zappos without a foot in them. I have a high arch and have been experiencing heel pain, but my feet were blissful walking in these sandals.

Brands I'd also recommend: Think!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 26, 2014

Norma D

from Raleigh NC

I love these. I have 3 pair in different colors. I don't have to wear my custom orthotics with these. They have changed my summers!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot Kayla and Vionic (Orthoheel) sandals

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 25, 2014

Stephanie T

from Atlanta, Georgia

Love these! No breaking in necessary, comfortable from day one. Second pair that I've owned. They are very well made and last forever. Absolutely worth every penny!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 25, 2014

Cheri O

from Michigan

My sister had a pair they looked so nice and comfortable I thought the sandal would be more comfortable. I would have returned them but I wore them several times thinking I had to break them in. They are still not comfortable.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 23, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love these sandals. I was concerned about the sizing, so got 1 size smaller than my last pair and they are fine. Thanks for prompt delivery and very helpful, kind folk on the phone.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Lockport, IL

This shoe would be great except that it runs small and a bit narrow. The footbed was comfortable and I would've definitely kept them had they been long enough. Unfortunately I had to return them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 20, 2014

Anonymous

 

First about me, I have really bad foot problems. I'm 33 and have already had plantar fasciatis, achilleds tendonitis, and I have a benign tumor in my right foot called a plantar fibroma. So it's hard for me to find shoes. I have custome orthotics that I can wear in my gym shoes and for any other shoes, I can wear a Jill's gel and sometimes it helps. So I went to a local shoe store and tried on some Birkenstocks. I thought these could do well for me since I've heard that they conform to your feet the more you wear them. I wore them around the house for a few days and they just were not going to work, so I returned them. I had heard about Mephistos and tried a pair on at the store. HEAVEN! I was instantly in love with them, but they didn't have the color I wanted in the size I needed. They said they could order them, but it would take 7 to 10 days. Seriously? I'm all for giving local business as much of my business as possible, but I wanted these shoes ASAP. So I came here to Zappos and ordered them and got them in two days! Today is my first full day of wearing them. Feels great on my left foot. I'm wearing my Jill's Gel on my problem foot and it has been okay today. I worked out a little too hard yesterday, so that's why I may be having some pain. Again, I am a special case. I really like the style of the shoes. I'm still fairly youngish, but I don't feel these look too grandma on me at all. I like the style quite a bit. If these work out well over time, I would love to get them in more colors. There are pricey, but I have problem feet and in my case, money isn't a huge factor. Comfort is more important as far as your feet go and you shouldn't sacrifice them to something that might be inferior or just for the sake of being trendy. On a side note, I sold shoes at Dillard's for four years and I've seen a lot of scary things. Take care of your feet, ladies! Cute trendy shoes are not worth it in the long run!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Asics, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 20, 2014

Barbara S

from Chicago

My favorite summer sandal; this is my fifth pair. Patent leather provides a dressy look. Wonderful arch support and comfortable insole that never gets slippery.

Brands I'd also recommend: --

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Maine

Just the shoe I was looking for; however, the leather piece between toes cuts my foot no matter what I do. I have tried moleskin, etc. Other similar style shoes have worked well. A very costly error on my part.

Brands I'd also recommend: Munro,wolky,Josef

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 17, 2014

Sheila G

from Connecticut

Beautifully made sandals with excellent arch support. My only complaint is that the left sandal hurts the top of my foot underneath the buckle if I wear them for longer than an hour. But I'm keeping the sandals and hoping the sandal will soften -- or my foot will toughen up!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 16, 2014

Natasha D

from Southern Indiana

This is my third pair of "Helen", love them, fit perfect, true to size, I have a narrow foot and have worn Naots and Birkenstocks in similar styles but doesn't compare to the comfort and fit in these, lots of options in colors too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Brookline, MA

These sandals were instantly comfortable. So much so that I ordered another pair in a different color. I normally wear a size 11 shoe, and bought size 42 which was perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2014

Anonymous

 

These sandals are true to size but not cut small. They are cut narrower than previous years. These are made more for narrower to medium fit. If you have medium to wide feet, go with the Helen Plus. If you have wide feet, then good luck on toes hanging overboard! Overall these sandals are hands down the best in comfort. Just a little off when it comes to widths!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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June 11, 2014

Heather

from Wenatchee, Washington State

I love these sandals. I have a very high arch and typically cannot wear sandals with straps over the top of my foot. These not only support my arch, but are VERY comfortable. Happy owner of two pair now! I usually wear a 38 - but needed 36.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 10, 2014

Anonymous

from Austin, Texas

Beautiful shoe. I got it in the light brown snake and it's just gorgeous. When I received it, wore it right out the box and it was perfect--for about a week or two. Then the shoe felt loose so I tightened the strap on it (it's adjustable). This was good for about 2 days. I think the problem is that I'm a 9.5. Usually in a sandal I wear a 9. But in this shoe, my toes hung over in the 9. Now I realize the 10 is too roomy. But I'm still wearing them. If they were a little more secure around my food, they would be perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 7, 2014

Kathleen W

from Versailles, KY

Helen is the most comfortable sandal I've worn. This is my 5th pair. I get a new pair every year or so. For the most part it looks good with capris, jeans, shorts, and casual dresses.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 7, 2014

Anonymous

from Columbia, Missouri

I have worn this style from Mephisto for several years and it is my absolute favorite for comfort, support and style. I've had many people of all ages compliment how it looks! I take them on all trips and they are just perfect for any amount of walking! Love!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naotsp

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2014

Pat

from Chicago

I put these on and wore them on a vacation; they were wonderfully comfortable! And I got compliments every day. The straps look like satin ribbon and are really cute.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born; Ecco; A'rcopedico; Merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 2, 2014

Okie L

from Oklahoma

Very comfortable. I usually wear Birks but wanted to try something different. Glad I did. Only thing, they run a little more narrow.

Brands I'd also recommend: Berkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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