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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1530 reviews
total

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"

1477 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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53 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

 

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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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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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July 12, 2016

Merrill M

from Philadelphia

For me, this ran true to size. On the advice of other reviewers, I ordered two pairs: one in my usual size, and one in the next size up. I'm returning the larger size.

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 10, 2016

Chanda p

from Allen, Texas

Love these sandals! I have suffered from feet problems playing tennis. I wear these everywhere! Including my house where I have hardwood floors. Podiatrist suggests I wear a supportive shoe at all times and to not go barefoot. Love this style, no break in period, and not bulky& wide like birkenstocks. I will forever purchase these shoes! Thanks to Zappos for carrying so many styles of this brand. Worth the money! I promise!

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 9, 2016

CAS

from Walworth NY

Having always worn Birks these are the first pair of Mephistos I have bought. Ordered the blue because everything seems to go with my blue sandals. The color is pretty and these are very comfortable as well. No break in period for me at all. I have high arches and plantar fasciitis -these work for me and I can walk with out pain. Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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July 9, 2016

Sandy E

from Marysville, WA

I love my Mephistos. I have delicate arches and require support. They have awesome support and go with everything. I have these in black and a similar design Naot in brown. They are great for dress slacks, skirts or casual. I won't be wearing anything else all summer long!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2016

Suzanne D

from Minnesota

Very pretty sandals. I needed the wide (called +) and unfortunately this color doesn't come in wide.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2016

Sally C

from Maineville, Ohio

Love these shoes. Great arch support for flat feet. The finish is so fun; it changes from every angle: almost glows in the dark!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 7, 2016

Pat

from Potomac

These shoes are so comfortable! I wear them everywhere. They are less bulky than other shoes similar on the market. The style is perfect for wearing for either dressing up a bit or just for every day. I love my Mephisto's!! Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 7, 2016

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

I love this shoe! It's so hard to get comfortable and pretty shoes at size 11.5-12, but these work great, and have great arch support. Feel like an extension of my body. The 42 fits great - I have super long toes, so they're a little too close to the edge, but still comfortable with the 'lip' on this shoe. I'm thrilled! Bought 2 more colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 6, 2016

Anonymous

 

These are remarkably comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 6, 2016

Anonymous

 

Love this shoe. Some things to consider: - I did have to go up one size. I usually wear a size 10/40, and had to order a 41. - the 40 fit better across the bridge of the foot, but my toes hung off a little - not something to walk miles and miles in, but more for support going around town - looks slimmer and more stylish than a birkenstock (IMO)

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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Excellent arch support

 

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July 6, 2016

Whitney S

from Richmond, VA

These shoes are incredible - no break-in time like Birkenstocks and a bit more cushion in the footbed. I put them on the second I got them and wore them for hours without any issues, blisters, etc. They're totally true to size. I've received compliments left and right, to the point that a friend sought me out for specifics so she could buy them immediately. I couldn't recommend these more - worth EVERY cent!!

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 5, 2016

Anonymous

from PA

Love this sandal! Very comfortable. I did not find that it was necessary to size up. I usually wear a size 8~sometimes can wear a 7 1/2~usually an 8 1/2 in running shoes. I originally followed the recommendation of ordering up and got the 9, but it was too big. My friend liked them so much that she bought the 9's. She usually wears an 8 too. My foot was thinner and I ended up with the straps at the top being too loose, but it fit her perfectly. I think size will depend on the thickness of your foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 4, 2016

Arline D

from Fayetteville, Georgia

I love this shoe so much I have it in 13 different colors. Helen is the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned, I have an extremely high arch and it gives me perfect support.

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 4, 2016

Anonymous

from Near Seattle, WA

This is my fourth pair of this model (Helen), over about seven years. I normally wear a 36 in other shoes, and that is what I order each time and they fit fine. So I had no need to order a size up as the site recommends. I wore them right out of the box. I did not have any trouble with my feet turning colors from the dye in the leather. I did have a little rubbing by the toe strap on a hot, humid day, and had to use a Band-Aid for the first few days. But they broke in quickly. There are some of my favorite shoes - they are great for being on my feet all day and they look good. I prefer the dark colors as the lighter colors show stains and do not look as nice for as long. I definitely love these and recommend them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 4, 2016

Susan A

from Atlanta

I love these shoes! I hot them about three days before a 10 day trip to Europe. They did not need breaking in and they were so comfortable on my trip. I highly recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 2, 2016

Choochee

from San Diego, CA

I bought these sandals in my usual size (7) and they fit perfectly. I love the soft leather, the excellent arch support, the anatomical footbed, and the adjustable buckle. Of course, the style and workmanship are beautiful, which is to be expected from Mephisto. I love these sandals--they are so comfortable and flattering to my wide foot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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