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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1243 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

90% "Excellent arch support"

1206 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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37 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.

Additional 1223 Helen Mephisto Reviews

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September 9, 2014

Ana c

 

Not the same as it used to be! They have changed the insole of the sandal and it is narrow. The big toe does not rest comfortably like it used to. Such a shame, this shoe was so comfortable!

Brands I'd also recommend: at a loss because Mephisto was my comfortable brand

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 5, 2014

Gale L

from United States

Love this shoe and having been purchasing it in a variety of colors for several years. EXCELLENT arch support and my go-to summer shoe choice. The angle of the strap from the toe over the top of the foot is very flattering. Also, Zappos is a fabulous company with excellent customer service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 5, 2014

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

Comfort shoes are back in! This Mephisto was my way of embracing the trend while getting good arch support and a little pastel python pizazz. The shoe has a slightly padded footbed (I think more than Birkenstock) and the strap across the top of the foot is adjustable. They took minimal breaking in- I'm super pleased.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 3, 2014

Patty P

from Vermont

When trying to replace the no longer made black Naot Tahoe, I ordered this sandal, along with a black Birkenstock thong model and a Tahoe in brown. This sandal is perfect! Had it been uncomfortable, I would have settled for the brown Naot...I still love the style and fit of the Naots. But this model in black is actually more comfortable which I thought impossible. The Birkie was a sad third place.

Brands I'd also recommend: Noats are great too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 2, 2014

Mizjay

from Virginia

One afternoon my neighbor arrived and had on these shoes. Although I had plenty of shoes like these, there was something so unique that I raced to my computer and ordered myself a pair. They fit perfectly, and were so comfortable that I wore them all day while shopping. The reviews helped make my decision to have a pair of them. The fit (size 5) was perfect...perhaps, because I have worn this type of shoe for years, the transition was easy, and I have received compliments from people I don't even know. They're great for showcasing my bright summer nail polish!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 31, 2014

Deb S

from Bend, Oregon

The strap that fits between my toes is the not bothersome at all, I thought it might be. It keeps sandal snug yet very comfortable when walking. I have a high arch and these work perfectly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 26, 2014

Susan B

from St. Louis, MO

LOVE the shoes, but almost returned them. I have narrow, flat feet and had to have another hole punched in the band to hold my foot. The strap now goes ALL the way to the base of the shoe, but doesn't drag.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 17, 2014

Kathleen C

from Rochester, New York and Fort Myers, Florida

The ONLY shoe I have worn in the last 15 years is this style of Mephisto. I have walked in London for ten hours and never one twinge from my feet. I have strolled over the cobblestones in Dublin and never an ache. I am grateful to the shoemakers for their expertise. Every year I order two pair and never tire because they are so comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 14, 2014

Brenda

from Elk City, Oklahoma

I love these shoes. I have a very narrow foot and they fit perfectly. What impressed me the most was Zappos customer service. I ordered a size 8 and had to return them for a size 9. I packed them up entered the return information that same morning and received the size 9 shoes the next afternoon couldn't believe the turn around service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Virginia

Very comfortable shoe, very good support, very nice looking. I am frequently getting compliments on the shoe. Can wear the shoe with many different outfits.

Brands I'd also recommend: NAOT

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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August 12, 2014

Anonymous

from DC

Okay. This is a review comparing my new Mephisto shoes with my Birkenstocks. I ordered these shoes a few weeks ago and they are the perfect summer slip on: comfortable, stylish, easy to get on and off. When you first try on and compare Mephistos to Birkenstocks, the Mephistos feel more comfortable. However, I would say that, after a few weeks, the Birkenstocks wear in better and get more comfortable whereas the Mephistos stay pretty much the same, in fact the leather that has contact with the bottom of your foot becomes less comfortable. If the Birkenstocks had looked as good on my feet (ah, vanity!), I would be inclined to return to Birks from now on. But in general, they are both awesome shoes. The question is how well the Mephistos will weather time. I have had one pair of Birks for 15 years and they are going strong.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Giraudon, Fly London, Birks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 10, 2014

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

I am 48 and have been looking for comfortable & stylish sandals for the last several summers. Finally, I discovered these! After a couple days of light wear to break them in (the patent leather is a bit rough initially), I can wear these to the fair, farmers market, kids activities -- basically all weekend! I have relatively flat feet from age, long distance running, babies...these are soft & firm & have support in all the right places. Well worth the price! The only thing that I don't like is that the foot bed is a pretty light color & looks dirty after just a few wearings.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 9, 2014

Mary H

from Torrance, CA

I love these sandals. Very comfortable. I had to order a larger size because they do run small. Zappos was a pleasure to work with. No hassle returns & my credit card was credited promptly. Very happy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 5, 2014

Anonymous

from Crystal River, Florida

These are my FAVORITE sandal on the planet! I think they made them especially for my feet. I have them in every color (well almost) and wear them everywhere... even to work as I own my own company I decide the dress code. We live in Florida, so I can almost wear them year round. However, when I have to go on business trips and I have to wear other shoes, my feet get really upset. Yes, that's how much I LOVE the Mephisto Helen. I also love the awesome customer service provided by Zappos. I order them one day and I have them on my feet the next day. They are so efficient. It's what I strive for in my own company. Zappos also gets FIVE STARS.

Brands I'd also recommend: FitFlop

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 3, 2014

Annie

from Minneapolis, MN

These sandals are a dream! I was concerned about the toe portion of the sandal and I had nothing to worry about. The leather is very supple and therefore molds to your foot and does not rub. I have worn these shoes every day since they arrived and I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Vancovuer, BC

Love these sandals. I usually wear orthotics and my feet feel great in these sandals without. Supportive foot bed and cool print too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 26, 2014

Aunika J

from Baltimore, MD

This is a great shoe. The arch support is excellent. The shoe looks very sexy and very comfortable. This is first shoe I can where with out any arch support. Just make sure to order a half size larger

Brands I'd also recommend: naot, Finn,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 26, 2014

Anonymous

from New York, New York

The most comfortable shoe I've ever had. The blue boa is gorgeous and I receive compliments every time I wear them. Love these!

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 23, 2014

Barb C

 

These shoes have been part of my life for 10 years, but this pair did not fit properly. I could barely get my toe into the proper place and the cross band was way too tight. I am hoping it was an aberration because this is a favorite sandal for a number of reasons.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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July 22, 2014

Jan

from Texas

My second pair of the Mephisto Helens. Great fit and very comfortable. I ordered my daughter a pair. Her feet are flat and narrow. They are working great for her. These shoes seem to work for all feet. Zappos' delivery system is unbelievable. I ordered one day and they were delivered the next and I live in a rural area.

Brands I'd also recommend: I wear only 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 22, 2014

Janet B

from South Carolina

Have worn this style for many years and have had many pairs. For the first time ever, I am sending them back. They are so tight around the toe strap that I could not get them on easy and when I did they made my toes swell, because they were to skimpy. I think that the pair that I received are probably seconds and just not cut or assembled correctly.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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July 22, 2014

Anonymous

from baltimore,md

Fifth pair of Mephistos (third of this style, different colors). Been wearing Mephistos for twenty years. Great comfort, super arch support. I'd really like five more pairs (but don't need them). They do not cause leg fatigue like flat sandals. I like that I can tighten the buckle as they do stretch a bit with wearing.

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 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Williamsport, MD

Wow! So comfortable. I could walk for miles in these sandals. The turquoise boa is really attractive. They don't look clunky on my feet which are on the narrow side of medium. I usually wear an 8 1/2 to 9 in dress shoes, 9 1/2 in athletic shoes. A 39 is perfect for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: ECCO, Clarks

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, 2014

Anonymous

from Acton, CA

I am so glad to have these sandals. Due to nerve damage, surgery, and plantar fasciitis, I have difficulty with fit. These sandals support my feet well and have a short break in period. They are better feeling than my previous Birkenstocks. A bit thicker and softer. They have become my go to shoes for summer. The adjustable strap allows me to wear a slide that stays put on my narrow feet. The pricing prevents me from purchasing more colors, but I would certainly like to!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 16, 2014

Nancy

from United States

These shoes are very comfortable, and I tried them in three colors: Nubuck (camel), blue waxy, and light sand perle patent. They were all very comfortable, and the fit was great. The style is a little heavy looking, which is why I liked the Nubuck camel the best--it didn't "stand out." However, I think that particular pair had a defect. The left shoe's top strap had a large gap on top, while the right one didn't. The style can be a bit slimming at the same time since the top straps go backward at an angle instead of straight across the toes. It leaves your toes rather unencumbered. One pair's thong strap was a bit uncomfortable, while others' were fine. Just didn't fall in love with them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Dansko

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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