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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1417 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

85% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 1372 Helen Mephisto Reviews

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August 6, 2015

Kristi

from Texas

I was very excited to receive my shoes, but I have to say I was disappointed by how narrow the toe box turned out to be. I have a narrower than average foot (I had to tighten to the second smallest hole for the buckle) yet my pinky toes wants to hang over the edge a bit. The length surprised me too. The description warned to order up if you were on the edge of a size, however my left foot, which is 9-9 1/2 due to a surgery, is pretty much maxing out the size 10, and my right foot (closer to a 9.5 than a 10) is barely contained. I guess next time I will try an 11 but will try them on in the store first. Everything else about the shoes are great. The 4 stars overall were due to the sizing.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 6, 2015

Jennifer

from NJ

This one didn't work out for me, but it seems I'm in the minority. The shoes fit length-wise. My little toe was practically hanging off the side though, so the width was off. I am 7 months pregnant so I'm not sure if I am the problem because maybe my foot is wider than usual right now? But it seems kind of odd that the only place where the width is off is the toes. As for the comfort of the shoe, I was expecting more. The shoes felt hard and not cushiony at all. Strange since these are touted as comfort shoes. For the price I expected them to be super comfy. My cheaper Clarks flip flops feel better than these, so they are going back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 6, 2015

Anonymous

 

These sandals were comfortable but to me, the strap was too wide. I looked like a granny shoe to me! I ended up purchasing the Birkenstocks instead.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 6, 2015

Betty p

from new york city

So comfortable. I have plantar facitis and Ra AND these sandals have proven to be a godsend. I quickly ordered.a second pair and looking at ordering another pair...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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August 5, 2015

Joy

 

I really love this shoe. This is the 4th pair I have purchased. They are comfortable and fit true to size. I recommend them to anyone who needs comfortable walking sandals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 5, 2015

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Great Mephisto style- but I somehow missed the part that says you need to order a FULL SIZE LARGER than normal. So I wrote this review just in case there is someone else who might miss the Zappos description of the shoe.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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August 5, 2015

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

Comfortable, supportive. I normally wear a 9 in reg shoes, 9.5-10 in running shoes and went with the size 10 in these for great fit. I initially thought the section around the toe would rub but after wearing these for short stints in house nothing happened. I've tried Birks in the past and didn't like that toe ridge area in the footbed - none of that here! Wore them for several hours of errands yesterday with no problems. The black leather is wearing off on my feet some which is annoying (and my feet aren't sweaty) but I'm hoping that diminishes with time.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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August 1, 2015

Diana C

from Indiana

Best sandal ever! Comfortable, cute, supportive, great arch support, and just feel so good. I have the black, brown, and gray and I love them all! Better than Birkenstocks by far, more unclunky and more feminine looking and doesn't make the 'fart' noises like Birks do when you walk because of the air holes in the heel area. My very favorite summer sandal! If you have any foot issues, then the Mephisto Helen is the sandal you want!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 31, 2015

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

I have come to the point in life where I can no longer wear flat sandals, so I was so happy to find these - which are stylish enough and offer great support. They were comfortable right away with excellent arch support. I am a 5 1/2 in almost all shoes and the 35 worked well for me. I first tried two different styles of Birkenstock sandals. They suggest a 36 for 5 - 5 1/2, but both were too long and wide for my 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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Excellent arch support

 

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July 29, 2015

Anonymous

from Olympia, WA

A fabulous, comfortable shoe! If you are a half size, order up. I'm an 8.5 and normally wear a 38, but after reading other reviews I ordered a 39 and it's perfect. No toe strap issues for me, the shoe was comforatable from the start.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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July 27, 2015

Anonymous

from Columbia, MO

I was looking for exceptional comfort without a style compromise and these shoes delivered. I've had them for a week and have worn them every day. I am already considering another pair.

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 25, 2015

Susan S

from San Francisco, CA

As pretty as this sandal is, it runs very small (order up 2 sizes) and very narrow (little toe hung over the edge of the cushioned footbed). Too bad - if it had fit better it would have definitely been a keeper.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkinstock

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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July 24, 2015

Anonymous

from Bear Creek, Pennsylvania

Bought a pair of these sandals in 2009. Finally ready for "shoe heaven." Liked them so much had to reorder. Ordered size 38 (normally 7 1/2) but had to exchange for 37. I had the easiest exchange process ever. Thanks Zappos!

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 23, 2015

Anonymous

 

I have these in every color. They are the most comfortable shoes I own. The Nubuck can be worn immediately because they feel so soft. The arch support is excellent. I highly recommend these sandals!

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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Felt true to width

 

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July 22, 2015

Shawn J

from Carlsbad, CA

I really like these. They are a different type of material -- not a hard leather but have a thick 'felt-like' feel to them. I have another pair that are regular leather and I do like them but these were definitely easier to break in...and none of these shoes are hard to break in. Let's just say I'd wear these to Disneyland all day the first day I got them but the leather ones I wouldn't be able to wear to Disneyland until thoroughly broke in. I usually wear an 8 1/2 but through recommendations I ordered a 9 and it fit perfect.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 18, 2015

Gayle L

from Dexter New York

This sandal is very comfortable. 5 years ago I purchased my first pair. I ordered the same same size on the second pair and it was perfect. I would recommend this style.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

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 16, 2015

Linda W

from Medford oregon

I probably have 6 pairs of this style of Mephistos. They are extremely comfortable for my hard to fit feet. The arch support is amazing. I particularly like the color of these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 16, 2015

Anonymous

from Cambridge, MA

When I put these shoes on, it was heavenly. The footbed is so comfortable: soft, with just the right amount of support. I thought they would be the perfect shoe to walk everywhere, and yet still be nice enough to wear to my casual office. However, I am having a little bit of buyers remorse now. The leather upper is rather stiff and while I like the fact that you can adjust one of the straps, you can't adjust the other one. I feel like there is not enough support around my toe, causing me to curl mine to hold the shoe while walking. Finally, for some reason pebbles get in and they don't come out. I feel like the princess and the pea whenever I stop to shake them out.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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July 15, 2015

Anonymous

from Washington State

I ordered these shoes yesterday afternoon and was wearing them this afternoon! Boy, do I love Zappos! And I love these shoes, too - they are comfortable out of the box and are great looking. This is my second pair of Helens, and I am thinking that it will not be my last. These are great shoes and are well worth the money. I usually wear a 37 but wear a 36 in this style. The 36 fits perfectly!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Naot

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 15, 2015

Mom o

 

Love it. I wanted an alternative to the Birkenstock Arizona that had a more formal style and found it in this. Super comfortable! You should undo the buckle then put your foot on to make sure the thong is in the web of your toes. You won't feel it at all after it is broken in and in the right spot. It took me two days to break in. The first day of use I walked about 2 hours on them so of course my feet got bruised. Second use I used it more lightly and thereafter, they are a dream! The thong part is soft now and they are awesome to use. They are my everyday shoe now. I had walked in Croc-material shoes for 1.5 hours chasing my kid and my knees and hips hurt so bad (a week+) after I knew I had to get better shoes. Now the pain is gone! Highly recommend! (I have wide feet - size WW in Munro, and D usually - and these fit fine.)

Brands I'd also recommend: Munro

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 15, 2015

Betsy P

from Arizona

A vacation for your feet! These are the most comfortable sandals ever. I had a pair years ago and I have tried many other sandals since. No other sandals give the support and comfort that these do. I think they are true to size. I wear a 9 to 9.5 and the 39 fits like a glove. And thank you Zappos for your free returns on the other sandals I tried before ordering 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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Felt true to width

 

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July 14, 2015

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I absolutely love this sandldle. It is very comfortable and stays on your feet with no effort. I have serval pairs and still have the first pair I bought more than 15 years ago. Mephistopheles has a reconditioning service which practically give you a new pair any time you send shoes or sandldle to them.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 13, 2015

Anonymous

from New Jersey

I really like these-not so clunky as Birkenstocks (of which I have owned numerous pairs). However, the toe post did rub on the second toe of both feet-used a nail file to smooth out the edge and hope this will do it (rather than an ugly bandaid).

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Fitflop, Born

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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July 13, 2015

Carolyn M

from Bethesda MD

I'm so glad Mephisto brought this style back. My feet look too wide in most thong-style sandals and this sandal really flatters 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 10, 2015

Ann A

from Ormond Beach, Fl

I am a teacher and spend 75% of my day walking or standing. I live in my Mephisto Helen shoes. I am in my 30th year of teaching and I recommend Mephisto shoes to all people in my profession. If this is your chosen career these should be your chosen shoes. I also come home after my 8 to 9 hour day and run for two miles on my treadmill. I am 60 years old. I live in Florida and I can wear sandals most of the year. I have no leg or back problems. 5 stars or more

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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