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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1627 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

84% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 1582 Helen Mephisto Reviews

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January 20, 2017

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Kimber

 

Bought my first pair of Mephisto Helen and go to say I am totally hooked! So comfortable, I placed my order for a second pair. Love them. Well worth the money spent!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 10, 2017

Anonymous

from Houston TX

I have been wearing these for years. They are the only sandals that I can wear with my plantar fasciitis. My podiatrist recommends them. I have always worn a 37 but ordered a 38 this time and they are great. I realized that I needed a little more room in the toe area. If you have problem feet these are the shoes for you. They are durable and will last and last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 5, 2017

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Deborah

from MA

I've been wearing Mephistoes "Helen" for over a decade now. The cork bed molds to the shape of your foot and makes wearing these sandals all day long a pleasure!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 31, 2016

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Schad

from Chagrin Falls, OH

Absolutely love these sandals. A must have staple for summertime. Have been wearing the Helen for more than 20 years. Extremely comfortable and provides excellent arch support. Typically get 3 to 5 years out of each pair before replacing. Older pairs are used for yard work. Solid purchase and your feet will love you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 28, 2016

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Anonymous

 

I have worn Birkenstocks as my go to sandals for years. I really owned nothing else. When I was invited to be in an wedding in Hawaii, I figured I needed a stylish shoe with as much comfort as my Birkenstocks and this shoe was perfect!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 15, 2016

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Anonymous

 

Very sad about the Mephisto Helen sandals. These ran narrow on me. The arch support is as hard as a rock! Ouch! Leather was scratched on top by the buckle. For this price point, no scratches or looking like previously worn please. Returned the same day they arrived. Love Zappos, but not this sandal.

Brands I'd also recommend: Crocs, Romika, Naot

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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December 10, 2016

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Anonymous

 

Love, love, love this sandal! I have it in many colors and am thrilled with this dressier, more glamorous look. It wears well, and is a great addition to a shoe wardrobe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 4, 2016

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Schad

from Chagrin Falls, OH

Perfect sandal to wear with just about anything. Everyday wear to a trek across Italy, this sandal does not disappoint. Have been wearing Hellens for over 20 years and absolutely love them. Fit is true and durability is outstanding. They are a little spendy, but worth every penny. Love you feet and treat yourself.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 1, 2016

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Jess S

from DC

Great shoes. I used to wear birkenstocks, but these are much more durable and comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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November 23, 2016

Michele

from Lakeland Fl

Was very pleased with my purchase. I will be ordering another pair of sandals soon. They arrived very quickly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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November 23, 2016

Anonymous

 

I have bought many of these sandals from zappos. I have been very pleased with each purchase. Received them very quickly. I will be ordering another pair soon.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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November 8, 2016

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Kelly

from CA

Years ago I bought my first Helen, particularly for the arch support. I have high arches and am heavier than the average gal. I needed comfort! I have been so happy with these, I have now owned ten pair over the years in various colors. I even have the "worn out messed up" pair in the back of the closet for when I get down and dirty. These shoes provide comfort for hours of walking and that is rare praise for a sandal. I've never been overly excited by the style, although for the style, it is beautifully done and made so well. I think it definitely has it's OWN style. And I slightly giggle. I wish they made something with this fit that was more trendy, but I will NOT give up this sort of comfort for beauty!!! Other brands simply don't compare...I've tried them. Mephisto for Life.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rieker, Remonte, Pikolinos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 21, 2016

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Vickie

from Long Beach, CA

I have 5 pairs of these. This is the 2nd pair in the grey etna.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 20, 2016

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RV

from Boston

These are very comfortable shoes, but unfortunately the color on the picture is a bit deceiving, it is more light grey for me than off white. Have to return

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 17, 2016

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RITA M

from Arizona

I love the style and the comfort while standing, but walking causes friction of the bands around the toe...too bad...softer leather would be nice.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vionic

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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September 28, 2016

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Graci

from Boston

I have tendinitis and these are the only shoes I can walk in pain-free.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 25, 2016

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Aly

from California

These are the best! My third pair. I had previously had chronic plantar faciitis, and wore hard orthotics every waking moment in order to get rid of it. These or Birkenstocks are the only sandals that prevent re-occurrence, and these look much nicer. I bought the black waxy leather for a more dressy look. I love them! I am normally a size 10, euro 41, and the size 11, euro 41 are perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 16, 2016

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Anonymous

from Seattle

I wanted these to fit but they just don't. I have a right arch that pronates and have worn Orthaheel sandals and insoles. Hoped to branch out but when I change into this my hip hurts. Puts the arch out I guess? Also they are a much harder constructed sole that will take some breaking in, and finally, they aren't wide enough in my toe box. I looked into the Helen 2 online but the straps are reported to be too tight and I don't like leaving Zappo. Guess I'm back to my 7W Orthoheels.

Brands I'd also recommend: Orthaheel, (Vionic?)

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 5, 2016

Anonymous

 

Given the cost, I was very disappointed in this sandal. The footbed was very comfortable, albeit a bit stiff -- excellent for standing, not good for walking -- but the straps were the worst: stiff, not really adjustable despite the buckle (the buckle only adjusts one of the straps). I found myself having the overcompensate for the loose toe strap in ways that were not healthy for my foot, (made even worse by the weight of the footbed.) I also found the leather straps not extremely breathable. I kept on hoping that the straps would soften but a year later, they have not. I only wear them when I know I will be standing more than walking. I do regret keeping these, which I did because the footbed was so comfortable when I first tried them on.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 30, 2016

Kendra L

 

These are sooo comfortable. I have a wide foot and they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 26, 2016

Anonymous

from Green Valley, AZ

I have this shoe in several different colors but this platinum does not fir like any of the other leather or suede ones. I will try a different color and see if any better. Beware of the platunum...gorgeous color but very poor fit! One shoe way wider than the other..poor quality color for a moderately expensive shoe!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 21, 2016

Nancy j

from Duxbury, Massachusetts

When I saw the Mephisto Helens both my daughters were wearing, I had to get a pair for myself, and I am so glad I did. They are without a doubt the most comfortable sandals I've ever had.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 18, 2016

Anonymous

from Kona, Hawaii

Wear Mephisto Helen every day so I like a variety of colors. Prefer leather uppers, but I needed a pair of orange. Love the arch support for my high arch. Can add holes to the strap for my narrow feet. Wish the company would keep tangerine and green in the leather colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: A sices Gel Cumulus

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 18, 2016

Cindy T

from Walnut Creek, Ca

For those of us with major foot problems, Mephisto is the way to go. There is a lot of support, the foot bed is firm but giving. The toe leather is rolled so you don't have any rough surfaces touching your toe. I dinged it one star for style as I find it a little basic in design. Very comfortable sandal!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Birkenstock, Merrell and Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 18, 2016

Diane J

from chicago

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the incredible arch supports in these shoes - if only Mephisto incorporated the same diligence of creating support in their other shoes. Had purchased a pair last year (or the year before) in metallic blue and dawdled at the orange they had last year until they were no more. So when I seen this patent leather bright orange it was a hit the buy button for me. I have very problematic feet (broken foot remnants), super sensitive to sock seems, etc. These are the best summer shoe for me and I don't have to where a closed shoe to get my custom orthodics, they're already built into the shoe. Now I'm spying the wine colored ones :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Jambu, J41, 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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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