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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1258 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

90% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 1213 Helen Mephisto Reviews

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July 15, 2014

Anonymous

from Turlock CA

I purchased my Helen by Mephisto in a two tone nubuck locally over 10 years ago. I love them so much. It was perfect when I had very large bunions and waited to have surgery. Post surgery they were the best sandal to wear with the terrific arch support. No fatigue wearing these all day. I highly recommend this style. I also recently purchased the Violette style with the flower on the front in a platinum color. Very stylish and looks great when dressing Up some. Highly recommend 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 15, 2014

Randi L

from Minerva, New York

Great shoes if you need arch support. This is my second pair of the same shoe. I still wear the first pair but they were starting to look a little dirty. Held up well.

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 13, 2014

Sheila M

from Bronx, New York

I read about 50 favorable reviews regarding the Mephisto Helen, but the sandals were not comfortable for me. I wore the sandals, and by the end of day two, I was limping. The insteps are so hard that the sandals were painful. I even inserted footpads, but the hard instep part of the sandal was excruciating. It was an expensive and disappointing purchase for me. However, the will be donated to the Salvation Army, REd Cross or some other non-profit organization or homeless shelter, since a "worn" dissatisfaction does not warrant a credit/refund.

Brands I'd also recommend: none at this time

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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July 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Cincinnati, Ohio

These were my first pair of Mephisto and they are wonderful. I have a narrow foot and hoped the adjustable strap would solve that problem and it did. They were comfortable from the first day! Thank you Zappos!

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

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 11, 2014

Linda G

from Central California

Love this sandal but had to return for two reasons: 1) the orange color is more of a burnt orange rather than a vibrant "tangerine" as appears in the photo. 2) I missed the info in the reviews where reviewers inform that you need to order a size up. (I ended up ordering a different style one size up.) Super comfy footbed! Leather upper was comfy!

Brands I'd also recommend: Propet. Aetrex, Sam Edelman

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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July 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Central IL

I love these Mephisto sandals, but they are difficult to find where I live. I ordered online (something I almost never do) and they were the wrong size which was my fault. I dreaded the exchange process, but found working thru Zappos was incredibly easy. Their customer service is second to none!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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July 10, 2014

Joslyn M

from Louisville, KY

These are the most comfortable sandals! I've worn them everyday for the last week and my plantar fascia hasn't bothered me. Definitely worth the investment. I have narrow feet and these work just fine.

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 9, 2014

Melanie

from Indianapolis

Finally! Shoes comfortable right out of the box! I love everything about them, color, support, look. I want every color!

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 9, 2014

Arlene

from Eastern WA

For years I have wanted a pair of Mephisto Helen but always hesitated because of the price. But, I finally decided this was the year to give them a try and I absolutely love this pair of sandals. The Desert Buffalo Leather is just lovely and the comfort is outstanding. I regret that I did not try these sandals sooner. I wear an 8.5 and the size 39 was perfect.

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 9, 2014

Beth K

from Pittsburgh, PA

I need a shoe with good arch support. I have a bad back and a pronate. You can tell it's a well made shoe that will provide arch support for a long time. The sandal is a little heavier and stiffer than some sandals, but that is due to the quality materials used. Still a much better option for me than wearing a tennis shoe to the zoo or the park.

Brands I'd also recommend: Think!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 5, 2014

Barbara j

from South Carolina

I have worn these shoes for years., I think these are slightly more narrow and have less arch support than the ones I have purchased in the past. My hope is that the manufacturer is Not starting to cut corners. If this becomes a trend, I will not buy their product.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 30, 2014

Marilyn D

from Walnut Creek, California

It's not news to Mephisto customers that these sandals are the most comfortable on the market. I have a high arch and these are much more comfortable than its competitors. I did want to say that I took a chance on the grey etna and it is fabulous. It has a subtle shimmery surface that makes it much more versatile than a flat gray. It works much better for a slightly dressy look than the more basic colors I usually get. And about Zappos - what can I say? I ordered a 39 instead of a 40, and it turned out to be a bit small. I did the easy exchange in seconds. Zappos just has the best service of any on-line company - and I buy everything on line! Another plus: I rarely find that the shoe or boot I want is out of stock. Zappos does a great job of maintaining enough inventory for its uber-fast service. Keep up the good work!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

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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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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