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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1271 reviews
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Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

90% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 1226 Helen Mephisto Reviews

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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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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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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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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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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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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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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