Fast, Free Shipping & Returns

Mephisto Helen Reviews

1314 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%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 1244 Helen Mephisto Reviews

1 2 3 4 5 ... 52

 

September 25, 2014

Katie

from Gainesville, GA

I love my new shoes! They fit perfectly and look great! I bought them because I have planters fasciitis and the support these provide is great! They are a tad on the small size so order larger than you normally do.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 18, 2014

REBEKAH P

from Dallas, TX

Very comfortable. Would have kept them but I decided they were not the look I wanted. They made my feet look too chunky.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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 14, 2014

M M

from TX

Had bought and returned Birkenstocks. Very disappointed. After reading other poor Birkenstock reviews the Mephisto Helen was mentioned as a better option. And read a lot of reviews about the Helen Plus and decided to just go with the Helen. Best sandal ever. No real break in time. I put a little oil on the toe piece just to make sure it did not rub a blister but really was not an issue.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 12, 2014

Ruthie

from New Jersey

I love these shoes and have 4 pairs in different colors. They have saved me when I had severe arch pain and allowed me to walk for miles. I cannot walk barefoot anymore so I live in these shoes both indoors and out. My only complaint is that I have one particular pair, the silver strap style, where the soles are NOT non-marking. They mark up my hard wood floors all the time and so I am constantly cleaning up after myself. I called customer service at Mephisto and they denied that this could happen. I offered to send them a video of it happening, they were not interested and said I could mail them in and they would take a look at them, but would not replaced them if it was true, so why would I bother?

Brands I'd also recommend: dansko, birkenstock

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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 10, 2014

Jeanne

from Santa Ana

I own six pairs of these and will buy more in the future. I have wide feet in the toe box area, but with these shoes a medium fits just perfectly. The cupped edge helps to keep you foot firmly in the foot bed and the arch support is divine! They are the most comfortable show I have ever worn. I use my old ones in the garden or to take the dog for a walk and in the winter I wear them with toe socks. I have my eye on the dark green ones.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 10, 2014

Anonymous

from USA

Love these shoes! I have flat feet and was having trouble with shin splints and arch pain. These have helped remedy that problem. Also, for comfortable shoes, they are super cute. I have them in black and also that tan/gray color, too, and I wear them all the time.

Brands I'd also recommend: Hoka One One sneakers

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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 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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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 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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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 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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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 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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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, 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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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 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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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 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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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 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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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 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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

 

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

1 person found this review helpful  

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Zappos Family Core Value:

10. Be Humble