Mephisto Helen Reviews

1587 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:

78% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

84% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 1492 Helen Mephisto Reviews

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June 22, 2016

Debbie R

from Hoover Al

The first pair ordered was a 38 and they were too short and narrow. I have a little bit of a wide foot. Replaced for a 39, and they measure the same length as a croc flip, just not as wide. I can live with the width though because these shoes are so comfy great support and stay on. Zappos rocks with my exchange arriving next day. How do they do that? Would love to see wide widths but can live with this because feels so good.

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

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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June 22, 2016

Michelle h

from Orinda, ca

Love! The color is kind of crazy but also fun. They're cute and comfortable. They are on the narrower side.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 21, 2016

Anonymous

 

These are comfortable and the soft leather doesn't irritate inside the toes. The leather does get looser when worn all day, but you are able to tighten with buckle. My only complaint is that the name Mephisto is printed quite large on the strap near the buckle....cheesy!

Brands I'd also recommend: Beautifeel, Naot, Taos

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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June 20, 2016

Anonymous

from Chicago

I bought a size 40 (I'm a size 9). They were too big but I loved them or so I thought. I returned got the right size but when I tried it on it didn't have a good feel. The buckle on one side rubbed and both toe straps were tight and I thought they would leave a blister. I packaged them up and am still deciding to keep or not or try another pair.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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June 20, 2016

Ceres b

from Maryland

After trying two dozen sandals, I tried these and kept them. They leather is quite soft, the footbed comfortable and stable. I have almost narrow feet and had to buckle the last hole to make them fit the best. They also seem to be a little longer on my heel than other Mephisto sandals I have, but they have good arch support and I don't even notice I am wearing them. That's the sign of a good shoe!

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 18, 2016

Abby

from Iowa

This is my second time purchasing! I am obsessed! I wore my last pair last summer every single day. I think that mold was growing because when I pulled them out this summer I kept getting athletes foot so I threw them away and bought another pair. My recommendation is to not get them wet to avoid issues. These are the best sandals ever!

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

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 18, 2016

Sandra P

from Wichita, KS

I think this is the seventh or eighth pair of Helens I have purchased over many years. I normally wear a 10 but wear a 11 in these sandals in order to have a little space at front and back of shoe. And they last for years though I do send them to Mephisto to have resoled every few years when the cork in the sole hardens. Love them and love Zappos.com as can get them in colors I've never seen in local shoe stores.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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June 17, 2016

Treenurse

 

Very comfortable. I debated whether they were too short, having read a review about the distance to be available at the toe for proper fit. I kept them and now think I should not have. So order a size larger than you usually do!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

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 16, 2016

Joanna K

from Brooklyn, NY

Great shoe for my sensitive feet! They look cute and are a little sleeker than the Birks. I do a lot of walking on a daily basis and these have been comfortable since day 1. I have a feeling they will last for years and continue to be just as comfortable.

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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June 15, 2016

Debbie

from Quartz Hill, CA

These are very comfortable right out of the box. No breaking in, fit was exceptional. Quality made. True to size.

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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June 15, 2016

Anonymous

from NYC

As others have written, the Helen is now disappointingly narrow and uncomfortable. I thought that I would give these particular shoes - which came in wider widths in the past - one last shot, but they are much narrower than Birkenstocks. I have now completely switched over to Birkenstock from Mephisto.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks, Taryn Rose, AGL

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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June 15, 2016

Jacki H

from Roscoe, IL

Amazing shoes, they fit like a glove and are so comfortable. I cannot wait to get home and put them on every day after work!

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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June 15, 2016

Lisa v

from boston, ma

Super comfortable and stylish. Nice navy color. I usually am a 39, but I knew these ran a little big so a 38 was perfect fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half 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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June 11, 2016

Patricia M

from Minnetonka, MN

I love this sandal, it's my second pair. It's always helpful to have worn the actual shoe before ordering on-line. Love the silvery gray color, I will be wearing them often!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Wolky, Romika, Dansko, Sanita

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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June 10, 2016

Anonymous

 

First pair of Mephisto sandals I've purchased and I am very pleased. Ordered in patent nude color and when they arrived I worried the toe piece would be rigid and cause discomfort. After a day or so wearing them around the house they are just fine! No issues! Wear them regularly now. Would absolutely order another pair

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

 

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June 7, 2016

Anonymous

from Winfield, Alabama

I purchased these in Nickel Salsa...I love them! They are so shiny and pretty. This is only my second pair of Mephisto Helen shoes but I definitely plan to purchase more. Probably the best pairs of shoes I've ever owned!

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

 

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June 6, 2016

Anonymous

 

This is my fourth pair, so you know I love them. They do take a little breaking in period. But then they are blissfully comfortable. I wear them almost daily for 5+ months of the year.

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

 

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June 6, 2016

Ellen A

from Englewood, Co

LOVE THESE Mephisto Helen Sandals - I am a woman with a large understanding... size 43 EU and I certainly wish we could get more styles and colors from Mephisto in women's 43! So comfortable and durable!

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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Felt true to width

 

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June 6, 2016

Vivi

from Northern New Jersey

Great fit. Comfy. Nice texture and look to the leather straps. Footbed is dreamy. Bottom line, this is not the prettiest shoe but if comfort, comfort with a bit of style and durability are important to you then this is it. This is my 2nd pair. Great walking for city, country and giving a Boho vibe to casual chic. Mephisto and Zappos, quality product and well curated selection plus customer service! what a great combination.

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

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Felt true to width

 

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June 4, 2016

Anonymous

 

This was my first purchase of this brand. I read all the reviews about size, so I ordered a 38 (my usual size) and a 39. Well, the 38 fit pretty well, but I did not have the recommended space at the toe and heel. My heel was just about to the end and my toe tips hit the raised area. The 39 fit better as far as the foot bed. But the straps were too loose. Nice style and quality, but I obviously need a true 8 1/2.

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

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 3, 2016

Anonymous

 

I have been wearing Mephisto Helen sandals for years - this is my first return. Sandal is a bit narrower and the toe very uncomfortable. What happened?

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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June 2, 2016

Jennifer G

from New York City

These are definitely comfortable shoes and the most stylish I can find of their type. I have plantar fasciitis and bought 2 styles for a vacation - the other with a wedge that are really cute and more comfortable for me. But if you like flats these are great.

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

 

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June 2, 2016

Anonymous

from PA

This is my second pair of Mephisto sandals. Pricey, but they're the most comfortable walking sandals I've ever worn. Perfect for traveling and sightseeing!

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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June 1, 2016

Lynne W

from Prosper, Texas

I have had about 4 pairs over the years. They wear great and are the most comfortable sandal you can buy. At least that's what I have found for myself.

Brands I'd also recommend: Have never found any that compare to these for comfort and wear.

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

 

May 31, 2016

Sweet P

from Minnesota

These are shoes for slimmer, narrower feet (the Helen Plus is a wider option). The material you choose is critical for comfort between the toes (Ultrasuede and the Grey Etna have worked for my sensitive skin) I am in love with both pairs.

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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide