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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1468 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

84% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 473 Helen Mephisto Reviews

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August 15, 2008

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

Mephisto Helen is a very comfortable sandal. I am having problems with my right foot and this sandal is my favorite for comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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August 14, 2008

Joan B

from St. Louis, MO

Fabulous Shoes! This is my 4th pair of Mephisto Helens! This is the best shoe for my plantar fasciitis. My feet, knees, and back no longer hurt when wearing these shoes with great arch support. They are great for walking and look so cute!

Brands I'd also recommend: Eccos

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 narrower than marked

 

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August 13, 2008

Jan

from Waukesha, WI

Mephisto Helen - Overall I think this is a wonderful shoe. The only negative I have is that the front strap is too loose over my foot. I have thin feet so there is a gap between the top of my foot and the strap. Otherwise, this is a very comfortable shoe with an excellent footbed. I would like to see the straps with velcro so that the shoe would be more adjustable to all feet types. Great walking shoe. I did try on the shoe in a 38 and 39. I wear a 7.5 or 8 in shoes. I kept the larger size as advised.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tatami, Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 9, 2008

Anonymous

from New York

Proceed with caution if you have bunions. The strap over the toe hits me at precisely the wrong place on my left foot, which has the beginnings of a bunion. That was the second thing I noticed when I tried these on. The first was how supportive the foot beds were. I had never put on a shoe that felt like this -- almost like it was molded to my foot. And that's why I'm so disappointed to have to return them. After trying the shoes on and walking around the house for just a few minutes, I had to face up to it -- that the friction from that strap rubbing along my bunion would have caused a blister. It didn't appear that they would stretch in a way that would make that one shoe more comfortable so I just packed them up to return right away. Your mileage may vary, of course, even if you do have bunions. I had no problem with the right shoe during those few minutes of wearing. I don't really like the look (too hippie-ish), but I had only comfort in mind when I decided to try these.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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August 8, 2008

Anonymous

from Bellingham, WA

Love the style. It was recommended to order 1 size up from the size I normally wear. I did that and the shoe was too big. Ordered my normal size and it fit perfectly. Took a day to break in the strap by the big toe. Wear these all the time and love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen's, for their exellent support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 6, 2008

Gail D

from Chino Hills, California

Perfect Posture with Comfort and Style - Just enough pick me up to do the job with comfort and style. Strong looking and manufactured to perfection. I can't express enough how this sandal will be a keeper forever. Not inexpensive but everyone should save or ask for gift cards from Zappos for that special occasion. Sandal also forces you to have better posture with that special comfort that we all deserve. Thank you Mephisto for this superior shoe and thank you Zappos for top notch service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Just for fun and to be silly Teva

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, 2008

Anonymous

from Florida

Terrific shoes - THE most comfortable, stylish sandals. Have in every color. Wear everyday (live in Florida).

Brands I'd also recommend: earth

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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July 31, 2008

Anonymous

from Boston, Mass.

Good for my ankles - These sandals have really helped my falling ankles. I wear these sandals all the time instead of bare feet. They take a little getting used to, but it's worth it. I wear a 5 1/2, so went with the 6 equivalent. Have had several compliments on how nice they look.

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 31, 2008

Edie C

from Philadelphia

SOOOO Comfortable - This is my 4th pair of Helens. I just can't get enough of this soft, comfortable supportive sandal. I wear them all the time. They are a little clunky looking, but everything else is perfection.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, other Mephistos

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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July 20, 2008

Dar

from California

The most comfortable sandal I've ever worn - As soon as I slipped these on I knew it was the sandal I've been looking for. Excellent arch support. I have a narrow foot and this sandal works for me. I had a little problem with one foot where the band of the sandal rubbed on my second toe, but I put a piece of mole skin on the sandal and it was fine. They are very well made, I really like the suede lining – my foot doesn't sweat in them and stick to the shoe. I wear them with everything. They are very cute and I've gotten lots of compliments on them. This is my first pair of Mephistos and it won't be my last. I was a Birkenstock addict – I've now changed to Mephistos. As usual, Zappos is wonderful to deal with. Great company, only wished I lived where you were so I could work for you.

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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July 18, 2008

Anonymous

from Morehead City, NC

Wonderful - These are the best sandals I have ever owned, they are great for walking and fun to wear. They look very smart with just about any summer outfit and I should know... I'm 74 years young...my young sister told me about these and I'm so glad she did...thanks for such a wonderful product.

Brands I'd also recommend: After wearing this I can't think of anything better.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2008

Anonymous

from Louisiana

Very nice shoes - Very comfortable shoe. I bought them to wear on a trip. I wear a size 6 and bought the 37. It’s a tad too long but still comfortable. But I should have sent them back for the 36. Other than that I love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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July 16, 2008

Jane

from Kentucky

Repeat purchase – now on 3rd pair! I saw my first pair in France (where they're made) and searched for them. I wore my first pair for 3 summers, my second pair for 2. I've just bought my 3rd pair. SO comfortable; the support they provide (I have fairly high arches) is almost as good as my orthotics and certainly miles ahead of any other sandal I own. Highly recommended.

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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July 15, 2008

Deirdre

from New York City

They have walked all over the French Countryside! I love them, love them, love them! I need lots of support and these great sandals give it and look good, too. I dress them up with a nice outfit and wear them with shorts. They are the best sandal I have!

Brands I'd also recommend: Chacos

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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July 14, 2008

Andrea K

from Maryland

I purchased these sandals to replace my old Birkenstocks which look worn and sloppy. The Mephistos are great looking and much trimmer, fitting my narrow foot much nicer. The only problem I have is that after walking for any length of time, the tops of my feet become sore and bruised from the straps. They leave no blisters though and the bed of the shoe provides wonderful support and cushioning. I hope that continued wear will work out this problem.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Naot

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 11, 2008

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

Worth every penny - I love Zappos! I have several pairs of the Helen sandal and it is the most comfortable sandal or shoe I've ever had. I usually have 3-4 pairs at any one time and switch off. I also get tons of compliments on the look. Wonderful support. I've had trouble with plantar fasciitis and have very high arches and these are incredible. I wear them constantly. I am a 9-9.5 and by a size 39. I like the Nubuck, but if you buy a light color, spray it or be prepared for stains. You do have to avoid getting these wet. They can be re-soled by sending them back to Mephisto, but it’s expensive, and they replace everything but the leather uppers. I always just buy a new pair...

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Merrell, Dansko, Finn Comfort, 1803

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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July 11, 2008

Lydia

from Bayside, NY

Love my Mephistos - This is the second pair of "Helen". Need I say more? I am able to wear them all day long with no problems. I love this brand of shoe and have a few other styles. The last forever!!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Rockport, 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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July 5, 2008

Karen

from Florida

Incredibly comfortable. These shoes feel as good as any shoes I've ever worn. No breaking in - just put them on and go!

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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July 2, 2008

Anonymous

from Washington DC

Uber-comfortable - Really enjoying these sandals. I normally like a sleeker looking, stylish, flat sandal or shoe (love the brands Delman, Coclico, Cole Haan), but with heel pain and a little bunion developing in my 40 year old feet, I thought it wise to start taking care of them. Looked at Birkenstocks also, but too wide for my smallish feet. The narrower profile of the Helen fits the bill pretty well and doesn't look so clunky. I did order one size up as suggested.

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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July 2, 2008

Beth

from Indiana

Excellent Shoe! I have plantar fasciitis and usually wear orthotics. However, this shoe has such a good arch support that I prefer them to my orthotics. I am a teacher and am on my feet all day! I even put them on first thing in the morning and wear them around the house like slippers.

Brands I'd also recommend: Think!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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July 1, 2008

Judy

from Kentucky

Not only was the service wonderful and comfortable, but so is the shoe. I LIVE in my Mephistos. Had foot surgery in December and these shoes are my salvation!

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 26, 2008

Anonymous

from Boca Raton

Mephisto Helen - This is my third pair of Helen. Just a couple of points for perhaps (unscientific opinion) the most comfortable shoe in the history of shoes (dating backing perhaps 13,000 or so!) Instant pure comfort even on a "Lifestepper" which I use about 80 minutes a day. Got my pair in about 24 hours from my order. I have narrow feet and that might be part of the reason I enjoy these shoes so much. They are an EXACT fit in length and width. Careful when you first put them on as they come with a "tag" that must be cut before you wear them outside the house.

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

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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June 21, 2008

Anonymous

from Nebraska

Love this shoe! This is one of the most comfortable sandals I have ever worn. The arch support is great. I was able to wear them walking for hours with no problem on the first day.

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 20, 2008

Barbara R

from Florida

Have enjoyed wearing Mephisto sandals - My knees tend to get irritated at times. This shoe really helps me keep the knees happy. I must have 8 to 10 pairs of this shoe in many colors. I even wear the old ones when I do yard work. They feel great on my foot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto Helen Sandal

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 18, 2008

Anne J

 

I was given a pair by a dear friend. I have had this sandal for 6 years and now, I am sadly retiring after many miles together. This is by far and away the best sandal for arch support, style, overall fit and comfort. I love this shoe, what a pleasure to walk in and I love the overall integrity of this shoe. I will be looking for another pair, but I am finding it difficult to limit my self to one color, thank you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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