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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1242 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

12%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

90% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 1122 Helen Mephisto Reviews

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October 1, 2013

Anonymous

 

Okay, these are extremely comfortable and good looking. However, hasn't anyone else had the problem of the dye from the leather coming off on their feet? I tried these (the Black Nubuck) and the Waxy Black. Both pairs the dye came off on my feet! They are the only comfortable sandals I've found so it's really frustrating to send them back. I wear a 7.5M and the 38 fit well, slightly long, but I'm used to that. Not for wide feet, but perfect for me.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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September 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Love these sandals -- worth every penny of the price for their comfort, durability and fab arch support.

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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September 21, 2013

Debra c

from United States

This is my second pair of Mephistos. I love these sandals. Comfortable, yet stylish, they really support my feet and are very sturdy as well. Great shoes.

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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September 16, 2013

Anonymous

from California

This is incredibly comfortable yet stylish at the same time. So many comfy shoes are clunky or too earthy looking but not this one! And the bronze color goes with everything.

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

 

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Felt true to width

 

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September 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

I wear nothing but these sandals. They are amazing and I don't know what I'll do if they ever quit making them. The arch support is amazing too. My feet love them too.

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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Felt narrower than marked

 

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September 9, 2013

Anonymous

from Louisiana

The sole of the shoe is the only good part. It is nicely formed for my high arches. The upper has stretched and the only way to keep the shoe snug on my foot is to further tighten the strap over the arch, which hurts after a while. It is the strap running perpendicular to the arch strap that really needs fixing. Furthermore, on all Mephistos, the strap that goes to the inside of the toe is too far forward, hitting in the middle of the side of my big toe instead of towards the base of the toe. This rubs blisters and, again, makes the shoe more wobbly on the foot. I wish I could return these shoes, but I have worn them too much trying to break them in. Only buy these if your toes are very, very short, and your arches high.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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September 9, 2013

Anonymous

from dc

They stretched out so much in a week - I cant wear them anymore - even if I added another hole.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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September 9, 2013

Liz

from United States

Best piece of summer footwear EVER! Super comfy right out of the box and receive tons of compliments on them. Just ordered a second pair. My first pair lasted three summers of everday wear. I usually wear a UK39, the Helen in UK40 fits like a glove.

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 true to width

 

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September 3, 2013

Linda I

from Konawa, Ok.

I've been searching for a shoe that fit, had the arch support that I must have, and still looked stylish. I found it all in this shoe! It's very comfortable, fits perfectly, and is stylish enough to wear anywhere! I'm in love with the Helen and will be ordering other colors as well!

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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August 31, 2013

Pat L

from Markham, Ontario

Love the color, I've had a pair of Helen sandals for years. This is probably my 6th pair. Very comfortable!

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

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 30, 2013

Kimberly

from Kansas

This is the 12th pair of these I have bought over 15 years. They are the best sandals ever made in the world. Fit snug and hold your foot so steady while looking elegantly casual. Keep my athletically injured foot from rolling, twisting or tripping so I am completely confident in getting through my day without a second thought as to terrain or distance. PERFECT!

Brands I'd also recommend: Finn Comfort

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

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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August 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Austin, Texas

This is the ONLY shoe that keeps me on my feet all day. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and these shoes keep me going when all others fail. They also last an incredibly long time. Have them in many colors. Comfortable, stylish and durable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Dansko

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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August 27, 2013

Sarah L

from San Diego

I love the sandal and wear it often. However I have a thin boney foot (not narrow) with high arches and a slightly protruding saddle bone on the top of my foot. The horizontal strap can cause some discomfort on my saddle bone. Finding attractive and comfortable sandals is a huge challenge for me...these sandals are almost 90% perfect. This sandal was true to size for me. I wear a "9" in this brand, Danskos, Birkenstock and gym shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks, Brooks running shoes, Dansko

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Barrington, Il

Wear right out of the box. Amazing comfort. Patent leather gives it a dressier look. Buckle, of course, allows you to tighten strap as the leather gives a little. Great 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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 23, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great brown color! I own several of these extremely comfortable sandals, especially helpful after knee replacements!

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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August 22, 2013

Vicki

 

I bought these sandals for a trip to Europe. I walked all day, every day for two weeks and my feet NEVER hurt and these sandals are absolutely amazing. They are by far the most comfortable shoe I have ever owned. I was able to wear them with shorts, capris, casual dresses and skirts, and they looked great with everything!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks

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

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 20, 2013

PATTIE B

from LAS VEGAS

I can't say enough good things about this shoe. This is my 2nd pair. They are the best walking shoe ever and feel comfortable the moment you put them on.

Brands I'd also recommend: TARYN ROSE

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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August 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Toronto, Ontario Canada

I love the fit of these sandals. I work 8-10 hours a day and require a good fitting sandal with support. This shoe is all that. I find that my legs do not ache after a long day and my feet feel fantastic!

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 true to width

 

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August 15, 2013

Emma

from St. Louis

After admiring these sandals on a friend, I finally treated myself to a pair (they're expensive!) For about 3 weeks I loved them - now, not so much. The leather pulled loose on the right sandal, at the thong portion that comes up between the toes, and now the sandal just flops around on my foot because it's so loose. The leather stretched on both of them, as well - making the loose fit even more of an issue. (They're adjustable, but I've been tightening the buckle as this got worse, and they are now as tight as possible.) They are very difficult to wear, because the flopping means you have to "grip" them with your toes to keep them on. Makes it a little bit dangerous, actually. My other issue is the workmanship. The cork at the back of both of them is beginning to shred and come out - they didn't even make it through a single season. So instead of feeling likea treat, these shoes just feel like an expensive mistake. They've ended up in the Goodwill box. Very disappointed with this "high-end" brand.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot is better made.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 12, 2013

Anonymous

from Traverse City, MI

I can't say enough about how great these sandals are. I have a very high arch and am on my feet most of the day. These give me all day support. This is my 3rd pair and highly recommend them. I normally wear a size 8 and the 38 works for me with my rather narrow foot.

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

 

August 8, 2013

Robin i

from Bedford, Virginia

The last pair of Mephistos I had lasted for years and were the most comfortable sandals I have ever had! I love these!

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 7, 2013

Anonymous

from pasadena, CA

I could live in these shoes. This is my 3rd pair of Mephistos and I now feel more comfortable wearing them than not wearing them. I've had many compliments on them, too -- not too dorky at all. They will seem a little narrow and snug at first fit, but remember that once your foot molds onto the base and the leather stretches a bit, they'll be perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Northern Virginia

I wear a size 5.5 M, and the 36 fit fine -- the description said it runs small, and they were right. Very comfortable; the bronze color goes with just about everything.

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 3, 2013

Lisa K

from Atlanta

These are exceptionally comfortable and even a bit stylish, due to the patent leather. I bought them to replace similar Eccos, and I wear them daily. They run small - I usually wear a 10, but ended up with the equivalent of 11 in these. I tried a few other pairs of the same brand with different strap configurations and found this between-the-toe strap and instep strap both the most comfortable and secure. The cork footbed darkens (due to dirty feet, I suppose) but that is OK because your foot covers it. There is nice support in the footbed. They are worth every penny - I expect them to last the five years that my Eccos did.

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 2, 2013

Ms. C

from Livonia, Michigan

This is my third pair of sandals like this, and I really like the style and mostly the support / comfort. The support of the shoe helps with taking the pressure off the heels of my feet. It is worth the price as I wear mine every day during Spring, Summer and in the Fall and they last for at least 4 years. Enjoy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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