Order Anytime, Free Shipping, Free Returns

Mephisto Helen Reviews

1467 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

8%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 1347 Helen Mephisto Reviews

1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 ... 58

 

July 10, 2015

Rowena K

from Northern California

Great shoe! I wanted something similar to Birkenstocks but cuter. These fit the bill. They are pretty comfortable but I am still adjusting to the toe strap on my left toe. I am able to stay in them all day and not feel any discomfort. Yay! The silver color is especially cool and it goes with everything.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 8, 2015

Anonymous

from Stevensville, MI

This is my sixth pair of Mephisto Helens, purchased over the past 10 years or so. Need I say more? They are my tried and true summer sandals for every day -- comfortable and good looking.

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

 

July 8, 2015

Anonymous

from Madison, GA

I have been wearing Mephisto Helen's for 7-8 years because of their arch support and quality. It is the only sandal I can wear comfortably because of plantar fascitis. For me they are the perfect sandal so I have them in several colors.

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 6, 2015

Pamela W

from Westchester, NY

I am a newbie to the clunky sandal but age (mid 40s)and lower back issues forced my hand. I purchased these as well as the Gizeh Bikenstocks and, hands down, these are so much more comfortable. And, the best part- there is no break in period. You will have no regrets with these- and to boot, I get lots of compliments on them as well.

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 5, 2015

Anonymous

from Carmel, IN

This is my 6th pair of Helens. While I ordered the same size, these are roomier across the the foot than all others. The shiny material (man made) is also the stiffest and least foot friendly. I have worked the underside edges with Vaseline as recommended by our cobbler and have even used a soft emery board along the under edges in an attempt to soften the top strapping. Thus far, little has helped but I love the glamour factor and will keep at it.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 1, 2015

Monica L

from Pittsburg, CA

I just love this shoe. I wear it every day during the summer days. I can walk far like amusement parks and festivals feeling more comfort than any other summer sandal I own.

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

 

June 29, 2015

Felice S

from Boston

I have worn Fitflops for the last 3-4 years and wanted a change in style. The Mephisto Helen is a nice break yet feels about the same with regards to being a flip flop with arch support and one that actually stays put on your foot. I usually wear an 8 to 8.5, and found that in this case, the 8.5 was perfect for me (I recommend going up the half size if you are in the middle.) I love the assortment of colors/textures. I did not experience any rubbing or redness even on the first day.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fitflop, Birkenstock

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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 28, 2015

Debbie

from New york

Comfortable, true to size, I wear 8.5 /9 medium size and I purchase a 38, after the second wear you don't want to take it off. Worth the money. If you have wide feet, get the plus size not one size up.

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

 

June 27, 2015

Barbara

from Dallas

Most comfortable shoe I've worn. Just came back from a trip where we walked at least 10 miles per day and wore these every day.

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

 

June 26, 2015

Donna S

from Lancaster PA

I love the Helen sandal and have it in several colors. They can be worn immediately with no "breaking in" period needed. This navy nubuck sandal, however, is the first sandal I have had problems with. Whenever I wear them, they squeak with each step. It appears the buckle rubbing against the nubuck material of the strap causes the squeak. I'm trying to walk in them indoors to see if I can break them in, but if not, I will have to return them. First time ever for a Mephisto sandal!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Born, BOC

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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

 

June 25, 2015

Anonymous

from Texas

I bought my first pair of Helen sandals in the mid to late 1980s. Since then I have only owned 3 pairs that have been my daily foot ware for the spring, summer and fall in Texas and on numerous trips across the country and overseas (yes, well over 10 years/pair). The bottom starts out stiff but become more flexible by manually bending before wearing them. They are comfortable, have good arch support, snuggles my foot in at the sides, durable and look great! The leather on these cut into my toes at first, so I softened up the edges using a nail file making them good to go right away. Mephisto has a service where you can mail them in to be resoled and re-corked, which I have done twice since buying my first pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: Noat

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

 

June 25, 2015

Carrie H

from Ohio

I owned these same shoes about 10 years ago and wore the heck out of them. I couldn't believe the same model was still available here at my lovely Zappos! They mold to your foot. By far the most comfortable sandal you'll ever wear. I'm a believer in you get what you pay for - spend the extra $ on these - you won't be disappointed. I'm a size 6 and they run pretty true to size - although their sizing is different than the normal scale.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

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

 

June 20, 2015

Bohemian360

from Connecticut

These sandals were very comfortable from the first day. The arch support is good for a lot of walking. The style is a bit chunky for me but that tend is cycling back. I've already used them for walking all day in NYC and there's no break in period or rubbing. They fit securely on your feet and are adjustable. I have a slightly wide foot and they're wide enough. I'm usually a size 10-10/12 and the 41 was perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Golden goose

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

 

June 19, 2015

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

Extremely comfortable and stylish. Many said to order down as they run big. I am a 10-10.5 and ordered a 41 and 40. Turns out a need a 42! I have very narrow feet and these fit well. I would say they are more narrow than average. A wide foot would spill over the edge! Going out of town tomorrow and thought I'd be safe ordering these two sizes and now I can't bring them. Bummer. Thankfully, Zappos returns are slick!

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

 

June 18, 2015

Lorna K

from CA

I'm a size 9 and usually order size 40 in European sizes. These fit perfect and are very comfortable. I'm wearing them today!

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

 

June 17, 2015

Kathy b

from Cincinnati

Love these shoes! All day comfortable right out of the box. Nice support.

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

 

June 15, 2015

Anonymous

 

I've never owned before any Birkenstocky sort of sandals so I was a bit hesitant to order these, however I'm traveling to Japan for 2 weeks and I need me some comfy sandals. After reading reviews I decided to order these. Normally wear shoe size 8.5 and ordered 9 on these and they are fine. The leather does 'cut' in my big toe a little bit but I used a nail file to soften the edge and I'm hoping with some tear and wear this will help to soften the leather. I got them in black patent leather. The only thing that surprised me was that the buckle is made of plastic. I was expecting it to be made of metal. Hope it doesn't break. I hope they are as comfy as they look and as everyone says they are, can't wait to use them for my upcoming trip! :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

June 13, 2015

Anonymous

from Raleigh, NC

I have always had a challenge finding stylish shoes or sandals that were also comfortable since I have flat feet and have had multiple foot surgeries including bunions and neuroma. I have had this style sandal in black and it has been comfortable enough to wear walking all day and has lasted for years. I finally treated myself to a new pair and love the textured brown. I love these sandals!

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

 

June 11, 2015

Sarah S

from Vermont

I LOVE these shoes! They are so comfy and stylish. I always feel great wearing them. It did take a day of wearing to get used to the strap across my foot, but now they feel great. I ordered a number of Birkenstock options, and this pair, and these are the ones I kept! Love!

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

 

June 9, 2015

Anonymous

 

Love this shoe and have many pairs. They are handmade, so there will be inconsistency in the height of the arch or the length of the strap. Wish Mephisto could improve on this. I have made several exchange of the same size b/c of this. Thank goodness Zappos makes this so easy.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

 

June 9, 2015

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

Very comfortable! I'm a size 9.5-10 and the 41 fits perfectly, the 40 would have been too small. They're less clunky and more feminine than the Birkenstocks I tried on, very cute in a cool casual way. Don't need a break in period, they're ready to walk in.

Brands I'd also recommend: alberto fermani

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

 

June 9, 2015

Gwendolyn L

from Cincinnati Ohio

Most comfortable shoe you'll ever wear! I have two other colors. They last for many years.

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

 

June 9, 2015

Anonymous

from Florida

Best sandal ever. I have flat feet and an unstable pelvis from childbirth. These are the only sandal I can wear due to the amazing arch support. I own several pairs of this style. I bought the desert buffalo color and it's beautiful. A great warm brown with nice texture. I wear a 37 and the 37 fits true to size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks

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

 

June 7, 2015

Janet

from AK

I bought these sandals just before a trip to Italy, but I ended up not taking them. After ordering, I read all the reviews and got nervous about the sizing, and was worried that they were too small. I had ordered my typical size of 37 for European sized shoes/sandals. After I got over to Italy I came across a Mephisto store in Florence and according to their sales people, who do nothing but sell Mephisto brand, found that the next size up was way too large and my 37s were perfect. I know they are supposed to cradle your feet but I was not sure what that entirely meant. Anyway, since being home I have been wearing them constantly and I love them! I have not had any issues with blistering and they have been good to go from the beginning. The next time I travel I am taking my Mephisto sandals! As a matter of fact, while over in Italy, four other people in my group purchased Mephisto brand sandals since they had heard from a Podiatrist friend, and me, that Mephisto is a great brand.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Dansko or Sanita

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

 

June 7, 2015

AK

from NC

I love my Helens! My foot doctor recommended these for my problem foot that needed an unflexible bottom and support throughout. These fit the bill. I will say that each pair fit just a little bit different. Even same size of the same style fit just enough different for my foot to be picky. You won't regret this purchase. The patent holds it shape in the upper and doesn't stretch out as much as the nubuck.

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

Zappos Family Core Value:

10. Be Humble