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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1363 reviews
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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:

78% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

86% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 1193 Helen Mephisto Reviews

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September 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Indiana

Glossy leather is scratchy and uncomfortable. Beware if you are happy with the nubuck or other soft leather.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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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!

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March 30, 2014

Anonymous

 

Beware! If you have Helen sandals that you love, but are a few years old and need to replace them, this shoe is not the same as it was. I ordered the same size as I did 2 years ago, but it was a full size smaller and narrower than my old pair. I held them up to the old pair to compare and was shocked at the difference! I haven't tried the Helen Plus, yet, and am not likely to, because I already own brown and black and I will just keep wearing them until they fall apart, because the old Helens are the most comfortable sandals I've had in recent years, due to severe overpronation. I really hope they go back to the old sizing - because of all of the colors, I would then order one in almost every color! I've never been so disappointed with a shoe!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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December 22, 2002

Anonymous

from Milwaukee, WI

don't end up at the foot dr! Stay away from this sandal if you have a narrow foot.! They're great looking but a real problem for someone with a less than wide foot. I wore this sandal almost daily last summer and I ended up with some serious foot problems. I acutally visited a podiatrist for the first time in my life! I suggest the Elka for someone with a less than narrow foot. Not as stylish but definately comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Elka

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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July 29, 2015

Anonymous

from Olympia, WA

A fabulous, comfortable shoe! If you are a half size, order up. I'm an 8.5 and normally wear a 38, but after reading other reviews I ordered a 39 and it's perfect. No toe strap issues for me, the shoe was comforatable from the start.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 27, 2015

Anonymous

from Columbia, MO

I was looking for exceptional comfort without a style compromise and these shoes delivered. I've had them for a week and have worn them every day. I am already considering another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 24, 2015

Anonymous

from Bear Creek, Pennsylvania

Bought a pair of these sandals in 2009. Finally ready for "shoe heaven." Liked them so much had to reorder. Ordered size 38 (normally 7 1/2) but had to exchange for 37. I had the easiest exchange process ever. Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 23, 2015

Anonymous

 

I have these in every color. They are the most comfortable shoes I own. The Nubuck can be worn immediately because they feel so soft. The arch support is excellent. I highly recommend these sandals!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 22, 2015

Shawn J

from Carlsbad, CA

I really like these. They are a different type of material -- not a hard leather but have a thick 'felt-like' feel to them. I have another pair that are regular leather and I do like them but these were definitely easier to break in...and none of these shoes are hard to break in. Let's just say I'd wear these to Disneyland all day the first day I got them but the leather ones I wouldn't be able to wear to Disneyland until thoroughly broke in. I usually wear an 8 1/2 but through recommendations I ordered a 9 and it fit perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2015

Gayle L

from Dexter New York

This sandal is very comfortable. 5 years ago I purchased my first pair. I ordered the same same size on the second pair and it was perfect. I would recommend this style.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 16, 2015

Linda W

from Medford oregon

I probably have 6 pairs of this style of Mephistos. They are extremely comfortable for my hard to fit feet. The arch support is amazing. I particularly like the color of these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 15, 2015

Anonymous

from Washington State

I ordered these shoes yesterday afternoon and was wearing them this afternoon! Boy, do I love Zappos! And I love these shoes, too - they are comfortable out of the box and are great looking. This is my second pair of Helens, and I am thinking that it will not be my last. These are great shoes and are well worth the money. I usually wear a 37 but wear a 36 in this style. The 36 fits perfectly!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 15, 2015

Mom o

 

Love it. I wanted an alternative to the Birkenstock Arizona that had a more formal style and found it in this. Super comfortable! You should undo the buckle then put your foot on to make sure the thong is in the web of your toes. You won't feel it at all after it is broken in and in the right spot. It took me two days to break in. The first day of use I walked about 2 hours on them so of course my feet got bruised. Second use I used it more lightly and thereafter, they are a dream! The thong part is soft now and they are awesome to use. They are my everyday shoe now. I had walked in Croc-material shoes for 1.5 hours chasing my kid and my knees and hips hurt so bad (a week+) after I knew I had to get better shoes. Now the pain is gone! Highly recommend! (I have wide feet - size WW in Munro, and D usually - and these fit fine.)

Brands I'd also recommend: Munro

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 15, 2015

Betsy P

from Arizona

A vacation for your feet! These are the most comfortable sandals ever. I had a pair years ago and I have tried many other sandals since. No other sandals give the support and comfort that these do. I think they are true to size. I wear a 9 to 9.5 and the 39 fits like a glove. And thank you Zappos for your free returns on the other sandals I tried before ordering these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 14, 2015

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I absolutely love this sandldle. It is very comfortable and stays on your feet with no effort. I have serval pairs and still have the first pair I bought more than 15 years ago. Mephistopheles has a reconditioning service which practically give you a new pair any time you send shoes or sandldle to them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 13, 2015

Carolyn M

from Bethesda MD

I'm so glad Mephisto brought this style back. My feet look too wide in most thong-style sandals and this sandal really flatters my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 10, 2015

Ann A

from Ormond Beach, Fl

I am a teacher and spend 75% of my day walking or standing. I live in my Mephisto Helen shoes. I am in my 30th year of teaching and I recommend Mephisto shoes to all people in my profession. If this is your chosen career these should be your chosen shoes. I also come home after my 8 to 9 hour day and run for two miles on my treadmill. I am 60 years old. I live in Florida and I can wear sandals most of the year. I have no leg or back problems. 5 stars or more

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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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!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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