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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1297 reviews
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Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

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0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

84% "Felt true to width"

90% "Excellent arch support"

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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April 18, 2015

Anonymous

 

Love this style. Walk all the time with these. I have multiple pairs. Excellent for walking long period of time.

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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April 18, 2015

Anonymous

from tampa, fl

I received a pair of Helens yesterday, and I am very sad to say that I will be returning them. The metal buckle is poorly positioned on the strap and makes contact with the top of my foot. I find it quite painful to walk with it digging into my skin. If they could move the buckle down just a little, it would not be in contact with the foot. I've tried wiggling and repositioning the strap and buckle every which way, but it always returns to this painful position.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 17, 2015

Anonymous

from Nashville

I purchased this shoe in a 43 - I wear a women's 12. It was still too small which is unfortunate because it is a super comfortable and really cute sandal! My toes hit the ridge of the footbed and I know after long walks it would start to be uncomfortable. I purchased the Dansko Larissa instead and love it! Thanks, Zappos, for carrying lots of great styles in large sizes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dankso

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 16, 2015

Scarlett H

from Baxter, TN

I put these on when I received them and WOW are they comfortable. They fit perfect and I am going to order another pair of Mephisto. Absolutely no break in period at all. They are worth every penny. And I cannot say enough positive words to describe Zappos. I am amazed at how fast they get to your house! They are outstanding in every way! Thank-you Zappos, you are just the best ever!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot and Arcopedico

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 15, 2015

Anonymous

from Yuma, Az

Love these shoes. This is my 3rd pair. They are comfortable right out of the box. So many colors to choose from.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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April 15, 2015

Donna B

from Melbourne Beach, FL

With multiple foot surgeries on both feet, finding a comfortable and nice looking sandal that fits and has sufficient support has been a difficult task. This Mephisto Helen fit all of my needs perfectly! The toe separator is soft and non rubbing. The top strap is adjustable so the sandal stays on my feet effortlessly. The style is very attractive and comes in multiple colors. I plan to add more to my wardrobe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Finn Comfort

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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April 14, 2015

Anonymous

from Fremont, California

I ordered the Helen after reading lots of great reviews regarding the arch support. I am a size 8-8½ and ordered a size 38 which turned out to be more of a 7½M fit. Luckily my mother is a size 7½ and that fit her perfectly. She loves them and said they fit great after a couple break-in wears.

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 true to width

 

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April 14, 2015

Janet L

from Albuquerque

My favorite thing about the shoe is the color. The bright blue adds a fashion twist to a style of shoe that often looks very functional. The shiny leather is high quality, and picture doesn't do it justice. The arch support is excellent, although it took a few days for me feet to adjust to it. The cork footbed provides cushioning without being spongy, like gel insoles. I love that I can just slip these on and go, and still look fashionable!

Brands I'd also recommend: Gabriella Rocha, BOGS, Ryka

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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April 14, 2015

Diana C

from Switz City, IN

I first purchased the gray etna Helen and was so impressed with the comfort and the looks of this sandal. I used to wear Birkenstocks and they were comfy, but hated the "fart" sound they made when wearing them. I stopped wearing them many years ago because of this. But these Mephisto have little airholes in the heel area and they don't make the "fart" sound like the Birkenstocks. I'm in love! So, I ordered the black waxy Helens next. Comfort as soon as I put these on too. I'm considering ordering another color! By the way, I have had heel spurs in the past, had my right knee totally replaced, and no longer wear uncomfortable shoes. Comfort is the main thing I look for in a shoe. Looks come 2nd. But these Mephisto Helens fit the bill in both instances for me. Comfort, good looks, good arch support, and comfort in the heel area with no weird noises! Love them! Pricey, but when your feet feel good, what is price?

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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April 12, 2015

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

So comfortable. Love this sandal. I have high arches, and they are supported.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 12, 2015

Anonymous

from Long Beach, CA

A classic Mephisto shoe! Great for summer with good looks and comfort that this brand is know for. My third pair of Mephisto's and I am sold. A great shoe for travel in summer with no worries about how they will function or the support that my feet will need.

Brands I'd also recommend: Paul Green, Noat

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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April 8, 2015

ANITA B

from TENNESSEE

I have suffered from planters fasciitis for several years. I highly recommend these shoes. I have all types of shoes such as Dansko, Naot, etc, but these are my very favorites. They are worth every penny. I know as I own four pairs. I love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: DANSKO, NAOT

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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April 4, 2015

Anonymous

from Knoxville, Tennessee

This is a quality shoe: well made, supportive, comfortable, and attractive. It's perfect for those who have "foot issues" requiring more support than is afforded in most sandals, yet it's stylish.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Merrell, New Balance

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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April 2, 2015

Cassandra C

from San Diego, CA

My feet thank you, Mephisto! My friend has been wearing these for years. She said they were super comfortable and the only sandals that she wears. I took a chance and bought the Helen. The pair I got squeaked, and Zappos was outstanding (seriously they provide excellent customer service) and offered to replace them. I then ordered another pair in the snake skin. I have already gotten compliments on them, and they are really comfortable. I have a bad Achilles and get plantar fasciitis and these have saved my feet. Yeah, they may not be a high fashion statement, but I am also not complaining about my feet hurting! I may have to get a third pair! Use a tape measure to get your size. It worked perfectly for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 1, 2015

Kristy K

from Northern VA

Best sandals ever! They are supportive, wide enough for wide feet, comfortable, and beautifully stylish. These are my favorite sandals and I own them in many colors. If Birkenstocks just don't feel good on your feet because the arch is in the wrong spot, these may be much better!

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 wider than marked

 

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March 26, 2015

Lori S

from New Jersey

Great color, comfortable and well made. I got the narrow as this type of shoe can sometimes feel like they're "swimming" on my foot and it's perfect. I was hesitant to keep the sandal at first because the top leather was a bit stiff but, it relaxed after one wearing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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March 23, 2015

Anonymous

 

I bought two pairs of these as I have had another pair for over two years and wear them all the time. These are great for my arch support and never bug my feet. I wore them walking for 12 hours on vacation and never had blisters and did not have to worry about the slit between by toes as it is very comfortable. There is no breaking these in, like some shoes, going from winter to spring. These are ready to go and completely comfortable. You won't regret walking your legs off in these. I put a lot of miles on mine and I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 19, 2015

Anonymous

from Bay Area, CA

Really nice sandals. Stylish plus good support. Love that combination! And Mephistos tend to last a long time. My only issue: Zappos was out of the nubuck in my size, so I tried 2 pairs. One in my regular size in nubuck and one in the the black waxed leather in a size larger. The larger size fit, but the waxed leather rubbed my foot uncomfortably around the toes. The nubuck was much softer and more comfortable, but the foot bed was too small. And yes, these do run small.

Brands I'd also recommend: Think!, Sofft, Taos, Naot

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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March 15, 2015

Sydna H

from Austin, Tx

Mephisto never fails to amaze me! This is my third pair and I am never disappointed. The arch support is perfect for my foot and I love the adjustable strap, since my foot is a bit on the narrow side. As usual, Zappos delivered the very next day. Thanks, Zappos.

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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March 13, 2015

Catherine L

from Austin, TX

I wear Mephisto sandals because they are the only ones that my podiatrist says provide good support for my feet. She says that sandals should be fairly rigid (not flexible and bending a lot from front to back). These are quite rigid with a very comfortable footbed. I can walk in them all day. I got the "scuffed brown" and the black leather.

Brands I'd also recommend: Pikolinos

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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March 11, 2015

Anonymous

from Atlanta, Georgia

I live in these sandals all summer. They are stylish and provide great arch support. This pair is a replacement for a pair that I bought six years ago and finally wore out. They are a bit pricey but worth every penny.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Merrell

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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March 4, 2015

Linda M

from Helena, MT

I have fairly sensitive feet when it comes to straps, etc so I was not sure how these sandals would work. I have got to say that they felt terrific from the start: true fit all around and great arch support (a weakness in many sandals). They look very nice as well and once again the Zappos service and selection can't be beat!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

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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February 28, 2015

Mary A

from Renton, WA

I love the Mephisto Helen! I have ordered a pair of these every summer for years. I always get compliments on the style of these. This year I ordered the beautiful mint color with gold swirls; Mint Nairobi. It is even more beautiful then the picture showed. These sandals are so comfortable right out of the box. If you have plantar fasciitis then this is the sandal for you! If you have a half size, you will want to order a half size up. Your foot should fit inside the shoe box. The way the thong toe is designed makes it comfortable right away and does not rub your toe. I love Zappos quick delivery and return policy too!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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