Mephisto Helen Reviews

1587 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

20%Rated 2 stars

12%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

84% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 1417 Helen Mephisto Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 29, 2013

Anonymous

 

I wore these on a trip to Italy. Felt like I was walking on a wood board and made my feet ache. The leather between my toes cut my foot and no matter how I adjusted the shoe, the shoe kept pushing my foot back due to my high arch. Horrible and expensive mistake.

Brands I'd also recommend: Orthaheel

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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June 26, 2013

Anonymous

 

This is a poor imitation of the same shoe (style) I purchased 2 years ago. The size 39 was over 1/4" shorter than my other pair with less cork thickness. They must have changed manufacturer - definitely not the same quality shoe.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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March 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Phoenix, AZ

I have worn Mephisto Helen for more than 12 years and have always loved them... until the last purchase I made. My feet stink every time after wearing them and they have literally disintegrated (both pairs, purchased at the same time) within 6 months. Extremely disappointing given that they have been my all-time favorite for years, but I won't order them again.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 28, 2012

Anonymous

from California

I purchased two sandals the same size that are similar to each other like Mephisto or a Birkenstock that has a molded foot bed. The Mephisto was a half to a full size smaller to the other sandal. I returned the Mephisto and kept the other.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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Moderate arch support

 

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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!

Style 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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Fit Rating

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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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February 11, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Love that these sandals have a an adjustable width strap - I have a narrow foot which makes finding sandals I don't slide thorough difficult. also love how the cork foot bed conforms to your foot. I own 4 pairs of this style.

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 1, 2017

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Anonymous

 

These are my absolutely favorite sandals. If I lived in a warmer climate, I would likely toss all of my other shoes! I started wearing these sandals in 2007 and have never looked back. I walk a great deal and have found that they support my feet better than any other shoe or sandal that I own. When I travel, these are the only sandals that I pack. I do recommend that, prior to walking any distance in them, the new owner should break them in so that the strap between the toes becomes softer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, 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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Moderate arch support

 

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January 22, 2017

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LW

from Los Angeles, CA

I purchased these in Grey Etna and Black Waxy Leather. The waxy leather requires a bit more breaking in and felt tighter out of the box. I typically wear a size 7.5, 38 in Dansko and 38 in Birkenstock and I found the 38 to fit well, though a tiny bit longer than the other brands. Not enough to size down for me and they feel good while walking. These sandals have more support, a bit more cushion, and are heavier than Birkenstocks.

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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January 20, 2017

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Linda R

from Overland Park, KS

This is the most beautiful sandal. It feels comfy. It is so hard to find things that fit. I wear orthotics and ususally can't find sandals that are as comfortable as these. I got the Silver Narobe.

Brands I'd also recommend: 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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Moderate arch support

 

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January 20, 2017

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Kimber

 

Bought my first pair of Mephisto Helen and go to say I am totally hooked! So comfortable, I placed my order for a second pair. Love them. Well worth the money spent!!

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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January 10, 2017

Anonymous

from Houston TX

I have been wearing these for years. They are the only sandals that I can wear with my plantar fasciitis. My podiatrist recommends them. I have always worn a 37 but ordered a 38 this time and they are great. I realized that I needed a little more room in the toe area. If you have problem feet these are the shoes for you. They are durable and will last and last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 5, 2017

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Deborah

from MA

I've been wearing Mephistoes "Helen" for over a decade now. The cork bed molds to the shape of your foot and makes wearing these sandals all day long a pleasure!

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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Felt true to width

 

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December 31, 2016

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Schad

from Chagrin Falls, OH

Absolutely love these sandals. A must have staple for summertime. Have been wearing the Helen for more than 20 years. Extremely comfortable and provides excellent arch support. Typically get 3 to 5 years out of each pair before replacing. Older pairs are used for yard work. Solid purchase and your feet will love you.

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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Felt true to width

 

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December 28, 2016

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Anonymous

 

I have worn Birkenstocks as my go to sandals for years. I really owned nothing else. When I was invited to be in an wedding in Hawaii, I figured I needed a stylish shoe with as much comfort as my Birkenstocks and this shoe was perfect!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

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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December 10, 2016

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Anonymous

 

Love, love, love this sandal! I have it in many colors and am thrilled with this dressier, more glamorous look. It wears well, and is a great addition to a shoe wardrobe.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 4, 2016

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Schad

from Chagrin Falls, OH

Perfect sandal to wear with just about anything. Everyday wear to a trek across Italy, this sandal does not disappoint. Have been wearing Hellens for over 20 years and absolutely love them. Fit is true and durability is outstanding. They are a little spendy, but worth every penny. Love you feet and treat yourself.

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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December 1, 2016

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Jess S

from DC

Great shoes. I used to wear birkenstocks, but these are much more durable and comfortable.

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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Felt true to width

 

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November 23, 2016

Michele

from Lakeland Fl

Was very pleased with my purchase. I will be ordering another pair of sandals soon. They arrived very quickly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 23, 2016

Anonymous

 

I have bought many of these sandals from zappos. I have been very pleased with each purchase. Received them very quickly. I will be ordering another pair soon.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 8, 2016

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Kelly

from CA

Years ago I bought my first Helen, particularly for the arch support. I have high arches and am heavier than the average gal. I needed comfort! I have been so happy with these, I have now owned ten pair over the years in various colors. I even have the "worn out messed up" pair in the back of the closet for when I get down and dirty. These shoes provide comfort for hours of walking and that is rare praise for a sandal. I've never been overly excited by the style, although for the style, it is beautifully done and made so well. I think it definitely has it's OWN style. And I slightly giggle. I wish they made something with this fit that was more trendy, but I will NOT give up this sort of comfort for beauty!!! Other brands simply don't compare...I've tried them. Mephisto for Life.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rieker, Remonte, Pikolinos

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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October 21, 2016

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Vickie

from Long Beach, CA

I have 5 pairs of these. This is the 2nd pair in the grey etna.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 20, 2016

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RV

from Boston

These are very comfortable shoes, but unfortunately the color on the picture is a bit deceiving, it is more light grey for me than off white. Have to return

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

 

Runs Narrow

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