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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1392 reviews
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Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

12%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

85% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 1222 Helen Mephisto Reviews

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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

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt wider than marked

 

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September 2, 2015

Barb N

from Bloomingdale, IL

Beautiful looking shoe & well made. Very good arch support, and the footbed feels silky soft. The strap over the bunion area was a bit stiff, and I tend toward narrow, and while the fit was okay, it was a bit loose. Tried the 41 and 42 - 42 is a true size 11. Sorry to return. For the price it had to be really perfect. Close though!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merril, Clarks, Birkenstocks, Fit-Flops

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 1, 2015

Karen P

from New Jersey

Super comfortable and stylish. My teenage daughter cannot wear the rubber flip flops for a variety of reasons. She loves these as they offer excellent support. The grey etna color is!

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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August 30, 2015

Susan W

from Buffalo , NY

Zappos does it again - never fails to come through with accurate descriptions, size recommendations pricing and prompt delivery. Thanks!

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 27, 2015

Karen

from Carmel-by-the-Sea CA

I usually wear a 37 in Euro sizing. I had to return this sandal for a 36. Great support and virtually no break in period. Can dress this shoe up or down!

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

 

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August 27, 2015

Anonymous

from Colorado

I love these shoes. I bought a brown pair 2 years ago and love them, too. Zappos delivered on time and it was so easy ordering on line and tracking my shoe delivery. I will definitely order from Zappos in the future and not mess around trying to find a store close to where I live. I tried to buy these shoes at a store on Pearl St. in Boulder, Co but the man working there could have cared less about selling me ANY shoes and only had 2 styles of the Helen but neither in my size. Why bother and I would have had to pay their sales tax. So I saved $$ by ordering from Zappos not to mention the hassle of navigating in Boulder which is a nightmare with no parking and the new bicycle paths.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 27, 2015

Jude M

from south Texas

This is my second pair of Helen shoes. My first pair were as good as new after 4 years till my new puppy found them as irresistible is I do. My new pair will be kept behind closed closet doors. After sever wearing shorts these shoes form to your feet. Great support and comfort while walking. I'm a 7-7 1/2 but an 8/38 are the perfect fit.

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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August 25, 2015

Abbi

 

OK I've only walked around the block a few times, so they're still not fully road tested. But they fit exactly like my crumbling 20 year old Mephistos -- the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. They're true to size, at least for size 9. And the strap even adjusts to cradle my rather fat feet. I ordered Silver Venise with my heart in my mouth, fearing that the shimmery color might make me look cheap or gaudy. But the flat, practical style prevents that. Instead they make me look like Superwoman or a very athletic angel or like the yogini I truly am. I can't see myself taking these shoes off... EVER!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Keen,

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 24, 2015

Linda D

from Lakewood, NY

This is my 2nd pair of these. They are my go-to footwear for good weather. They dress up and down, and no matter how tired my feet are, they feel good! Glad they didn't change the 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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August 21, 2015

Michele

from Upstate NY

First I will say that these are not the shoes that I would take out of the box and wear for a long period of time. I originally ordered them in Grey Etna. They were stunning, but after a couple of hours wearing them around the house, my toes were blistered. I returned them. (Thank you, Zappos!) But I couldn't stop thinking about the comfort of the footbed or the elegance of the design. So I ordered them again, but this time in black nubuck, thinking that a softer leather would be good. We had a longer courtship this time. I wore them for shorter periods around the house, allowing my feet to adjust to the straps. Then I wore them to the store, etc. Now I don't want to take them off. They are outrageously comfortable. I'm so glad I gave them a second chance. They are the most comfortable sandals I own. Someone with tougher feet than mine would probably be able to wear the harder leathers. They certainly are pretty.

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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August 20, 2015

Anonymous

from Banning, California

My Mephisto shoes were delivered exactly as I ordered them. The order was filled immediately. I can definitely recommend Zappos, and will use them again.

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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August 20, 2015

Jf

 

Amazing sandal! Wear them every day, even at work. I did get a huge blister after the 2nd wear, but we were in the rain. So after it healed, I tried again, and have worn them ever since.

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 20, 2015

Anonymous

 

Cute on your feet and flattering for legs - lengthens leg line especially in tan color. And very comfortable! Footbed little narrower than my Birkenstocks.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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August 20, 2015

Sharon F

from Manassas, Virginia

These shoes are very comfortable and look good. I like the creative toe ring which helps keep the shoe in place. The shoe bed fits my foot like a glove. Very happy with this shoe. Definitely recommend it.

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 19, 2015

Anonymous

from Wooster, Ohio

This is my second pair. This sandal is comfortable from day one! I just parted with my last pair because I wore the bottom out and the leather toe strap broke. BTW, they were at least 5 years old and I wore them everyday in the summers, often walking 3-5 miles a day. Definitely worth the price!

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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August 16, 2015

Anonymous

from oklahoma city

If you are a fan of Mephisto, I do not need to tell you anything! For you newbies, the Helen sandal does run small, so get one size larger. I recently purchased the grey ones, which are a beautiful pewter color. These sandals are worth the price! They last forever!

Brands I'd also recommend: Fit Flops

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 13, 2015

Anonymous

from Baxter, TN

The Mephisto Helen is the best. This is my fourth pair. I wear a pair in the house, a pair in the yard/garden, and two pairs everywhere else in the summer time. Best comfort for problem feet. Great arch support and a firm sole. I have tried many and no other begin to compare with this shoe. Some Naot sandals will come close, but run on the narrow side. Zappos is my only place for my shoes. The service and delivery is outstanding. Still do not know how they get my shoes to my house the next day! They just are the best. Thank-you.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot and Arcopedico

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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August 7, 2015

Anonymous

from NY, NY

This is pricier than what I would like to pay but I found it more comfortable than the Birkenstocks I also ordered. It was also nice fit for my narrow feet. The sole bed is soft and well padded when I walked. It felt a little stiff to wear/walk on day #1 I think it will give to my natural foot pattern after a few wears. Goes well with my jeans. Color matches well with my skin tone. So far happy with the purchase.

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 7, 2015

Nanette D

from Irvington, New York

I purchased the "Helen" in red after several attempts at other brands which were either too narrow or not made as well. These are money well spent, they are comfortable, wide where they need to be and too clunky looking.

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 6, 2015

Betty p

from new york city

So comfortable. I have plantar facitis and Ra AND these sandals have proven to be a godsend. I quickly ordered.a second pair and looking at ordering another pair...

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

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 5, 2015

Joy

 

I really love this shoe. This is the 4th pair I have purchased. They are comfortable and fit true to size. I recommend them to anyone who needs comfortable walking sandals.

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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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 5, 2015

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Great Mephisto style- but I somehow missed the part that says you need to order a FULL SIZE LARGER than normal. So I wrote this review just in case there is someone else who might miss the Zappos description of the shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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August 5, 2015

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

Comfortable, supportive. I normally wear a 9 in reg shoes, 9.5-10 in running shoes and went with the size 10 in these for great fit. I initially thought the section around the toe would rub but after wearing these for short stints in house nothing happened. I've tried Birks in the past and didn't like that toe ridge area in the footbed - none of that here! Wore them for several hours of errands yesterday with no problems. The black leather is wearing off on my feet some which is annoying (and my feet aren't sweaty) but I'm hoping that diminishes with time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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