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Mephisto Marlon Reviews

30 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

68% "Felt true to width"

72% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 10 Marlon Mephisto Reviews

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October 16, 2005

Anonymous

from Detroit, MI

Love the Shoe: Dislike the Tag - Have had these shoes for a year now. Fantastic. Lived up to the hype and then some. My only knock? The Mephisto label. Do you really want/need a tacky green label on such a nice pair of shoes. It limits their utily as a proper dress shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 15, 2005

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Best shoes made - I own six pairs of Mephistos and will buy more - no other shoes, Tods etc, are as comfortable. You would have to go to a bespoke shoemaker (Lobb or similar at more than twice the price) to find a comparable shoe. Plus they last forever because. Mephisto does a great job of resoling.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tods

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 14, 2005

Anonymous

from Mississppi

Mephisto Marlon - I have owned two pairs of Marlon's for the past several years. These are by far the most comfortable dress shoe I have owned. I have a difficult time wearing other shoes. I wish Mephisto would make a dress show that was formal enough to wear with a suit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 12, 2004

B S

from new york

Magnificent mephisto - Look great ,feel great,would like it at a lower price but you get what you pay for!!

Brands I'd also recommend: ecco,clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 5, 2004

Anonymous

from Chicago

My experiene with Marlon By Mephisto - I have Plantar Faciitis and needed a dress shoe that would provide very good cushining and shock absorption. Marlon really delivered and I have lot less pain when I am walking. Besids, it also is very dressy and have been complimented by others. However, it is pricy due to most likly import tax.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto Lancelot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2004

Anonymous

from New York

Fast delivery & shoe met Mephisto high quality expectation.

Brands I'd also recommend: Casual Mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 30, 2004

Anonymous

from St. Croix, USVI

Mephisto comfort - For pronating feet, this Mephisto shoe has delightful comfort. It's expensive, but highly recommended as a salve to sore feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 21, 2004

Anonymous

from Indiana

Great shoe: Worth the price. This shoe is both light and comfortable. With heavy socks, an A width can wear it. It comes in black also, and I am thinking about getting that color. Great with slacks or sport coat.

Brands I'd also recommend: Allen Edmonds

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 23, 2003

Anonymous

from Peoria il

Mephisto owner - I've worn these shoes for about 4 years. They're great and my feet don't like it when I wear other shoes. They're easily worth the money.

Brands I'd also recommend: mephist city hikers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 1, 2003

James W

from Tucson, Arizona

Fantastic Shoe - I own several pair of Mephisto shoes. These have been my favorite. Great looks, glove-like fit, and unexcelled comfort!

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Mephisto . . .

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 18, 2003

Bill M

from Austin, Texas

Worth every penny! It is hard to believe how good these shoes feel. I have owned a pair of Mepipisto "Zeus" sandals for five years. I have subjected them to year round abuse in brutal environments from Mexico to Maine. Bullet proof! And super comfortable! Last month I decided to give Mephisto dress shoes a try. The Marlon is a beautiful shoe. They are as comfortable as the sandals! They require no break-in. I could not ask for more from a shoe. Once again the old addage proves true...."You get what you pay for". I wholeheartedly recommend Mephisto footware.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Mephisto footwear

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 30, 2003

Steve

from San Francisco CA

As someone who struggled to find a comfortable work shoe, my journey ended when I bought my first pair of Mephistos. The comfort is unmatched, even by Clarks, etc. The feeling was like walking on pillows, & these shoes last! I wouldn't consider any other shoe for the no. 1 concern of comfort, followed by style.

Brands I'd also recommend: No other shoe comes close.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 18, 2006

John

from Washington, D.C.

Mephisto Marlon - Very fast delivery. This is my fourth pair of Mephisto shoes; previous shoes have been outstanding. As a dress shoe for suite & tie, the "tag" is a distraction from the good leather used. I requested a 9B, wore them to work today, and the shoe received: heel width is acceptable, but there is too much wiggle/slip in the front, even when laces are very tight. For this price shoe, a "B" width requested should be honored and not hedged with an N (B-C), which in this case is more likely a "C".

Brands I'd also recommend: Allen Edmonds, Ferrogamo, Bally

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 13, 2005

S. H

from Chicago, IL

Mephisto Marlon - Nice shoe, casual but dressy enough with a business suit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 22, 2004

Charles

from S.F. Bay Area

Well-made shoe. I was disappointed in the comfort of the shoes, did not find them all that great in comfort and looks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Allen Edmonds

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 4, 2008

Anonymous

from St. Louis

Bought this shoe for my husband. At first it felt very comfortable, but after wearing it a few times it was not as comfortable as he thought. He had to buy some insoles to put into the shoes. Now they seem to be alright. He wears them to work and walks around the business area where his office is located. So it is some walking but not an over abundance. I have to say that for the brand and price I would have expected them to be completely comfortable. So we were a little disappointed.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 22, 2006

Roy P

from California

Nicely made, but too wide - The construction of this shoe is simply outstanding. However, it is way too wide - feels like you're wearing a football (American) around your feet. The narrow version of the shoe has a better fit, but my big toe butts up against the tip of shoe, so I have to go one half size bigger. Overall, just doesn't fit right. The airflow insole is an example of over-design - it makes the shoe feel slippery. It's too thick in the toe area, so it leads to ugly wrinkles. The style makes it neither a dress shoe nor a casual shoe. Bottom line, a lot of money for what's definitely a high quality shoe, but very uncomfortable to wear. Looks better than it feels.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Born, Gordon Rush, Santoni, Bruno Magli, Cole Haan

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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May 24, 2015

Antoine T

from Baltimore, Maryland

I own the Brown Marlon Mephisto, which seems to go with everything I own from suites, to jeans, to khakis, to shorts. They are cut half a size larger than my true size but I manage with extra padding inside my shoe. It is a classic look that will stand the test of time. Though I will have to take out an insurance policy on the very high price tag. It is worth it once you figure out how long they will last you and that the sole can be replaced when worn down. Overall, this is one of my favorite shoes ever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Reston, VA

Absolutely great shoes. Wore twice around the house for a couple of hours, then off to a full day at work. Shoes felt broken in when I put them on. Top quality.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

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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December 8, 2013

Anonymous

from South Carolina

These are the most comfortable shoes that I have owned. I have tried many brands and been a fan of some, but this is a step up in comfort that I did not expect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Alden, Allen Edmonds

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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Moderate arch support

 

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July 1, 2013

Jeffrey

from Chicago

By far the best Oxford style shoe I have ever owned. I have worm it more or less daily for the last 8 years and finally they need to be replaced. They may be expensive but the are more comfortable and will outlast any other shoe you can possibly find.

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 10, 2013

Jo

from Charleston, WV

Excellent shoe. Comfortable without looking too casual with a suit. Zappos is without peer for shopping, there is just not other site as convenient or efficient

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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October 25, 2012

Anonymous

 

I have had my Marlons for nearly 8 years. Really. I wear them 2-4 times per week to work, so all day and often through the evening. They are the most comfortable dress shoes I have ever owned, and are right up there with my New Balance walking shoes for overall comfort. Mine have been chewed by a puppy who is now an aging adult dog. The cobbler was able to fix the tooth marks and repair the finish perfectly. I am still on the original sole and heel, with many miles and years to go. Just had them professionally polished again, and they continue to look new. The leather inside is still good; nothing has worn through. My feet are wide (2E) and have high arches. The Marlon handles this at my true length, so I do think the foot box is wider than normal, but hallelujah for that. When I bought them in 2004, I thought the price was extravagant. I had never had shoes that cost a lot a pair. But I have long forgotten the expense and continue to enjoy these shoes day after day. My very highest recommendation!

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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October 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Salt Lake City, Utah

Fantastic shoes. I have been looking for years for a simple, classic shoe that is comfortable and can be worn for long periods of time. This shoe is very comfortable and required little to no break in time. It was delivered quickly and as promised. Thank you, Zappos!

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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August 7, 2012

Mike

from North Dakota

I purchased my Marlons in either '92 or '93 and have worn them since (with several complete refurbishments through an authorized Mephisto cobbler), and I have to say that they are the best shoes that I have ever worn. They are excellent for city hiking! Walking to museums, gardens, zoos, restaurants and night spots. I have worn the pebble finish smooth. I am looking forward to finally breaking down and getting a new set... soon.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nothing compares but I've had good luck with Allen Edmonds, Clarks and Ecco.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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