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Mephisto Violette Reviews

122 reviews
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Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

88% "Excellent arch support"

113 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/6/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Extremely comfortable and a good walking shoe for summer. I wear a 7-1/2 and bought the 7 and it fits perfectly.

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9 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/12/08
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

OUCH! I have the Mephisto Helen sandals and they are so comfy that I could go hiking in them. These have the same good arch support, but the straps rubbed the tops of my feet so badly after wearing them only once that I could have permanent scars. Too bad I can't return them and get another pair of Helens instead!

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March 27, 2011

Jane C

from Chicago/summer Florida/winter

These are one of my all-time favorites. Just ordered my second pair, the first lasting many seasons. Super arch support! Great for travel.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 1, 2010

Lynda

 

I absolutely love Mephistos, and my Plantar Fasciitis heel pain has been gone for 4 years because of them! However, a few people have suggested the resoling service for $75.00. I was not happy with my resoled sandals. The cork part didn't last, it was crappy. If you want Violettes in red, pass them up. Like a few other reviewers said, the red stretches out.

Brands I'd also recommend: Think! and Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2010

Mary A

from Knoxville, Tennessee

These shoes are amazing! I have flat feet plus I recently knocked my knee cap out of place...and these shoes are a blessing! I can wear them all day long and my feet never hurt. Plus, they are so cute and I get lots of compliments! The price is a bit high, but I promise it is so worth it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 17, 2008

Anonymous

from Modesto, CA

Perfect walking sandal - I was looking for the perfect walking sandal for my trip to Europe that would offer good support, yet look good. These are perfect. They have good arch support and after walking all day, I have no heel pain from plantar fasciitis that I often get from other sandals. Other reviewers complained that they had irritation at first from the area beneath the flower, but I did not experience this. The footbed felt a little stiff for the first few days, but now that they are worn in, they are very comfortable and I think they are better looking than a lot of other similar type sandals. Great choice!

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan With Nike Air Cushioning

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 25, 2008

Carol F

from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Too, Too cute! This sandal is just way too cute and just perfect for the girl that wants comfort and style. It's an eye catcher and I've had lots of compliments when I wear it out. It's very comfortable, but it is a snug fit. There's no play in it which is good for lots of walking. I got the black and white pair and I just love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Skechers and MBTs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 11, 2008

Anonymous

from North Carolina

They need to make it in more colors - This is the most comfortable sandal. It looks good and goes with everything. I just can't find it in the fun colors

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 11, 2008

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

This is my second pair! It has all the comfort you expect from a Mephisto, plus a tiny feminine touch. Love 'em.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 6, 2007

Emily

from PA

As usual, I was not disappointed by Mephisto! I LOVE these sandals. I have many pairs of Mephisto sandals. Very cute - received lots of compliments. I only gave 4 stars for comfort because my foot was hurting a little for a couple of days after wearing the shoes around the house for an hour or two. When I tried them on the next day it was a little bit better and the third day I was sold! As usual, ZAPPOS is terrific!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Earth

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 4, 2007

Anonymous

from Oregon

Mephisto Violette - I bought these shoes in black and red about four years ago and sadly parted with my black ones this spring, after they had been totally thrashed. I got more than my money's worth out of those shoes--they have excellent arch support and needed no break in time. They are also easy to dress up or down--they're the perfect shoes for a Hawaiian vacation. Unfortunately, the red ones stretched out too much shortly after I got them, but the black ones remained true to size. It's disappointing that they come only in black and white now--Mephisto used to make come in more colors, like green and orange, in addition to the red. I'd have ordered more pairs if more colors were available.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Mephistos with the cork bottoms.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 28, 2007

Jennifer J

from Michigan

At first I wasn't sure, but they really are great! I bought these shoes a year ago while visiting my parents in FL. I brought them home and wore them and they were very painful at the top where the flower is sewn on and it caused a blister. I took them back to the Mephisto store and showed them the shoe and my foot and they professionally softened and stretched the leather for me until I felt more comfortable. They also told me to take a butter knife and rub it against the leather where it feels stiff to further soften it. I did and now they're great! I wear them all the time. They've molded to my foot and are THE most comfortable pair of shoes I own.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto, Birks, Earth

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 2, 2007

Margie F

from New York City, NY

Love those Violettes! I have worn the Violette for many years and just keep ordering more from Zappos! I love the look and comfort. I wear a 37 (my US shoe size is 6 1/2). I read all the reviews and wanted to tell anyone that doesn't know that Mephisto's can be sent for refurbishment (strap tightening, new sole and footbed). Call them at 1-866-FIX-Sole for prices and info. They come back better than new. They will send you a free postage paid mailing bag. They really are the world's finest walking shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 31, 2006

Aja

from Tracy, CA

I have owned the black Mephisto Violette sandals for over a year and they have held up well. I'm not too fond of the Birkenstock style of shoe, but the cute flower draws your attention away from the thick cork sole. I have worn them with jeans, shorts, skirts, and even to a club. I have very bad feet and my podiatrist recommended this brand to me. They are nearly as comfortable as my tennis shoes and orthotics, which is saying a lot. My only complaint is I wish the leather hadn't stretched out so much that it feels like the sandals are going to fall off if I am walking fast. These are great sandals for you if you have bad feet like me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 4, 2006

Anonymous

from Birmingham, AL

Mephisto Violette - I have plantar fasciitis, and these are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn! The arch support is fantastic! In fact, I recently ordered another identical pair from Zappos.com.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 23, 2006

Anonymous

from Tulare, CA

Love these shoes, but it does take a little time for them to feel comfy. But I own 3 pairs of Mephisto and they’re great once there broken in. Costly but my feet are worth it!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 20, 2006

Jo

from Chicago

The best walking shoe. I receive so many compliments on the style. I have them in several colors. Comfort and great looking are a winning combination.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 16, 2006

Doris C

from Glen Rose, TX

Mephisto's - These shoes took about a week to "break" in. Right where the flower is rubbed a blister across the tops of my feet for about a week. The straps felt really tight for the first week.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 29, 2006

Anonymous

from Wildomar, CA

I own 4 pairs of Helen sandals and never take them off. I have been dying for the Violette since I first saw them, too cute for words! Needless to say back they go {thank you Zappos}. The place where the flower is glued on hurt and the toe thing is to stiff. The foot bed is the great Mephisto support you always get though. I tried soo hard to make them work; maybe moleskin on the glued part would work. Can't go wrong with the Helens though and of course Zappos is King, or is that Queen?

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Wolky

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 25, 2006

Lil M

from Mahpac, NY

A great investment. I bought the Violette in apple green. I hesitated spending so much on a green sandal. I just love them. They didn't even need to be broken in. They are my third pair of Mephisto’s and certainly not my last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 10, 2006

Linda F

from Arizona

Violette - These shoes are going to Europe with me. They are very comfortable and look great with pants and skirts.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chacos and Crocs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 14, 2006

Anonymous

from Indiana

Great sandal - I love this sandal! I have it in 2 colors so far and I'm considering a third!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 7, 2006

Anonymous

 

Fabulous shoe! This is a wonderful shoe. The fit is true to size, and the quality of the workmanship is superb. Very comfortable with a molded foot bed. I give this a rating of 10 out of 10!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 2, 2006

Evy

from California

Elegant yet practical "flip flop" These are shoes you can wear all day, and they are very flattering. They will be one of only 3 pairs of shoes that I will be taking to Hawaii. I usually wear a 39 in European sizes, which accommodate an 8 to 8 1/2, but the Mephisto 39 is more like a size 9, so I exchanged it for a 38.I had the 38 at my doorstep immediately after having dropped off the 39 for a return! And the 38 fits perfectly, considering that I am a true 8 1/2. Zappos service is unbeatable. The service personnel are always friendly and accommodating. And I also want to say that I love the enlarged images of the shoes and that you can look at them from all angles, that is a big plus and it really helps the decision process. I think shopping with Zappos also keeps impulse buying at bay, for me anyway, because I spend a lot of time perusing the shoes and reading the reviews which help me to make thought-out choices. Thank you Zappos, Aloooooooooha!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Anything by Stuart Weitzman!!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 31, 2006

Kelly

from Houston

Comfortable and cute - Good arch support and comfortable. Having plantar fasciitis, it’s hard to find cute shoes that give good support but these do!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 22, 2006

Anonymous

from westchester,new york

The most comfortable sandal ever! These are so comfortable!!! The footbed is molded to your foot. Have had other Mephisto sandals before, they are worth the price, but these are the best. Also, Zappos service was fabulous! I’m going to get all my shoes from Zappos now!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 6, 2005

Anonymous

from Cleveland, OHio

Very comfortable and supportive for a thong shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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