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Mephisto Violette Reviews

123 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

88% "Excellent arch support"

114 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!

Additional 103 Violette Mephisto Reviews

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July 23, 2012

Anonymous

from fl

They are the most comfortable shoes ever. I have at least 6 different pair of these shoes.Always perfect fit. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Although they are pricey they are worth it. They also hold up.

Brands I'd also recommend: only mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 19, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco Bay Area

Took a few wearings around the house to loosen the toe divider. Now that that's done they are really comfortable. I'm not a metallic kind of person, but this has just enough shine to give it some glitz, but not overly done.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reiker

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

I wish I had found these a long time ago! They feel like they were custom made for my feet. They hug the foot - you don't "walk out of them" like other flip-flops. The arch support is amazing and they run true to size in both length and width. I am now on the hunt for Mephisto sneakers. As always - Zappos cannot be beat for service and quality!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Quad Cities, Iowa

Love this Mephisto. I wear a size 7 1/2 M width and the 38 fit perfect. I think all Mephisto's are slightly more narrow than other brands, however they stretch out. I'm not sure how it happens, it just happens! You just have to try them on. Word to the wise not all styles of Mephistos fit the same. This color gray is slightly metallic, goes with everything.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Romu, Helle

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 2, 2012

Anonymous

from las cruces, new mexico

This shoe runs extremely small and narrow. Very disappointed. I wear a 10M so will try the 11 before I give up. I gave the shoe an overall 2 stars due to the sizing.

Brands I'd also recommend: birks always true to size

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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July 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

I loved these sandals! In the beginning they were rubbing against the top of my feet. I had to wear them for a couple of days to stretch them out but it's because I have an extra high arch and they were a little tight at first. But they are too cute to let them go. They are made of leather and I knew they will stretch. Now, I love them. I kept them because they look very fashionable for a comfortable sandals and they have great arch support. You can wear them with shorts or skirts. You can dress them up or down. I am very happy with them. My other favorites are Helens but these look little cuter than Helens with skirts especially.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 28, 2012

Anonymous

from NY, NY

I bought these sandals because I have terrible feet and a recent spine injury. So, I need a good, supportive shoe. It's so hard to find a stylish, support shoe. I was excited about these and put them on as soon as they arrived. I want to love this shoe, but I can't. They have given me the worst blisters I've ever had! I keep trying to break them in, but they just don't seem to get better. The footbed is amazing though. So, I'm sad that the rest is so uncomfortable! I have tried leather softener, stretching with my hands, wearing socks and I tried to put moleskin on them for extra padding. Nothing has helped so far. I have been trying to break them in for weeks now.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 20, 2012

Sheila

from San Jose, CA

I have plantar problems with my feet and I love these sandals. I am on my forth pair and will cry if they stop making them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 14, 2012

Cheryl

from boston

I absolutely love these sandals! This is my first pair of Mephisto's - tried on at a shoe store for fit and ordered through Zappos for price (great savings!). I have all kinds of foot problems and these have to be the most comfortable and supportive shoes ever. They fit great, feel great and offer great support. And I think they're really cute! I never want to take them off, so I'm now looking for my next pair of Mephisto's. Love Zappos, too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

I can only walk in Mephistos, but not this pair. I wore this shoe for one day and had cuts all over the top of my feet and in between the toes. The foot bed is great, but even band aids can't cure these feet. It feels like staples are cutting the skin on the top of my feet.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 24, 2012

Anonymous

 

Leather between the to is twisted an not comfortable. Not even going to attempt to break them in.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Stoughton, Wisconsin

First off I do not have an easy foot to fit. I am a 10 1/2 wide. Therefore, the Euopean sizing of 42 often works. These were a bit snug at first but with each wearing are a bit easier to wear for extended times. I feel I have so much more support with these versus a leather flip flop style. A far superior walking shoe that is better for my feet. They are also cute I really like them in black so the footbed is darker and they go with everything. I would order these again in a heartbeat.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston MA

I was really looking forward to this sandal as a change from my usual "Helen" which I have worn for years. But the foot bed is very narrow and for me very uncomfortable. I even matched it up with one of my Helens and it was visibly narrower. I hope this is a fluke and that if I go back to Helen all will be well because I have always thought Mephisto sandals were fabulous with great arch support.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 13, 2011

Anonymous

 

Adorable, yet sturdy and comfortable…even more so than Helen Plus. Seems to stay on well for a thong. I have a very wide foot and my pinky toe hangs over a bit, but I'm keeping them as they're the most current and cute Mephisto sandal (with the awesome cork footbed like the Helen I've worn for ages)!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Reikers, Softspots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 6, 2011

Anonymous

from Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 3, 2011

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

I love this shoe! I have worn Mephisto Helen for years and decided to try a different style. I was not disappointed. This is a great sandal! One word of caution. I was expecting a white-white and the shoe is more of a grayish-white. Still, I'm very happy with the shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 19, 2011

Lisa B

from Hattiesburg, MS

Very cute shoe and seemed like it would be very comfortable, but had to return them since they were just a bit too narrow; my little toe felt pushed upward. I've never owned a pair of Mephisto's and I'm disappointed these didn't work out. My foot is on the narrow side of medium usually. I also didn't like the color. I ordered the soft white, but the color in person is more grey. The photo shows the white with a black sole, and the pair I received. Had a white sole which I didn't care for the way it looked. I also have a very high arch/instep and the arch support felt very good, which is difficult for me to find.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Overland Park

Love these sandals! They look a lot like the Jack Rogers sandals, a favorite of Jackie Kennedy. Based on other reviews, I ordered a size larger and had to return them -- too big. I ordered my regular size and they fit fine. Very comfortable and when I wear them, women stop and ask where I purchased them. Zappos of course!

Brands I'd also recommend: Tory Burch, Cole Haan, Finn Comfort

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Baltimore, MD

Don't get me wrong, this is a phenomenal sandal, but I wear almost exclusively Mephistos and these are not my favorite for one simple reason: the width of the straps are not proportionate to the width of the footbed. This isn't a particularly wide shoe but it has very loose straps. Perhaps because it isn't adjustable they decided to make it loose. I can live with it because it's so cute, but it's not ideal.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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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October 23, 2010

Rebecca G

from chicago

Very quick shipping by Zappos and easy return. Shoe strap of this Mephisto model is loose on my foot and I believe it would have stretched further. I really like the way a now discontinued model, Babata, fit. They never stretched, but the flower petals curled.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 12, 2008

Anonymous

from North Hollywood, CA

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!

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto Helen

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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