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Mephisto Violette Reviews

123 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

52%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

28%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

88% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 53 Violette Mephisto Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Felt true to size

 

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August 14, 2005

Patricia

from Metamora, Ohio

Violette runs very large!! This is my fourth pair of Mephisto sandals and the first time I am disappointed. They run very large and wider than my other Mephistos. I do love the look of the Violette, though! Also, there was a flaw on the leather where they glued on the flower decoration which causes a blister on the top of my foot.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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 13, 2005

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

My Mephistos - This a great brand for those of us who need arch support. It feels therapeutic and is a good look too.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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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April 15, 2005

Jean R

from Georgia

Streches out too fast - These sandles streched too quickly and became much too wide. Thank you.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkies

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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February 4, 2005

Madcarlotta

from San Francisco, CA

Not Good For High Arches - I love the flower ornamentation on this shoe! But sadly, this shoe did not fit me at all well. The width of the shoe was fine. I have wide feet and the width was still comfortable. But the thong strap itself did not accommodate my high arched feet. It cut into the tops of my feet and I couldn't wear them for even two minutes. I suppose they could be stretched by a shoe repairman, but considering the price of this shoe I didn't think it was worth it. I LIVE in thongs and sandals and have never had this problem with any other shoe.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Felt true to width

 

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September 27, 2004

Anonymous

from pittsburgh, PA

Violette - Very cute shoe, but not as well-designed as other Mephisto shoes I own (Helen, especially). Straps were not comfortable, as shoe moves like a flip-flop when walking. I returned this shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: mephisto helen

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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April 14, 2004

Barbara W

from Resiterstown, Maryland

Violette hurts one foot - I own 30 pairs of Mephisto and have never had a problem with fit. The Violette fits my right foot, but the thong is so thick on the left that it cut my foot. I think the Helen is more comfortable, but the Violette is prettier.

Brands I'd also recommend: The Helen

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt narrower than marked

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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March 4, 2008

Anonymous

from NC

These are the least favorite of my many pair of Mephistos. I got them in black and have only worn them a few times because while the little flower is cute, it rubs very painfully between/on the top of my toes and hurts! Maybe if I could stand it, it would get better, but I'm not going to wear shoes if they're not comfortable. That's why I wear Mephistos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephistos

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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Felt narrower than marked

 

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March 3, 2005

Anonymous

from Downey, CA

Had to return these sandals... The arch was way too high for me, an archless one, and my toes hung over the edges when I walked. The length was ok, but there was something wrong with the placement of the toe divider.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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September 7, 2005

Lyn P

from Hurricane, UT

will never wear these shoes again-wasted $$$ I was so excited about these shoes. Went to NYC and wore them the first night and got blisters on my feet and ruined my whole trip. I had worn the shoes a couple of times before but they stretched out so bad. I can't even wear them again. I love the Mephisto Helen. When my blisters on the top of my feet healed (liquid bandaid), I was able to wear the Helens on my last day in NY.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

1 person found this review helpful  

April 13, 2004

Anonymous

from California

Blisters - I have worn many Mephisto shoes and have never had a problem. These gave me terrible blisters.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Best shoe ever! Comfortable and stylish. I'm ordering my third pair. If Mephisto ever stops making this style, I'll be lost!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

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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November 17, 2013

Julie

from Berkeley, ca

Love these shoes! They stay on really well for a flip flop type shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Abeo, orthoheel

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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October 27, 2013

Anonymous

from San Diego

Wish it was offered in a wide width. I have a mildly wide foot and this sandal just was not wide enough. Otherwise well made and relatively cute.

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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October 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Cape Cod

Love this sandal! The patent with the flower give it a great look. So comfortable. For me Mephisto sandals run a size smaller so I go up one size.

Brands I'd also recommend: walking cradles , fitzwell& merrill

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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September 17, 2013

Mary B

from Atlanta

Love 'em! We are heading to Disney World and needed comfortable walking shoes. In order to reduce packing - decided to purchase shoe that would be attractive for causal dress up as well as comfortable for walking...these fit the bill. They did need a little break in because of the patent leather being a little stiff at first but after a few wears - no problem. Plus Mephisto has a great refurbish department!

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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September 8, 2013

Karen K

from Pittsburgh

I have 4 pairs of "Violette" Mephisto sandals...black patent, red patent, white patent, and blue patent. They are, by far, the most comfortable "go to" shoes in my closet. They have a cradled sole that hugs my foot for unbelievable comfort. And thank you, Zappos, for your phenomenal shipping service!

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 28, 2013

Cathy H

from Raleigh NC

Got the white ones. Very comfortable out of the box. Stylish enough to wear with just about anything.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half 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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August 13, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

Haven't taken them off since they arrived. Feels like I'm walking on a velvet marshmallow! I have bad feet that constantly ache, but they feel much better in these. Not quite as clunky as Birkenstocks, and prettier. The thong part had an odd shape at first, but after a couple of days it altered to fit the form of my foot.

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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July 11, 2013

Bobbie J

from Central Coast of California

Excellent sandals. The footbed hugs the bottom of my foot. I had a little discomfort on the top of my feet from the straps the first couple of times that I wore them but it was probably because I hadn't worn sandals for a year. I would highly recommend these sandals especially if you are on your feet a lot.

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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June 18, 2013

Anonymous

 

This is my second pair of these sandals. I wore my last pair basically every day for a year and, in my travels, I lost them! I just got another pair of them and they are fantastic. They do take a few days to break in the piece between the toe but once you've done that, you will be so happy with this sandal. I also have 3 other different styles of Mephisto sandals...need I say more?!

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 7, 2013

Moonlight5776

from Sandy Hook, CT

I love these sandals. I typically wear a 7 1/2 and take a 38 in European sizes. These fit perfectly without my toes or heel even slightly over the edge. I have a slightly wide foot and a high arch. These sandals provide great support. I can walk in them all day, yet they are cute and I do not feel like I am in fuddy duddy shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Taos; Naot

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

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Felt true to width

 

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April 23, 2013

Darlene C

from United States

Oh my goodness these are so comfortable as well as looking adorable! I purchased the white and the color is crisp and clean looking and naturally will go with anything. One of my all time favorite sandals.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko & Ahnu

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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February 17, 2013

Anita W

from Naples, FL

Love these sandals. I have several colors and many other styles of Mephistos. Keeps my back in alignment and are so super comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrill, doc marten, dr Weill orthaheel

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

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Felt true to width

 

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