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Mephisto Violette Reviews

123 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

44%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

28%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

88% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 28 Violette Mephisto Reviews

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October 17, 2012

Rene B

from Ocala, FL

Absolutely love these sandals! Looks great, and is very comfortable. Highly recommend them. Zappos service is the best!

Brands I'd also recommend: 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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October 8, 2012

Jayne

from Almost Heaven West Virginia

This is my favorite sandal of all time. The comfort, the style, and the colors simply cannot be beat. I have six (6) pairs of Violette in different colors (actually two in black because it is so compatible with all my clothes). You cannot go wrong with this wonderful sandal...and they last for years!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Born and more Mephisto

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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July 30, 2012

Cher A

from MS

My favorite summer sandal! These were a bit tight at first, and I wore a bandaid on my right top foot for a week breaking them in, but I knew they would eventually be perfect -- and they are. Beware of getting them wet (very wet). If you do, take them off 'til they dry. The leather stretches and they are slightly big now, but they are still my fave! This is my 4th pair of Mephisto sandals. It is by far the most excellent, long lasting, and comfy shoe brand.

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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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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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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 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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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October 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston

Cute shoe. Did not relieve plantar fasciitis. Love Zappos' selection and service.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 5, 2006

Linda

from Canyon Lake, Texas

Great looking. Love the footbed. It fits like a glove with great arch support. Runs very narrow, so that my little toes almost were off, and I do not have a wide foot at all. Tried a size up and the footbed fit much better, but the straps were way too big and made them clunky and floppy. So I will either keep the ones that are too narrow and a just a little short or have to send both back. Too bad, too. They are really comfortable and really cute. Not too often can you find a very feminine sturdy shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark's, Columbia

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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July 29, 2006

Kitty H

from Everett, Washington

Violette - The Violette's are very cute. I have worn Mephisto brand for several years now and have never been disappointed in the fit or comfort. The complaint I have with the Violette is that under the strap, where the flower was stapled there is a clump of glue that makes the top of my feet very sore. The workmanship on that section of the shoe is not what you would expect for shoes that costs as much as these. I have kept the shoes and rubbed the glue off as much as possible. I hope they stop making my feet sore or I will have to quit wearing them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Born, Dansko

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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June 21, 2006

Anonymous

from Boston

Love those orange sandals - Love the sandals…The look is so "feminine and fun". They are pricey and I wonder if they are really worth the price, although they are quite comfortable. I ordered them in my regular size 8, but they seem a bit long. I would try a half size down.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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September 16, 2005

Anonymous

from West coast

Mephisto Violette in Black - This Mephisto offers excellent arch support and is a great shoe for traveling. They can be worn with jeans, skirts, dresses, etc. so this sandal will eliminate the need to travel with multiple shoes. The one complaint that I have is the black bands left on my feet each time I wear them. I don't know if the other colors have this same porblem. I am hoping this will go away with time.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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August 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Philadelphia

I ordered these and had to return them. While the cushion felt like I was walking on a cloud and the arch support was amazing, the strap cut into the top of my foot. I tried the next size up and they were too big. Very sad as I've heard all good things about Mephisto. Maybe it's just this style?

Brands I'd also recommend: Orthaheel

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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July 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Arlington, VA

The flower is really not my style, but I ordered anyway because I love the comfort of the Mephisto footbed. The footbed was comfortable, but the flower was scratchy rubbed a lot, so I am returning the shoes.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 10, 2006

Anonymous

 

Not good! First I love them, after one hour it starts hurting my foot and soon I was unable to walk in them. It left marks on my feet and it hurt so much.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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May 4, 2006

Anonymous

from Liberty, Missouri

I have 2 pair of Mephistos and like the support. This shoe has a suede leather foot liner and after a couple of weeks wear my foot began sliding and calluses developed. I am totally sold on Zappos. It is the only shoe store I use anymore. I use Zappos for my grands as well. They can get on line pick the shoes they want and "Walla" they usually arrive the next day. What a great way to gift.

Brands I'd also recommend: EARTH

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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November 22, 2005

Laura

from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Great-looking but uncomfortable - I got these sandals for a Hawaii trip, they have a great "aloha" look. The footbeds are very comfortable, however, being made of cork, they are rather inflexible. The leather on the uppers is very stiff and cut into my feet. I wore them once on my trip and wore band-aids on my feet for the next week.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto is usually very comfy, just not this shoe

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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March 20, 2007

Anonymous

from Naples, Florida USA

Beautiful but very uncomfortable - I thought I would try this shoe because Mephisto has flattened the space between the foot bed and upper on the Helen's so much I can not even get my foot into the shoe. These were very pretty but very uncomfortable under the part where the thong met your foot.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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