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92 reviews
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Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

87% "Excellent arch support"

87 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/4/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I used to own a shoe store and sold Mephistos. I have had both France production and Portugal manufactured and I personally have not found any great difference. The shoes I wear are the Match. I have 8 pair-7 black and one white. The white ones are 16 years old and the blacks are anywhere from 5 to 17 years. I find that when you buy quality shoes you can have them resoled and have the heel portion repaired with no impediment to the fit or comfort of the shoe. I am about due for new white ones. The economics of an expensive pair of shoes is 17 years divided into the cost is a couple tens per year. You can't even buy cheap runners for that price and have anywhere near the comfort,support or durability. A big reason is the leather and the breathabilty of the shoe. Thanks Peter J. Hebert formerly of White Rock Shoe Service!

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/11/05
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

Mephisto Match Walking Shoe - A relatively comfortable shoe, but the upper edge of the back, the part that surrounds the ankle, is a bit too rigid; the rigidness cuts into the ankle somewhat, making it difficult to wear the shoe all day.

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July 22, 2005

T.m.

from Iowa City, Iowa

The best - Just bought new pair, after resoling one that I bought in 1994 -- finally the stitching is coming undone. That makes the shoe a bargain dollar-wise.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reebock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 22, 2005

Anonymous

from Yazoo City, Mississippi

Mephisto - Mephisto has the best men tennis shoes and ladies sandals. My only complaint is that some ladies' styles need to come in narrow widths.

Brands I'd also recommend: all Mephisto styles

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 12, 2005

Brian

from Miami

Mephisto Match - Great shoe. Overall, very comfortable and worth the higher premium they charge. My only concern was that the size 8 is more like a European size 8 (=7.5 US). The shoe is somewhat snug but I am hopeful it will stretch with time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 12, 2005

Michael S

from Taftsville, VT

Best shoe I've ever owned - I bought my first pair of these shoes in 1987. I unpacked them, put them on, and went to Italy for 10 days. The shoes never left my feet (well, I didn't wear them in bed!) and I walked all over Florence and Milan. Great support, great fit, very comfortable walking shoes. I still have that pair--Mephisto has a great resoling service and these shoes have been resoled maybe 10 times. What can I say? I'm ready for another pair...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 9, 2005

Anonymous

from San Antonio, Texas

Fantastic Footwear - I had a pair of Mephisto boots about 7 years ago and really enjoyed them. Since then I have tried many different shoes, mostly Merrill's. I like to walk and work outside a lot, however my feet always hurt at the end of the day. Recently I decided to try Mephisto again and purchased the Match. I will never wear anything else again. Yes they are expensive shoes but well worth the investment. They fit like old favorites the first time out of the box. I climb ladders to put lighting in trees, climb in and out of heavy equipment in them and take my wife out to lunch wearing the same pair of shoes, and my feet don't hurt at the end of the day! I now have seven pairs, that says it all.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto shoes are awsome, It just depends on your style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 28, 2005

Sabdan

from Finger Lakes, NY

Match - A great shoe. Very, very comfortable. Some people might think its heavy, but your feet feel very supported.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto Hurrikan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 17, 2005

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, California

Very comfortable - This is a very comfortable shoe. It felt good right out the box, no need for breaking-in. My only criticism is that the ventilation in the shoe could be better. According to the shoe description, there's supposed to be some sort of air ventilation system as part of the design, but it does not feel that way to me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 7, 2005

Mary

from Holland, MI

Best shoe made! I absolutely love the Mephisto Match! My job requires approximately 10 miles a day of walking on a cement service. There isn't any other shoe that I would buy for this type of work. Other brands usually only last 3-6 months. The Mephisto Match has lasted as long as 18-24 months for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 2, 2005

Anonymous

from Niceville, FL

Mephisto's Match black - They've become my favorite casual walking around shoes. If you like comfortable shoes; you will love these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 24, 2005

Anonymous

from Los angeles

The best walking shoe so far - I have 6 pair of mephisto shoes. They all are comforable but this particular pair is the best for long walks. Great fit, extremely light and not only absorbs shock but facilitates in lifting the foot while walking. Note: another great pair is the mephisto cobra sandals.

Brands I'd also recommend: Highly Recommended: Mephisto Cobra scandal

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2005

J. M

from Southern Pines, NC

Match...Great shoe! This is the best shoe I've worn to date. I ordered a size 10, my normal size, had to return due to being a little loose. Replacements, 9.5, were at my house the next day! Fantastic service and Zappo's paid for the shipping. I also price challeged, due to finding the shoe lower cost at another web site. Zappos did 110% price protection with no hassle. Will buy from Zappos as well as Mephisto's again. Did I already say great service? Well then, great company also. Thanks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco cross

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 30, 2004

Anonymous

from Julian, CA

No break-in necessary. I ordered a second pair so I could wear them every day. The most comfortable shoe I have ever owned including other Mephisto models.

Brands I'd also recommend: Buy two pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 23, 2004

Anonymous

 

Mephisto match - Great pair of shoes!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 15, 2004

Steve S

from Cincinnati

My favorite shoe ever! I had heard of Mephistos before but had never tried on a pair. They are simply amazing. I have worn them literally every day since they arrived via UPS a couple of weeks ago. They fit like a glove right out of the box. Since wearing them I've had a number of people stop me and ask what I thought of the brand and model -- they had been thinking about getting a pair. I not only gave them a thumbs up, but told them about Zappos. I think I will be buying Mephistos in the future when the time calls for shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 5, 2004

Mark L

from Chicago

Perhaps the perfect shoe - I've many shoes: support shoes that I change when they feel too heavy , to light shoes that I change when lack of support's an issue. Why not always wear the Mephistos?: sometimes I need a steel toe. Otherwise, there may be no reason(but price)to wear anything else. My feet sit so well in Mephistos that I've fixed my technique with other shoes by imagining the Mephistos are on! NOTE: I wear 13 for most brands, but get the same fit from size 12 Mephistos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Georgia Giant, Nike, Doc Martyn

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 29, 2004

Anonymous

from Louisiana

Great Shoes - This is my second pair of Mephisto shoes. My first pair were worn every day for five years and were resoled twice. I hope to get the same service from these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2004

Arnold R

from Bellevue, Wahsington

Foot Health With Mephisto Shoes - About six years ago I developed Plantar Fasciitis. My Doctor told me about simple excercises which did help a bit. It was not until a friend recommended that I visit Walking World. There I bought a pair of on older model of the Mephisto Match shoes. The pains of Plantar Fasciitis was cured in a period of days. I bought additional versions of Mephisto Shoes and had my Match set resoled about three times. Recently my foot problem came back. I thought it was it was time to get a new pair of Mephisto MATCH. Walking World no longer carries a large stock of Mephisto. It would take a couple of month to get a new pair. I went on the net and found Zappo which carried what I wanted. The shoes came in a short period of time and after a couple of weeks my foot problem is OK again. P.s. my Doctor bought Mephisto shoes himself after I told him about my experience. His wife and most of his relatives all bought Mephisto shoes. Recently he told me that he recommends Mephisto to his patients who complain about foot problems!

Brands I'd also recommend: Only Mephisto shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2004

Dan

from Niagara, Ontario, Canada

20 year old college student owns a pair. I'm a busy college student that was given this pair of shoes from my father. He found that his feet were too warm in them and gave them to me. I love these shoes, wair them almost everyday, unless it doesnt match my outfit, or its raining.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 6, 2004

Gary S

from Florida

First pair of Mephisto's - Several months ago on a lark, who would ever pay $300+ for a pair of walkig shoes, I aquired a pair. What a great move! So good looking! So comfortable!. I asked my wife for another pair for my birthday! (insisted) gary Scott

Brands I'd also recommend: same

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 25, 2004

Barry R

from Portageville, MO

Mephisto First Timer - I have friends that have worn the Mephisto shoe for years and always said, they were great. I am now wearing my first Mephisto and I agree that they were right"""

Brands I'd also recommend: Don't know

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 4, 2004

Anonymous

from PA

Mephisto Match - While I was previously hesitant to spend in the $300 range for a walking shoe, I discovered the purchase is well worth the comfort it brings. I have flat feet with many problems. This shoe is roomy which accommodates my orthotic. While it is difficult to pinpoint why the shoe is so comfortable, it seems to be the cushining system built into the sole, as well as the fit and quality of the materials.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco shoes are a distant second choice.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 3, 2004

Anonymous

from Carmel, CA

A Great Match - One of the most comfortable shoes in the line. A great travel shoe that can be dressed up or works for casual.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any of the Match line

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 31, 2004

Anonymous

from Northerm Virginia

Where Has the Grey-Green Match Gone? I have owned three pair of Mephisto Match shoes (size 10.5, greyish green in color). I was told this morning (at Nordstrom's in Tyson's Corner, VA) that this shoe is no longer made and that they had the "same thing" in brown and black. I found these completely unacceptable. I don't particularly like brown or black, and I certainly don't like the fake leather patterns in these shoes. Does anyone still handle Match in the grey-green leather (10.5) style? Sincerely, C.W. Hart, Jr.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 25, 2004

H S

from New Orleans

Solves Your Foot Pain - I have very high arches...the end result is that my body weight comes down on three points...The Mephisto Match helps me solve that problem beautifully...I still wear inserts in my shoes, but with Match, the build up of sole callouses and cramping is gone! I own two pair and plan to keep them as a staple for the rest of my life. They wear extremely well and are easy to keep looking nice.

Brands I'd also recommend: Other Mephisto products

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 22, 2004

Anonymous

from Calexico, Caliofrnia

MEPHISTO MATCH REVIEW - I already own a pair of the same shoe, so I knew what to expect when I ordered the new pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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