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Mephisto Heidi Reviews

84 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"

92% "Excellent arch support"

81 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/4/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I am on my sixth pair of Mephisto Heidi sandals. I have "problem" feet. These sandals are by far the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. Being a Californian, I can wear them year round. I believe all but one pair was purchased from Zappos. I'll be wearing Heidis as long as they are made.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/27/09
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

I took the advice and ordered a size larger and was glad that I did. Overall I am disappointed with them though. I have plantar fasciitis and Mephisto is recommended for this. I found them too stiff, not enough cushion in them and when I wore them for a day the leather caused blisters on the top of my feet. I would not spend the money for them again. There are Merrell shoes for less that are more comfortable.

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 11, 2011

Anonymous

 

Mephisto sandals are the best. Once they're broken in, you'll want to wear nothing else. The Heidi is a nice basic sandal. I'm looking forward to wearing it for many years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 26, 2011

Suellen W

from 001

Great sandal! Mephisto is a wonderful brand and their sandals in this style are so comfortable. I had some trouble with plantar fasciitis, and wearing these sandals helps so much! The arch support is excellent. When I come home after a day of wearing "street shoes" and put on these sandals, I feel like I'm getting a foot massage. It's wonderful. Love the sandals. Plus Zappos shipped them to me super fast and their return policy is win-win! I just with they came in black they aren't made in black. Better than Birkenstock because the slightly elevated heel is better for plantar fasciitis and other foot problems.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2010

Pat I

from Thousand Oaks, CA

These shoes are wonderful. I have fussy feet and can wear them all day long.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 11, 2010

Tracy M

from Maryland

My feet over pronate, so arch support is very important. These shoes are awesome! They are just as good as my motion control running shoes, if not better. After just a few hours my feet felt infinitely better. I love these shoes and wear them all the time. To work, to play, when I'm going to be on my feet for long periods of time or NOT! You can't go wrong with these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 6, 2010

Kathleen M

from Riverside, RI

The Mephisto Heidi has the most comfortable footbed of any shoe I\'ve ever worn. I\'ve been a Mephisto fan for years, but this shoe rises to new heights. I\'ve developed arthritis in the bones leading to my big toes, resulting in pain when I walk in most shoes. But not this sandal! As is the case with many Mephisto sandals, the uppers are hard leather that take some time to break in. Nevertheless, these sandals became my favorite pair of shoes from the time I first put them on. I do wish the toe strap were a bit longer; even on the loosest setting, it\'s too tight to wear socks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Paul Green, Stuart Weitzman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 4, 2010

Anonymous

from San Francisco

This is my 3rd pair of Heidi's. I wear them nearly everyday because of the fit and comfort. I recently had a total knee replacement and they were the first new pair of sandals I bought because I knew they would be the best support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 22, 2010

Geri B

from Jacksonville, Florida

I love these sandals! with the adjustment of the straps they were comfortable from the minute I put them on. I don't want to take them off!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 16, 2010

Christina

from Tulsa, OK

What can I say but hooked. This was my 2nd order from Zappos and I wasn't sure what would happen after I received my shoes, to find them too small. I immediately called the 1-800 line and spoke with the most friendly, cheerful, and supportive representative. She assisted me with my exchange, she answered all of my questions and alleviated my concerns on fees. This call was made at 4:30pm. At 5 o'clock the next day my shoes were on my porch and I live rural! I was amazed. I have already told several friends about this experience.Then last week on Sunday Morning I saw the cover story on the company. No wonder the employees are so happy and I do not agree with the opinion that having happy, content employees might not be a good thing, makes no sense. I say, keep up the great work.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 6, 2010

Kay O

from Arroyo Grande CA

These are so great for my aching feet! Much more comfortable all around than Birkenstock. I had a pair in nubuck years ago, but I much prefer the grain leather. I was unsure about which size, 39 or 40, due to other reviews; but went with my usual size 39. They fit well, though with no extra room to spare. I would not have needed the larger size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Josef Siebel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 21, 2010

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

This is the second pair of Heidis I've bought from Zappos. Mephistos in general are the most comfortable shoes, and Heidis are no exception. I wore the first pair so much that when it came time to replace them, I just bought another pair. The foot bed fits snugly and there is nice arch support. The style is pretty plain, but the shoe is so comfortable that I don't mind. I would recommend Mephistos to anyone, and bought a pair for my mother also. The only other shoe I've ever bought that fits so comfortably right out of the box is Ferragamo. I wear a size 9 American shoes, and size 40 European. The Mephisto 40 fits my foot perfectly and is amazingly comfortable.And of course, the Zappos shopping experience is always wonderful.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 5, 2010

Kc

from New York, NY

I buy a new pair of these every year and wear them to death. They\'re kind of ugly cute and incredibly comfortable. Nice feature - you can get additional holes punched in both straps if they get too loose, which mine do, because I do a lot of walking in them. I wish they came in more colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 3, 2010

Martha F

from West Hartford, Connecticut

After a one-day break-in (with socks)during which the cork food bed adjusts and the straps soften just a bit, these sandals will take you many miles in easy comfort and support. All shoes should be this great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 5, 2009

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

I was very nervous about purchasing these even though I love Mephisto's "Helen" style and have been wearing them for years. In fact I'd rather walk all over New York City in them than any sneaker or walking shoe I own. These were a bit out of my cost comfort zone, but I knew there would be less or no break in time (there is some with the Helen). My unease ended the moment I put them on. No break in time needed and I immediately could walk all day in them. The fit and feel are perfect and funny enough, even though I don't think they are as good looking as the Helen, I got complimented on them right away! They are total keepers, I can live in them. Just wish I could find them in black. By the way, thanks to the person who helped me on the phone. She was great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto Helen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 26, 2009

Sue S

from Apollo Beach, Fl

Runs small - The Heidi is great! I followed the advice on Zappos and ordered one size bigger so the fit was perfect. Comfortable from the get go.

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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March 1, 2009

Anonymous

from San Jose, California

5 stars - I love these shoes, this is the 3rd pair I have had, they are great for walking, and divine comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 9, 2008

Dorothy

from Minneapolis Mn

Love love love these - Anyone with foot problems should try these, they are the best. The support is unbelievable. Wish I could wear them all winter, the best shoe I have ever bought.

Brands I'd also recommend: Finn comfort and earth shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 13, 2008

Nancy

from Bend, Oregon

This is my third pair of Mephisto Heidi shoes. I wasn't familiar with the brand when I bought them, but I doubt there will ever be another shoe, for me, that is as comfortable or well constructed. They last forever and look good even as they age. Isn't that what we all wish for ourselves too? I do a lot of walking and unless I'm hiking, I usually wear my Mephistos. Now that I'm living in the Pacific Northwest and have all seasons, I still wear them, with socks, until the snow falls. Five stars from me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen Footwear

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 24, 2008

Joanne M

from Toledo, Ohio

I found this shoe before I had surgery for a deteriorating ankle. While I used a lower-ankle brace for some time, I could use this sandal for brief times, as I found it was the same footbed as my orthotic. I wore a pair out and was not told when I purchased them that the cork needed to be sealed. I decided to replace them through you and have them sealed. They are the only sandal I can wear for brief times in the summer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 26, 2007

A. L

from Durango, CO

Heidi - I have worn these shoes for ten years due to a severe arch issue. They have been the only shoe that I have been able to wear that gives the needed support following surgery that was required due to injury. I would be in a fit of panic if I could not find these shoes. Zappos was located only recently by me and I am completely satisfied with their service and price. Just a great shoe in summer, bare footed or with socks during winter months.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 28, 2007

Anonymous

from Cape Cod MA, Casa Grande AZ

The Heidi is comfortable and looks good. The brand speaks for itself. I have one pair at each house for winter in AZ and summer on the Cape.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 17, 2007

Anonymous

from Indiana

The most comfortable sandal ever - This is my third pair of Heidis - there is no finer or better fitting sandals. I've worn them as a tourist and walked miles and miles. I wear them in the house when doing chores on my feet. They have a very high arch support. There is no break-in time. They are comfortable the minute they are put on, unlike another brand name.

Brands I'd also recommend: Other shoes with corkbeds: Mephisto, Think, Helle

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 2, 2007

Anonymous

from Myrtle Beach, SC

Another Happy Customer!! I had foot surgery 4 months ago and because of swelling cannot wear most of my shoes. The Heidi is perfect - comfortable, great support, and the fact that I can adjust the straps when my foot swells is great! I wear 8 to 81/2 and the 38 is a perfect fit. Glad I did not order a size larger as advised. Zappos has the greatest brands and even greater service. Thanks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto is my favorite brand for comfort & support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 30, 2007

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

Mephisto Pleasure - I'm truly enjoying my Mephisto Heidi for the summer. They are very comfortable and I wear them everywhere. They're just what the dr. ordered. Thanks for your great service. I was able to wear them quite soon after I ordered them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 23, 2006

Laurie

from Mesa, Arizona

Fantastic shoe with a bit of a heel - I bought a pair of these a while ago for a trip to Walt Disney World in August (what were we thinking?) Figured I wouldn't be able to handle walking around in the heat in my closed toe Mephistos. These shoes are terrific. I have plantar fasciitis, a wide toe box, and tend to pronate (twist my ankle out-wards). I like the leather ones because placing the perfect hole is easy. I found that I had to continually punch a new hole, and artfully trim the straps as the leather stretched, and stretched, and stretched. Maybe because I wore them in the humidity of FL, and then Seattle? I'm ready to replace the sole and maybe the cork bed and it would be worth it because I love these shoes so much.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, some Berks, New Balance sneakers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 22, 2005

Martha T

from Columbus, Georgia

Review of "Heidi" by Mephisto - Everything about this shoe is PERFECT!! It fits true to size, has arch support in the right place, is comfortable and as a result I don't suffer from plantar faciitis and arthritis pains. I wore this shoe only when I toured Ireland and England for 11 days, walking everywhere on gray rocks!

Brands I'd also recommend: Romika, Dansko, Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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