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Mephisto Reviews

Filipina
Filipina Posted:
Reviewer: from Chevy Chase MD
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I'm disappointed in these boots. I generally love the Mephisto boots with this foot bed, but, the smooth "black silk" leather just didn't appeal to me in person. I've also come to dislike the smooth, slippery insole -- when I wear these with stockings or tights, my feet slide around inside the boots. I could replace the insole, but at this price, I want a boot that is perfect from the start. Finally, the zipper on the outside of the foot drove me crazy -- it is very awkward to reach, especially in public (I change my shoes at the office).

Yin
Yin Posted:
Reviewer: from Portland
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are the greatest! The sole is slick looking, and being in Oregon with the rain, I will use them as house slippers and wait for the dry weather to come before venturing out in them. I may order another pair for outdoors..

Floreta
Floreta Posted:
Reviewer: from Chevy Chase MD
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I was disappointed in these boots. While I own and love several of the Mephisto boots with the same footbed (all of whose names start with F), these, the Floreta, rubbed where the elastic goring was sewn onto the leather -- right over the ankle bone. Even in the minute or two I wore these in my home, I knew they'd create blisters. Also, as true with the other Mephisto boots, I have come to dislike the smooth, slippery insole. Wearing tights, my feet slide around inside the boots like crazy! I could replace the insole, but at this price, I want a boot that is perfect from the start. I returned these.

Yin
Yin Posted:
Reviewer: from Oregon
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

these are comfortable, the size seems true. However, the sole is so stiff and slick, that I would fear for my life wearing them. Going back.

Luce
Luce Posted:
Reviewer: from Sarasota FL
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

runs small

Hawai
Hawai Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my 3rd pair. I tried the Leeza thinking the thicker sole might be better for walking but found the ankle rubbed me wrong and the seam hit my bunion so I went back to the Hawai. They are not quite as cushioned in the sole as Mephisto walking shoes but I can add additional arch support and stylistically, they are so much better. I work my white ones all summer with dresses, and wanted a pair to wear with skinny jeans and ankle jeans for the fall.

Albina
Albina Posted:
Reviewer: from Lamesa TX
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Good Looking shoe but runs very narrow in the toebox and has no arch support. That surprised me with it being Mephisto. I ordered a half size larger than my normal size and it still had no room in the toe box.

Filipina
Filipina Posted:
Reviewer: from Berkeley, CA
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I am not impressed with the shape of this boot - it looks better in the photo, and has a kind of generic black boot look on the foot.Nothing special about it, and doesn't feel like it gives much support.

Seddy
Seddy Posted:
Reviewer: from Berkeley, CA
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Not the color I see in the photo. These boots are a dull brown - not reddish brown.

Dora
Dora Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Heel pocket was too loose and wide. Straps were too long

Lenza
Lenza Posted:
Reviewer: from Kansas
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I have the Hawai in 2 colors and wanted black so tried this style. I liked that it has a thicker sole which I thought would be better for longer walks. Unfortunately the patent leather hits right on my bunion on my right foot and the collar rubs on my left ankle. I will go back to the Hawai as soon as they get my size back in stock

Helen Twist
Helen Twist Posted:
Reviewer: from Central Coast, California
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

When I first put these on and walked around, I thought I would need to send them back. The toe loop felt stiff and I thought it would rub in that area with extended wear. My fears were un-grounded as it took just a few days wearing them in the house to make them adjust. I have bouts with plantar fasciitis and these are so comfortable I'm wearing them around the house because my all wood floors usually cause my foot to hurt if I'm barefoot. It doesn't hurt after wearing these and the toe loop adds stability. I love my old Mephisto slides but prefer the toe loop style for the stability. I don't mind being a little patient to have a nice-looking sandal that supports my foot so well. The size was spot on, I'm a size 7 and the 37 fit perfectly. The color looks more nude on my computer screen but I would agree it is beige as stated. The Twist added a cute variation to the Helen. Very happy with this purchase.

Yliane
Yliane Posted:
Reviewer: from WA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great with or w/out socks. Walked hours everyday and never uncomfortable.

Helen
Helen Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are my absolute favorite sandals. I bought my first Mephisto sandals before a 3-week trip to Europe in 2007 and have been a devotee ever since. The only reason I replaced them was they were a very pale suede and despite diligent efforts with a suede brush and eraser, they eventually just looked too dirty to wear even though they were still perfectly comfortable. I replaced them with the Desert Buffalo Leather Helens in 2011 for another trip overseas. I'm a travel photographer so I was on my feet from day to night for nine days. I got them right before I left and they needed no break in time. Since then I have also purchased Born, Teva, Taos, and Merrell sandals - all great brands but I found myself going back to the Mephistos again and again. I have flat feet, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune issues which sometimes cause my small narrow feet to swell, a repaired Achilles tendon, and a bad back ... not an easy job finding shoes I can walk in all day long. Although I have worn the brown leather Helens for seven summers now, they are still incredibly comfortable, give my feet great support - I walked six miles in them in Manhattan one day recently, carrying a backpack with my camera equipment - and they still look and feel like new. The leather is soft and supple and the footbed is so comfortable. They have held up better than any of my newer sandals. The weather will be too cool for sandals here in New York soon, but I am sitting here considering the Grey Etna Helen's to replace a pair of Taos that are ready for the donation bin after only a couple of summers. I have somewhat narrow feet and am closer to a size 5.5 than a 6 in sandals, but despite the generously wide footbed, the straps let me adjust them so the size 6's fit perfectly, and on those occasional days when my foot is suddenly much wider than normal due to swelling, it's easy to loosen them up a notch.

Lissandra
Lissandra Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Worth every penny! Extremely comfortable right out the box. Adjustable straps mean a perfect fit. Wore for over 12 hours on the first day and no blisters.

Solange Perf
Solange Perf Posted:
Reviewer: from TX
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

For a very expensive shoe, you get NO arch support & where was the "Soft Air Technology"? There wasn't any that my foot found! Size & width accurate. The non leather top of shoe was surprisingly soft & had a lot of give but theses shoes will be going back.

Helen
Helen Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoe but there's no fudge-factor with the contoured cork insoles - they fit or they don't. These were a half-size too big for me. I don't have a prayer though as I would need a 35.5 and finding those is as likely as a pig on a bicycle. So....although they are flattering, comfy, and gorgeously made, they have to go back.

Faye
Faye Posted:
Reviewer: from Upstate New York
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Really comfortable shoes! I have never purchased such an expensive pair of shoes before, but was desperate to get shoes that helped my plantar fasciitis. These did! I will be buying the pair in black, too.

Seddy
Seddy Posted:
Reviewer: from takoma park, MD
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I ended up keeping these over two pairs of ankle boots I tried from La Canadienne, which has been my favorite brand for boots over the last 10 years (and cost even more than these babies). I like the unusually soft leather of these and the fact that you can fold over the top or not. I will have to add an insole, however, because I find that my feet slide around a bit (I usually wear a 38: am sometimes 7 1/2, sometimes 8) and also the soles, while flexible, could be a bit thicker.

Yael
Yael Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I loved the look of this shoe, but it did not provide the support in the arch that I needed. It also rubbed the side of my left heel. I am sure that this would not be a problem for everyone and recommend that you do try it, as it is a beautiful looking shoe!

Francesca
Francesca Posted:
Reviewer: from San Diego, CA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Because a number of reviewers mentioned that these sandals ran small and they needed to order a size larger, I was worried. However, as I had bought at least a dozen pairs of Mephisto shoes in the past ten years and all of them had been size 9, I decided to order a 9 again. Thank goodness I did! They fit perfectly with room to spare. I would have been "floating" in a 10. As all Mephistos I've purchased, they are well-made, sturdy, and comfortable right-out-of the-box. They have good support and cushioning. In addition, they are pretty.

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