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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1685 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

82%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

6%Rated 3 stars

2%Rated 2 stars

2%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

83% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 1639 Helen Mephisto Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 11, 2004

Patricia S

from Jalisco, Mexico

Foot Fondlers - I now own six pairs of Mephistos and three of those are Helen. I am now almost totally addicted to wearing these sandals. I do need to buy one whole size larger than normal.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 17, 2003

Millie R

from N/A

Wonderful - These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. I´m on my fifth pair of these and plan on ordering fiver more pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 20, 2002

Susan

from Roscoe, Illinois

The best sandals ever! These are the best sandals I have ever owned. The year I bought them I wore them every day from mid-May through Mid-November. Usually I take my shoes off the minute I get home, but I would find myself wearing my Mephistos 'til I went to bed. They are stylish and comfortable. What more could you want?

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko clogs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 9, 2014

Ana c

 

Not the same as it used to be! They have changed the insole of the sandal and it is narrow. The big toe does not rest comfortably like it used to. Such a shame, this shoe was so comfortable!

Brands I'd also recommend: at a loss because Mephisto was my comfortable brand

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 15, 2017

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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Anonymous

 

I was looking for sandals as comfortable as my Birkenstocks, but more feminine. These fit the bill perfectly! Following the advice, I ordered up a size from my Birkenstocks, but ended up needing the same size as Birkenstocks. I wore them straight out of the box for a city day trip with lots of walking (dangerous I know!), but they were extremely comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 25, 2017

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Alicia T

from Phoenix

This is my second pair of the Helen sandals. I love them! They are my everyday comfy sandals & the Silver Nairobi is my favorite. They are padded & super comfortable & they last & last!! Great quality. It's hard to find a good supportive sandal like this that is also good looking!! And this one is!! I get complements all the time wearing these. They've got a luminous look to them & are pretty! I normally wear an 8 in sandals but these I wear a 9 to fit properly with a little toe room. This time the inner leather around the toe area was a little rough, so they'll either wear in or I'll put some kind of tape/bandaid to soften it a little,. But they are worth it. Best shoes ever!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 11, 2017

Joan H

from Newfoundland, Canada

Great site to deal with!! Fast delivery I have four pairs of Mephisto sandals. This is the second pair of the Helen Black patent ones. I wore out the first ones!! Actually still use them for slippers but wanted new ones to wear on holidays. The most comfortable sandals I've ever owned!! I wear a size 8 in a shoe, 9 in a sneaker and wear a size 39 in the 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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1 person found this review helpful  

September 25, 2016

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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Aly

from California

These are the best! My third pair. I had previously had chronic plantar faciitis, and wore hard orthotics every waking moment in order to get rid of it. These or Birkenstocks are the only sandals that prevent re-occurrence, and these look much nicer. I bought the black waxy leather for a more dressy look. I love them! I am normally a size 10, euro 41, and the size 11, euro 41 are perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 27, 2016

Marianne D

from Tulsa

I buy a new pair of these every two years, in black and brown. They are my house shoes, run around town shoes, and when they are almost worn out, they become my gardening shoes. Very supportive arch for me. I get compliments on the black ones occasionally - women (young and old) ask what brand are they, where to buy, etc. I'm a true 9 1/2 and I buy size 40.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 1, 2015

Karen P

from New Jersey

Super comfortable and stylish. My teenage daughter cannot wear the rubber flip flops for a variety of reasons. She loves these as they offer excellent support. The grey etna color is!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 14, 2015

Diana C

from Switz City, IN

I first purchased the gray etna Helen and was so impressed with the comfort and the looks of this sandal. I used to wear Birkenstocks and they were comfy, but hated the "fart" sound they made when wearing them. I stopped wearing them many years ago because of this. But these Mephisto have little airholes in the heel area and they don't make the "fart" sound like the Birkenstocks. I'm in love! So, I ordered the black waxy Helens next. Comfort as soon as I put these on too. I'm considering ordering another color! By the way, I have had heel spurs in the past, had my right knee totally replaced, and no longer wear uncomfortable shoes. Comfort is the main thing I look for in a shoe. Looks come 2nd. But these Mephisto Helens fit the bill in both instances for me. Comfort, good looks, good arch support, and comfort in the heel area with no weird noises! Love them! Pricey, but when your feet feel good, what is price?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 8, 2015

ANITA B

from TENNESSEE

I have suffered from planters fasciitis for several years. I highly recommend these shoes. I have all types of shoes such as Dansko, Naot, etc, but these are my very favorites. They are worth every penny. I know as I own four pairs. I love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: DANSKO, NAOT

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 6, 2014

Geraldine W

from La Jolla, California

Love, love, love this model Mephisto. I live in San Diego, so have few weather issues and therefore literally live in these shoes. So much so that I get annoyed when I have to "dress up" for any event and need to change shoes. A warning though: all of the soft leather Mephisto Helen models(at least every pair I have ever owned)stretch out after only wearing them for a couple/three months, however the patent leather model lasts very well. I usually buy one ever year, but again, I really and truly live in these shoes. I highly recommend them for their comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 17, 2013

Anonymous

from PHX, AZ

These are my new go-to everyday sandals. I know this style has been around forever, but I had never ordered them because i thought they were were too hippy-chick for me. Got nude patent leather which I think sleeks them up and cuts down on the "earthy/granola" factor. The comfort and support really can't be beat. Love em. I wear a 5.5 and needed 35 in these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Albuquerque

I have had two other pairs in this model, and the blue star is by far the prettiest, and easiest to break in. They are really beautiful sandals and I wore them from the minute they came out of the box. I wish more shoes were this pretty and comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Allen, TX

Love these sandals! My second pair of Mephisto Helens. Were recommended by my podiatrist & are the only sandals I can wear comfortably...worth every penny. And Zappos' service is second to none.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Naot, Merrell, Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Tennessee

I had to return these. I ordered a size larger as suggested. They were too big. I should have gone with my normal size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 5, 2012

Anonymous

from San Antonio, Texas

These are my new favorite shoes. I plan on buying another pair in this style and trying other Mephisto styles. They are well worth the money!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 2, 2012

CHERYL S

from Queens NY

I must say Mephisto's are the most comfortable shoes I have ever purchased. Their so soft cushiony. Feels better than my slippers. The pair in the picture above I purchased as a birthday present for my sister. I have 3-pairs already. You will be hooked.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Duluth, Minnesota

I must have at least six pair of these shoes...black, brown, and green patent for dressing up and red and brown and now matte black for casual wear. These are just so comfortable, and I can also get them resoled locally when I need to.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Connecticut

These are one of my favorite sandals. I have problems with my feet and had no issues with this sandal. The patent leather is a great style.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

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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1 person found this review helpful  

June 12, 2012

Anonymous

 

Mephisto Helen is my favorite sandal. I've worn them for years, especially while traveling, and they last and last. I have three pairs at the moment. The only down side is that the suede insoles do tend to smell after a while, and they stiffen up a bit, making them not as grippy and easy to walk in. But I have very tough feet to please (just ask the wonderful and patient Zappos.com), and these have been awesome. Thank you for offering lots of Mephisto styles and colors, Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 12, 2012

Shannon

from Bowling Green, KY

Memphisto Helen has been my favorite pair of shoes for 7 years. The Dark Brown is such an excellent color to match anything. I was so impressed with the comfort that the price made sense. However, after getting 7 years of wear out of them I consider them a steal. The only reason I need to replace them now is that the cork is chipping on the side. The leather strap on the top did have to break in some at the beginning. Can't wait to have another pair. I am sticking with the Dark Brown Waxy Leather again too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Merrell, Clark

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 9, 2012

Cris W

 

WOW. I wholeheartedly recommend these sandals. THE most comfortable shoe I have ever worn!! They are cuter than the photo would lead you to believe but looks matter not at all once you put these dream shoes on. I just received them and am back on the Zappos site looking for other shoes from this designer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

This is my third Helen, all three in the same color, tan grain leather. I've found each to last a few years, with hard (favorite shoe) use. What can I say? I love this sandal! I tried to switch this year to Finn only to find my foot rejecting it (It's not a Helen!) The footbed of the Helen sandal either works for you or it doesn't, and my feet seem to feel totally at home in it. Like a Birkenstock, it molds to your foot, but isn't hard to break in (one day and you're there). My first pair I found it hard to get to used to the leather between my toes, but within a day or two I was in love. I wear a 38 in this shoe, and I'm a perfect 8 with somewhat narrow feet. Probably, it wouldn't be as good if you have a wider foot. But if it fits, you'll have trouble taking this shoe off to put on any other pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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