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Mephisto Helen Reviews

1683 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 1613 Helen Mephisto Reviews

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April 28, 2017

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Sharon

from San Francisco Bay Area

The sandal is so ugly but so comfortable. I took me a while to get use to the look. The strap is adjustable - usually flip flops are too wide and this adjustment is a big plus for me. Last fall we were in France and I saw so many women wearing this exact same sandal - it made me feel better about it's clumsy look. Overall it is a great shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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April 28, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Since I have very small feet (sz 5), they make my feet look like little bricks -- just as wide as long. But, they may look nicer on longer, slender feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 27, 2017

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Jan s

from Lincoln, california

I've been a long time wearer of Mephisto Helens and this is another wonderful pair. They have great arch support and are all around good walking shoe for summer

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Merill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 26, 2017

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Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

I tried the Mephisto brand because I always saw the shoes beautifully displayed at a retail store I used to frequent. I do not have any orthopedic issues. I just love comfortable shoes, especially when I have a lot of errands to run that require a lot of walking. I would describe Mephisto as a high end Birkenstock (due to the price point and style). Mephisto sandals are so comfortable. They feel great and they look nice, too, particularly on people who are casual dressers but still wear nice clothing. They are a mature, sophisticated shoe on even a young woman. Unlike a previous reviewer, I never noticed any problems with the smell of my shoes. Quite the opposite. Fit wise, it is my experience that they pretty much run true-to-size. At best, you may need a half-size larger. (Thankfully, Zappos has no-hastle returns!) If I had to choose Mephisto vs. Birkenstock, I would definitely choose Mephisto, but Birkenstock is also a good option, just not my preference in this instance.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 24, 2017

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Gail

from Seattle

Great shoe! My 5th pair, so something must be working! I have Plantar Fasciitis and flatter than flat arches, so most sandals are out. These are perfect! I even wear them in the house all winter instead of slippers, which lack support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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April 18, 2017

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Marian S

from Boston area

Most often a "40" is translated into a size 9, so that's what I ordered. But it was a whole size too long, so I have exchanged it. I gave the shoe 4 stars rather than 5 because of my personal preference for a slight heel - when I wear a flat shoe for a long time one ankle, once broken and never properly set, begins to ache. But if you can wear flats, these will be fine. I also liked the soft toe thong.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 15, 2017

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Anonymous

from Arizona

this sandal felt a little smaller than my other 6 pairs of size 38.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 11, 2017

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Anonymous

from Michigan

Shoes are great! They're super comfortable. They are better than the Birkenstocks I have! I want one in every color! The adjustment buckle makes it so you can customize the fit just right.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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April 11, 2017

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Anonymous

from California

I've worn Mephisto Helens for years and after two summers away from them I ordered these. for the first time I found out that Mephisto recommends ordering a size larger than usual so i ordered an 8 (38) when I usually get a 7 (37). I was very pleased to find that the 8 accommodated the width of my foot without the trouble I had with 7's. However I feel that Mephisto must have made some change in the sandal. What I've loved about them is the very big arch support, which you could feel immediately when putting them on. This time I felt the arch support wasn't as obvious though i'm hoping that the sandal with help prevent plantar faccitis this summer. I also felt that the sandal was harder to break in. There is always a certain break in period with these sandals but it seems the leather is stiffer. I will know more as I wear them more and I'm hoping they will serve me well. I love the Camel Nairobi style and even my husband noticed and commented on liking them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 11, 2017

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Duxinco

from Colorado

I purchased these in the Fuchsia Patent. The color is more fluorescent pink than fuchsia, and the patent pretty stiff. In particular, the pieces of patent leather which goes in between the big and second toes has a hard edge and cut into my toes, so no can do. If I stood completely still and put the cutting out of my mind, the soles of my feet were in heaven -- very comfortable and loved the molded shape. I'll try in a softer material (not patent) with my fingers crossed!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

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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April 9, 2017

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Anonymous

 

I have have had these shoes in the Silver Nairobi color for over two years. Although they look beautiful on the foot and provide good arch support, the toe piece continues to rub and scratch the inside of my toe, even after two years of breaking in. I think this is because the Silver Nairobi color (and the other similar patterned colors like Dark Brown Nairobi) have some metallic threads that run through the leather to create the pattern but make it very rough on the edges. I tried wearing these on a recent trip but had to change my shoes because we were doing too much walking for these and they were cutting into my toes. It is a shame because the neutral colors woven into this pattern go with everything. Perhaps the suede or smooth leather options would be more comfortable, but at this price it's not worth taking the chance.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 9, 2017

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Katie I

from Mobile, AL

This is my third pair of the Helen. My first pair I bought 15 years ago and after a decade of very heavy use decided to get another pair. They honestly were still in pretty good shape considering how old they were and how much use the had gotten. I recently purchased another color(the gold) and love them as well. These are the most comfortable shoe I have ever owned. I wore these is the winter when I was pregnant because they were so comfortable. I will probably get another color in the next few months as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 6, 2017

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Lauren

from Texss

Love Mephisto for the arch support. I have extremely high arches and these fit better than most any other brand. They are also "secure" in that I don't overpronate. they also wear well. I miss my favorite mephisto withthe sparkles on the side...still can't figure out why, will all 5 star reviews they would discontinue. Helen us the next best thing

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 1, 2017

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Anonymous

from CT

I love these sandals, but I have to return them, I feel that Mephisto runs on the narrow side. They are beautiful, just not wide enough.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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March 28, 2017

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Anonymous

 

These are awesome sandals! Comfort and style all in one. A nice change from the typical Birkenstock style of sandals. I've ordered them three times in different colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 26, 2017

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Anonymous

 

I purchased the Nude Venise color and am quite happy. These sandals are really comfortable and the color looks just like it does in the picture. The metallic rose gold-type color makes it extra stylish and feminine. I do find that, at least the first few times I wore them, the strap that goes across the top of my foot makes me a little sore (no blisters or irritated skin, though). My guess is that the leather will get softer with time and that issue will go away. If it isn't solved with a little break-in, I'll update my review. I had worried about the piece between my toes rubbing when I walk, since that happens to me with flip flops sometimes. However, it hasn't been a problem at all.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 21, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Absolutely love these shoes! Very comfortable with great arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 7, 2017

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Meredith

from CA

I LOVE these shoes! This is my third pair. The first pair is now my slippers; the second pair I'm wearing. I bought a third pair because I'm afraid they'll stop making them and I want to always, always, always have a pair! I'm a narrow and all I have to do for a perfect fit is adjust the strap to the tightest notch. They are super comfortable. I can wear them every day if I want to. They are a little edgy in style. People notice them and compliment me. I can talk walks in them and have awesome support. I can pack just these for a trip to a warm place--nothing more. I wear these daily for most of the year in Santa Cruz, where I live.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 5, 2017

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Gym g

from Bethlehem, PA

I love this shoe-the print pattern is great! I have several pairs of "Helen" style Mephistos and I order a size 9- which is 1/2 size larger than what I normally wear in other shoes. These are well crafted shoes that will last for years-I've already had mine for several years and they are still going strong! I wear these sandals every day in the warmer weather and they never bother my feet-they are my "go to shoes " for comfortably!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 4, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Nice style. Very comfortable. Not too hard in the arch area, this causes me problems with some shoes. Excellent service from Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 2, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Super comfortable and cute but too narrow for my wide feet :(

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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March 1, 2017

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Martha H

from York,PA

This is a beautifully made sandal and I was counting on it being my daily go to sandals for the summer.I chose my regular 8 M. The length was fine, my heel fit into the cup fine. Everything fit except my small toe hit the hard raised rim of the sandal which is a painful experience. I must check to see the overall dimension of a W. Sadly, these have to go back.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 27, 2017

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Mary B

from IL

Sooo cute and comfortable, but just not quite wide enough because my little toe sits on the edge of the shoe (which has a slight lift to it). Darn, I wanted these so badly!

Brands I'd also recommend: Fit-flop, 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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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