Mephisto 'Helen' Slide
fit was off
i just received 3 pairs.... the sand pearl ( a perfect "nude" for my skin), black patent to replace a pair that de-laminated and the grey etna. I am returning the gray as the fit is off ...different from the others. the toe strap is placed such that my toes go over the edge but too much too much room behind the heel. it looks like the strap was inserted too close to the front of the shoe. hoping a new pair will fit better as the color is a great neutral to go with my clothes.
After years of wearing 'Helen' - this is my 3rd pair - I ventured out of the same old brown leathers and opted for the new yummy fashion colors. This was a total mistake on my part. Though the sandal is described as being leather, it is by far the hardest leather I've ever worn. The strap between the toes gave me a blister. The darker silver finish, guess that's what they described as 'hand-finished' had a small area that had peeled off out of the box. It's a shame, because I had high hopes that Mephisto had finally gotten fashionable right. Stick to the regular leather Helen model. This is a good looking sandal with a comfy inner sole, except for the 'new improved' massaging bumps on it. They feel like dirt got in. Not big enough to do any massaging, little enough to feel like a foreign object got in. Hoping I get use to them, because I really like them, but wouldn't recommend them to anyone.
Love love but need size larger.
Alas I need to trade in my Teva flip flops for something with better support. I have a pair of Mephisto All Rounders that are purple suede that
I am an 8B in US so I ordered the 38, which I think is too small because the box cautions that fit should have 6-7mm front and back of shoe. Now anxiously waiting for delivery of the 39.
Shoes are gorgeous color and stylish not frumpy. Hope the 39 is a great fit!
I ordered this shoe on the recommendation of a reviewer who is much younger than me. Such a great shoe, has a hip look to it, love the dark nickle of the leather, but most of all I put them on out of the box and the fit and style was just perfect. This is my first pair of Mephisto's - and they are made in France. I've already ordered the Elka in Grey Etna and can't wait to try those also. I wear Naot, think! and Fidgi for comfort shoes, but only buy my shoes from Nordstrom. (All except Fluevogs) Our local Houston store does not offer these brands, so it's good to read a positive review of different brands that I'm considering. Thanks young reviewer - you nailed it! Nordstrom - as always, you're the best.