Published on February 28th, 2021 | by Kirsten Borrink13
Mephisto Helen Sandal Review : Incredible Arch Support in a Stylish Sandal
The lovely Mephisto Helen sandal comes back year after year in new colors, textures and patterns. Its classic style and superb support make it a crowd favorite among comfort shoe lovers. And if I may say so, it edges out Birkenstock just a smidge in the style category with its studded, sparkling upper.
The Mephisto Helen sandal features Soft-Air Technology: a shock-absorbing midsole that relieves pressure on joints and spine. The cork and latex footbed is contoured with anatomical support for heel, arches, toes. The adjustable instep strap allows for a customized fit and the Caoutchouc rubber outsole won’t break down, crumble or mark up your floors (plus it provides even more shock-absorption).
Personally, I love the close fit of the Mephisto Helen sandal. It doesn’t slap my heel when I walk and stays put on my foot. The arch support is excellent, the footbed soft yet not too flexible (perhaps a good choice for toes with hallux limitus/rigidus?). The slight elevation of the rubber outsole provides more lift than my Birkenstocks–my heels feel protected from hard pavement and floors.
About the toe thong post…I thought it would bother me, but the nubuck leather is soft and after a few wearings, I don’t notice the toe post.
The Euro size 40, or 10 fits my 9.5-10 foot best. I have a medium width foot, but I imagine these would work for a slightly narrow or wide foot too since the instep strap is adjustable.