I have never spent close to this much money for a pair of shoes, but with flat feet and terrible knees I am willing to try an awful lot to postpone knee replacement surgery. Since receiving my Mephisto's , I have been testing them at home and office only to determine if they are worth the bucks spent. So far I am really impressed. They offer the best arch support I have ever experienced (even with a custom-made orthotic inserted in my Cole-Haan's) and my knee pain is pretty much non-existent when I have them on. I truly hope this is not my imagination and will make a further determination after wearing them all day soon. Yep, so far so good.
Really cute flats, plenty of cushioning, but: 1) runs really small. I usually wear a 9-9.5 (and almost always a 9 in flats), but the 9.5 was clearly too short; and 2) no arch support. But very well made and look fabulous!
I'm a New Yorker, which means I walk everywhere. I'm always looking for shoes that I can walk long distances in comfortably, yet are not so "sneakerish" that I can't wear them with business attire (primarily slacks and blazers or pants suits and no, I'm not Hillary!). Mephisto Lasers are perfect for this purpose. I can walk long distances in them (the last time I wore them I walked approximately 3 miles) and they looked so good with my blazer and slacks that someone asked where she could buy these "magic" shoes you can walk long distances in and not be embarrassed when someone sees your feet. I was very happy to send her the url for Mephisto Lasers at Online Shoes and hope she has followed up and become a customer!
I have purchased two pair of this shoe--each for a different trip to Europe. In both cases, the shoe was perfect for the extensive walking on hard cobblestone roads that I anticipated. I wear substantial custom orthotics, and the shoe accommodates them perfectly. And they are stylish;My teenage daughters approved!
I have been wearing Mephisto Helen for years and years. It is a great sandal with fabulous arch support. Since I have a small bone structure and need the arch in the right spot, I go down one size from a 7 to a 6, and the shoe is perfect. The black patent has been a classic for me. I also got a funky irridescent silver pattern for fun. I wear them all spring and summer and in my house with socks when it is cold outside. They last a long time, but you have to seal the cork with a cork sealant and waterproof them to get them to last. Worth every penny if you have weak arches and ankles.
Quite simply the finest walking shoes on earth, MEPHISTO provides comfort, support and durability handmade in matchless European tradition of soft leathers and other natural products.
Its comfort, support and durability are recognized wherever people take walking seriously. In fact, Mephisto has become the most popular walking shoe in virtually every country in which it's been introduced, selling more than 1.5 million pairs annually in Europe alone.
Throughout over three decades of existence, Mephisto has been in the forefront of innovation in walking shoe design and construction, responsible for such revolutionary features as speed lacing and air-circulating insoles. What's more, while other walking shoes are often 100% synthetic, rarely seeing a human hand in their manufacture, Mephisto remains a natural product (soft leather, latex, cork and rubber) and continues to be hand made one shoe at a time in matchless European tradition.
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