To Mephisto or Not to Mephisto.....

Aug 30th, 2002, 03:43 AM
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Sonia
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Another vote for Merrells. After all the hype about them on this board, I brought my first pair in Cabridge last week for £45. The are pretty stylish, very light and soooooooooooooooo comfy I can't take them off. Looked at some Memphistos in France last month, they are truly ugly!
 
Aug 30th, 2002, 04:16 AM
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It's extremely hard to find non-ugly comfortable shoes. I have two pairs of Eccos, and I just found out that they stopped making one of the styles I have! It was the only woman's shoe that Ecco makes available in the US that doesn't look like an old lady shoe. I also have a pair of Ecco hiking boots, but had to get the men's boots because I couldn't find women's hiking boots ANYWHERE. I love Ecco shoes, but they seem to only concentrate on their men's selection.

I've also tried looking in stores in Europe for a larger selection of Ecco, but haven't had any luck.
 
Aug 30th, 2002, 04:17 AM
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BTW, if you're thinking about spending $250 on an ugly pair of old lady shoes, why not just spend $100 on a good pair of running shoes? One's not really any uglier than the other, and running shoes are cheaper, more comfortable and better for your feet.
 
Aug 30th, 2002, 05:19 AM
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My question was a genuine one. I'd really like to know which brand of shoes has good quality soles, the kinds that are non-skid. Does anyone have any recommendations?
 
Aug 30th, 2002, 06:40 AM
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Running shoes (or sneakers) don't have the same support that a walking shoe has. At least for me they don't. As for non-skid, I would check out any of the catalogs that feature outerwear for hiking. That should get you pointed in the right direction. If Patagonia makes shoes, that would be a good place to start. Then try LL Bean perhaps.
 
Aug 30th, 2002, 09:48 AM
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Ellen, I'm talking about real running shoes, not the kind you buy at Sports Authority. Go to a specialty running shoe store, and they will fit the shoe to your foot type, and the activity you want to do (running, walking, etc.). It still amazes me, actually getting a sales person who knows what they're talking about when it comes to shoes.

Alicia--you may want to call a store that provides equipment for disabled people. They should be able to tell you what shoes have non-slip soles.
 
Aug 30th, 2002, 10:41 AM
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I have both Mephistos, Eccos and Tevas. I bought my Mephistos in Paris at the shop on Rue Cler near the post office. They sell them cheaper there. I like them, but I also like the Eccos and Tevas as well. One pair of Mephistos is uncomfortable. I have a high arch and they just don't fit well. Also, sierratradingpost mentioned above had a new add out with Mephistos that looked pretty good. M.
 
Aug 30th, 2002, 05:13 PM
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Discovering Mephistos was one of the best days of my life! I WALK, WALK, WALK, when in Europe, and had tried every kind of shoe. For me, nothing works as well. When I was in Paris in May,I bought 3 pair of Mephisto sandals for half the price in Miami, and they are not ugly at all. The walking ones that I use in Europe are definitely not glamourous, but comfort is the purpose!
 
Aug 30th, 2002, 05:40 PM
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That sierratradingpost link is wonderful, thank you, ajs.

Anybody able to compare Mephisto & Arche? Mephistos look as if they have more support, but I love Arche underfoot. I live in NY and pretty much only wear shoes with thick rubber soles. To me Arche provides foot coddling and looks at least KIND of feminine.
 
Aug 30th, 2002, 06:05 PM
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Merrell's are very comfortable and not so ugly...Everyone says do not wear sneakers in Europe!!!
 
Aug 30th, 2002, 06:08 PM
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For those found of Merrells, is it the Jungle Mocs that you like? I saw that Land's End has some shoes that look very much like Jungle Mocs. Has anyone tried the Land's End version? How do they compare?
 
Aug 30th, 2002, 06:53 PM
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Elizabeth,

Not only do they have great prices at sierratradingpost.com, they are a terrific company to do business with. I had a pair of Merrell sandals for over a year, and they broke. I sent them back, and they gave a refund inc. shipping, no questions asked, with no receipt or box. That's my kind of folks.
 
Aug 31st, 2002, 11:08 PM
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love hearing what everyone has to say about Mephisto's and other shoes. It really is true if your'e feet aren't happy neither are you.....
 
Sep 1st, 2002, 06:26 AM
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For those of us with very narrow feet, Mephistos don't work at all. Merrells don't make them narrow enough either. I finally found some Munro clogs (with a strap that can come up over the heel to give good support that were a godsend on our trip this summer. Also found a pair of Beautifeel sandals that were soooo comfortable. The best trip for my feet ever.
 
Sep 1st, 2002, 10:17 AM
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I am one of the people Mephistos do not fit. They hurt my feet something crazy. Same thing with Dr. Martens. I swear by SAS. SAS makes a great walking shoe, as well as great little slipons. For me, SAS are shoes to put on, walk out of the store, and walk a few miles.
 
Sep 1st, 2002, 03:03 PM
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Thanks for all your help and suggestions!! Just bought some Skecher running shoe clog/mule. So far so good on comfort. The real test is Europe. I will staying in the Rue Cler district so I will be checking out the Mephisto shop. Again, Thanks for your replies.....
 
Sep 1st, 2002, 05:44 PM
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What about those Dr. Scholl's gel inserts or arch supports? Do they work? That would be cheaper than buying a pair of expensive shoes. I have a pair of Skechers and find them very uncomfortable after walking alot as I notice there is no arch support.
 
Sep 2nd, 2002, 03:39 PM
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skechers are they o.k. with gel inserts. Will they stay in place? The slip on style....
 
Sep 2nd, 2002, 09:34 PM
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Hi,

I'm staying at the Rue Cler area in Paris and want to visit the store selling Mephisto shoes. Is this store easy to find on Rue Cler? Is it a Mephisto store or a variety shoe store selling many brands including Mephisto? Anyone know the name of the store if it is the latter or better yet, the address??

Thanks!!
 
Sep 3rd, 2002, 03:07 AM
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The shoe store on rue Cler that sels Mephistos is Chaussures Magfred Jezabel at 49, rue Cler. It's small and packed with shoes - Mephisto, Clarks and more.
 

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