Latex is a chemical substance which is used to create rubber. Natural latex is obtained from the sap of certain plants and can be later vulcanized and finished into a variety of products. Latex materials are known to have many applications especially in the footwear industry where they can be used to make shoe insoles and outsoles to add flexibility and extra cushioning.
About Walking Sandals:
Walking sandals are sandals designed to provide comfort and support during short or long distance walks or during all-day city touring. Many walking sandals have technical features found in good athletic shoes like contoured, anatomic footbeds and cushioned, supportive midsoles that provide good motion control and stability. The interior of the straps is often lined with a padded material that helps prevent excess rubbing and blisters.
Mephisto Helen Happy Mephisto customer
April 03, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous from midwest
this is my fifth pair of the Mephisto Helensandals and I wear them everywhere. I have been buying them for several years and they are a great fitting, supportive sandal. I had ankle surgery with some foot issues and I can walk well in these sandals...winter and summer. I would be lost without them....they feel wonderful!
Wears this shoe: all the time
Mephisto Sydel Love ... love ... love
March 18, 2013
Reviewer: Gypsy Gray from Crawford, MS
This is my second pair of this style shoe. The cost is a little steep for me buty last pair lasted 5 or 6 years of heavy wear. Plus ... with the crystal details, they can be dressed up or down.
Wears this shoe: Everywhere ....
Mephisto Violette I Love Mephisto
September 25, 2012
Reviewer: Mel from Austin
These are so cute and comfy. Who knew you could have both in a shoe? As always, Mephisto delivered on the promise for comfort. I have a high arch so these have become my "go to" shoes after a long day at work.
Wears this shoe: Casual
Mephisto Elka Great Shoe!
September 11, 2012
Reviewer: K M. from Seattle, WA
My first pair I came by as a "pass along" from a friend. I love those shoes. Yes they are expensive...but comfort you just feel from the very beginning. I have never spent this much on a pair of shoes but I know they last a long time( my "pass along" I have had for 4+ years still look AND feel great. My new ones are great also. I would buy more if they weren't so expensive.K
Mephisto Heidi Have loved this shoe for years
August 17, 2012
Reviewer: Linda from Albuquerque, NM
Have purchased several Heidi's throughout the last couple of decades and have worn each of them completely out. They have the ease of Birkenstocks with a snugger fit and better fitting arch. Sincerely hope Mephisto continues making this style.
Wears this shoe: summer when not at work