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Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes The Original Sandal (Toddler/Little Kid) Reviews

184 reviews
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Customer Fit Survey:

51% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

74% "No arch support"

171 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/1/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

A classic, and for good reason. This is my 3.5-year-old daughter's third pair in three years. She wears these nearly every day in the summer, and they've held up so well that we can hand them down once she grows out of them. Only complaint is that there's no traction at all on the bottom, but as long as they're not worn on superslippery surfaces, they're perfect.

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13 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/8/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I really don't understand the hype behind these poorly fitting shoes. I like that they seem to be made with quality materials, but the fit is terrible. I bought the silver pair for my 4-year old and while the footbed was the right length, the heel strap (not adjustable) is too long and her heel was always hanging off the back of the sandal, and left a good 1.5 to 2 inch bit of extra toe space in front, causing her to trip. We kept them for the following year to see if the fit would improve as she grew, but it never got better. If only we could adjust that back strap so her foot wouldn't keep falling off the back, these shoes would be okay. Even then, the weird, flat fit of the top straps and the complete lack of support really make it hard to find anything about these shoes to like. I know, I know, all the trendy moms will point at me and shout "blasphemer" at the playground tomorrow, but seriously, these shoes kind of stink.

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 22, 2011

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

I bought these sandals for my first grader daughter. She loves them. Cute, sturdy and comfortable. I bought other Saltwater sandals for my other two girls. They are great too.

Brands I'd also recommend: teva, merril, kean

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

These arrived yesterday and my daughter (age 3.25) loved them so much she begged me to let her wear them to bed. First thing she said to me this morning was "thank you for my sandals! I can wear them in the water!"

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Upper Valley, NH

These are very cute and, so far, very durable sandals. My active 6 year old daughter is loving them. She has worn them several days on the playground and they still look brand new.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 11, 2011

Elizabeth J

from Chappaqua new york

Great shoe. My 8 year old loves them - great for wider feet. Fashionable yet practical!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2011

Anonymous

from Temecula, CA

Cute, but definitely too big. Daughter said they weren't very comfortable but it could be they were juse too big. Also buckles a little hard for child to do. Will return for smaller size and see if those work.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Colfax, Washington

My four year old daughter love these shoes. And the look cute with everything from a fancy dress to a pair of capri pants!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 29, 2011

Anonymous

from San Rafael, CA

These are the classic Salt Water Sandals I grew up wearing, and my daughter loves them too. The sparkle of the gold was enough to make them her go-to fancy shoes for the end of the school year, and she won't take them off her feet even now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Reno, Nevada

The sandals are so cute; got to us quickly. Love Zappos, customer service is amazing!

Brands I'd also recommend: Primigi, geox

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Orlando, FL

Always our favorite classic sandal! Have them in 3 colors and counting...they seem to run a little big but last forever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 9, 2011

Sarah W

from San Diego, CA

I used to get these sandals for all my kids when they were little, now get them for my grand kids. A great sandal! The leather version I have even thrown in the washing machine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 8, 2011

Anonymous

from New York City

These shoes are great. Comfortable and very attractive. It was hard to choose the color but silver is modern yet not too mature for my 5 year old. They do run big though (at least 1/2 a size). My daughter is a 12.5 and the size 12 fits fine (with room to grow over the summer). Plus these shoes are a great value for the price!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 6, 2011

Linda L

from From California, but in Oklahoma now.

My two youngest children grew up in Salt water sandals out in California, and you could find them in almost any shoe store at that time. For my granddaughter, here in Oklahoma I can only order them from Zappos and the service is excellent. I have ordered one time from another store, and it took a long time for them to arrive, they were slightly cheaper but they charged for shipping, and no refunds or exchanges were allowed. Zappos is my sole supplier for these sandals my granddaughter has in four colors. The lime green is her very favorite, and she asks for her "geen sandaals all da time." They last forever and will go to the next granddaughter...and so will some new ones from Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: UMI, LIVIE AND LUCA, MORE SALT WATER SANDALS...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 5, 2011

Anonymous

 

Very versatile sandal. Can be dressed up or down. My three daughters have worn them for years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Stockton, California

These sandals are a great staple to a girls summer wardrobe. We love these because my daughter's feet are wide and these fit great. Also, they do not blister her feet which many other sandals we've tried do. I love the classic styling and the leather material. We bought these in the tan color last summer and my daughter wore them every day and they still look great (lucky to the little girl we passed them on to!). My daughter wanted shiny fuchsia this time and they are definitely bright, but stylish. Love these sandals. Will purchase these time and again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 24, 2011

Anonymous

from MO

I have purchased these for my other daughters and find them to be a good shoe. It has been over five years since I purchased any and I find that they are still well made sandals. Yes, they really do tolerate water (drenching) and still look good. They work for both regular and wide little feet. The leather strap to buckle is a little stiff in the beginning but does get easier to use with wear. Would buy these again next year!

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 18, 2011

Molly p

from newbury park

This shoe is darling. They wear well and the color goes with almost everything.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 13, 2011

Anonymous

from California

My daughter received compliments every time she puts these on. The yellow color coordinates with almost everything. These shoes can get wet at the pool or beach and be rinsed off in the sink if they get dirty. They are the only shoe that look as good at the end of the summer as they did at the beginning.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 13, 2011

Anonymous

from California

My daughter received compliments every time she puts these on. The yellow color coordinates with almost everything. These shoes can get wet at the pool or beach and be rinsed off in the sink if they get dirty. They are the only shoe that look as good at the end of the summer as they did at the beginning.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 4, 2011

Anonymous

 

Love these for all of my girls. They wear them with everything. Great for spring and summer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Pearland, TX

I buy these shoes for my daughter every year, they never go out of style. The shoe does run a little long. She wears a 12 1/2 to 13 but I had to buy a 12.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 2, 2011

Sara G

from San Diego

Love these in gold! They go with everything and look adorable. The only downside is that my daughter can't do the buckle herself so she stretches out the back strap if she takes them off herself. We had them last year too and they turned a bit yellow, i think this may be due to spray-on sunscreen. I am hoping this pair won't do the same. They run a full size bigger than normal.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stride Rite

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 26, 2011

Alison M

from Anderson S.C.

True in sizing, I order them every year for my daughter. At the end of summer they still look brand new and they get lots of use.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 22, 2011

Anonymous

from San Antonio, Texas

The third Spring/Summer in a row of ordering these sandals. Love them! Classic style, very comfortable. They do run big though, so order accordingly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 19, 2011

Lori N

 

Saltwater sandals are my favorite for my daughter. They can get them wet and muddy, and they wash up great, and can then be worn with a dress. My daughter has very narrow feet and a difficult time in flip flops, Saltwaters have been the answer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 8, 2011

Debra

from New Orleans

Brought the sandal for my grand baby she loved them. They fit well and I hope to buy more colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: Micheal Kors, Calvin Kein

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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