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

216 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

51% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

75% "No arch support"

203 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.

Additional 211 The Original Sandal (Toddler/Little Kid) Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes Reviews

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October 29, 2016

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Cyn

 

LOVE these sandals! I've bought my daughter these sandals since she turned 1 yr old. She is now 3 and these sandals are a MUST buy for us. They go with EVERYTHING!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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October 18, 2016

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Hannah

from California

These are the go to summer sandals for my family. I wore these as a kid (who am i kidding, I wear them now) My daughters have several pairs of these, they wear them with everything.. They even passed a day at Disneyland with ZERO complaints. I must say that there is a bit of a breaking in period. When my 6 year old puts a new pair on she always says its too small or two tight. I remind her that she has to wear them to stretch them out. I also follow the steps showing in the box how to stretch them out with your hands. Overall a great adorable buy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 14, 2016

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Danielle

 

�� everything about these shoes!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 4, 2016

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Nancy B

from Kansas

We buy these every season for my oldest daughter and they still look like new every fall. However, my second daughter cannot wear the hand-me-downs because they do not fit a fuller foot. The straps across the toe are too tight for puffy toddler feet. They are a classic choice and last forever!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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August 17, 2016

Nicole g

from Hemet, ca

Great sandal. I bought a pair fir each of my daughter's. One has a narrow for and the other wide but these worked well for both. I measured with the printable paper and ordered accordingly but did need a size bigger for one of my daughters. Super cute and comfortable. Will definitely be buying more in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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August 16, 2016

Kimberly P

from New Orleans

Best. Sandal. Ever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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July 5, 2016

Felicia P

from Buffalo, NY

These are the perfect sandals for my daughter for summer! In terms of color they work wonderful with just about anything she will wear. They will require some breaking in, unfortunately my daughter did say they were a little tight, but I'm sure after more wears they will be just fine!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 27, 2016

Anna S

from Los Angeles, CA

Our favorite sandals! They do run a full size big and please read the instructions on the box on how to put them on correctly. It makes a world of difference! I love these classic no glitz and glamour sweet sandals!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 22, 2016

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

An overall classic and a staple item for any little girl! My daughter has a narrow foot, so these don't fit as well as they could - but they still work and are beyond adorable. I like that these go with just about anything. She likes to wear them and doesn't complain one bit!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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June 18, 2016

MrsMoore

 

My daughter loves these! And I love the quality, that I will be able to pass these down to her sisters. All my girls wear Salt Water.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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June 15, 2016

Shilps

from san francisco

Cute sandals but the leather upper was very stiff. My 4 year old daughter had blisters on her pinky toe after one wear.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 12, 2016

Danica

from Prattville AL

Nice fit, true to size, our child is 3 (exactly 36 months) and wears a size 9. She's loves them and the shoes are great with causal or dressy attire.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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June 10, 2016

Michele B

from Crete

Use the manufacturer's size chart. Shoe will accommodate up to about a wide width. Not an XW width. See there adjustable styles for XW width.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 8, 2016

Anonymous

from New Jersey

This is our second summer buying these sandals. Last year my daughter picked red, this year yellow. These sandals are GREAT! They're adorable, comfortable, and durable! After a summer of playing outdoors and constantly getting wet and muddy they held up beautifully.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 7, 2016

Kara P

from Boston, MA

Purchased these in gold and sadly I have to return them. My 3 year old daughter is in love with them, but they just don't fit her right. I never thought she had wide feet, but I guess I was wrong. I just can't get her foot into these. Once we jammed it in there, there was still a good inch left at the front in length. I also purchased the Sweethearts and those fit her perfectly because the buckle is adjustable. I'll be buying the Sweethearts in gold since my daughter is now begging for gold shoes! If your little one has wide feet, this may not be the best style.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 29, 2016

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

Love these. I have a pair myself so I know how well made they are. They run a whole size larger than marked, however.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 25, 2016

Barbara H

from California

Always a great way to shop for shoes. I have always gotten exactly what I wanted without having to stand in long lines! The shoes I have purchased have been excellent and I always get free next day shipping! I love Zappos shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 23, 2016

Lindsay A

from United States

I love these sandals! I have bought a new pair every year for my daughter for the last 5 years. They hold up so well and if she hasn't grown out of the previous years, she is able to wear them almost two summers. They do run big so I order one size down.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 6, 2016

Mrs. C

from Westchester, NY

This is the third summer in a row I have gotten these for my very active, very rough & tumble 5 year old. They are FANTASTIC and hold up well to a summer of play and fancy dress. I even have a "grown up pair" for myself.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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May 3, 2016

Michelle

 

These are very cute and colorful. These run a little large however, I probably can get two seasons out of them. I love this brand. Good quality. Real leather.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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April 18, 2016

Jennifer G

 

This was my first time ordering shoes online which I was super nervous about. They are adorable and fit perfectly. my other daughters same pair were a tad tight so we are exchanging but that process was really easy as well!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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April 15, 2016

Armani

from San Francisco

My 3 year old daughter adores these sandals and wants yo wear them all the time. Highly recommend them the are made well. I got the size 10 and she has plenty of growing room might want to try a size down for s perfect fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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March 25, 2016

Margaret

from West Palm Beach

I've been ordering these shoes for my daughter for since she could walk. They last all summer & knowing she can get them wet is a big plus! Had to give customer service a call to order a correct size & got Michaella on the phone. She was very friendly and helpful in placing the correct size for my daughter. When on the phone my daughter said "Happy Easter " to her. The new sandals came next day & a couple of days later, my daughter received a surprise box from Zappos.com. Inside was a very sweet thank you card from Michaella. And a beautiful pink toddler chair with her name on it! She loves it! Thank you again Michaella, for the excellent customer service and very thoughtful gift! Love, Sophia (and her mommy)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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March 8, 2016

Amy P

from Oak Park, CA

These are great! They hold up well and are still beautiful after lots of wear. Nice that they can go in water, too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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March 3, 2016

Anonymous

 

Cute in silver. Runs large. We ordered the same shoe last year in gold, and returned it because it was just too big, and I wasn't wild about the gold. Because it was a different color, I couldn't do a straight exchange, so we just didn't replace. This year I got the smaller size in the silver for my daughter. Last year this came in a nice box, but this year it was in a baggie. Made me wonder if it had been returned. We are keeping it, but the strap was a little loose in one place.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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