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Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes The Original Sandal (Big Kid/Adult) Reviews

65 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

64% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 45 The Original Sandal (Big Kid/Adult) Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 21, 2011

Karen e

from seattle, wa

I just scored a tan pair of these classic sandals at the thrift store, they were almost brand new! I had admired the style since I saw a pair on a friend years ago, but never found out who the maker was until now. If I like them maybe I will buy more online here! I'll try them out at the beach tomorrow for sure. I wear a 6 1/2 and the sandal I got is labeled W/7 on the bottom. It's roomy width-wise but it looks good that way.

Brands I'd also recommend: Toms, Vans, Frye, Oetzi, Converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Philadelphia

Surprisingly comfortable sandal! I needed something flat & accommodating - I am pregnant and knew that the Philly heat and humidity would be taking its toll. I was a little worried that these would be too flat or not soft/comfy enough for walking a lot, but my worries were unfounded. I've worn these a lot, often walking for an hour or two, and they remain comfortable. The rubber sole is not squishy, but it's softer than it looks, and the leather conforms perfectly to my foot - not a single blister or sore spot from day one. I have more expensive sandals from Dansko, but these are my everyday go-to favorite now. Plus I love the retro style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 8, 2011

Dannie

from lewisville, tx

Everything about Zappos rocks. These are my favorite sandals by far. Perfect for narrow feet! Color is great and they stretch!

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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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 28, 2011

Di H

from Akron, OH

Wonderful, comfortable and durable sandal that practically goes with everything. You will not be disappointed! Each of my children have worn them for years and now I have finally caught on!

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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 6, 2010

Ginny

from Aptos, CA

I love these sandals! I have narrow feet, but in these sandals it doesn’t matter what width you have. And although there is no arch support, I can wear them all day. My only complaint is that in the youth/adult sizes, the colors are very limited. I’d really like a pair in a tan color, but c’est la vie.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

March 30, 2010

Anne P

from Seattle

These shoes are so cute and I find myself wanting to wear them all the time! Others think so, too, I get lots of compliments. They are not that comfortable if you are on a hard surface because they offer no support, but if you are on grass or sand, they are very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 29, 2009

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

These are great summer sandals! Though they are classics, they have a nice retro feel for indie looks. They are so comfortable-- they don't need break in time at all-- they are soft right out of the box. The only down side is that there is no arch support-- which might make the lower leg area sore after a lot of walking. But I still love these sandals!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 17, 2009

Ellie W

from Trabuco Canyon,California

Sturdy Sandal For Little Feet - I brought these sandals for my granddaughter and they look so nice and fit true to size and she loves them. The service from Zappos was wonderful as always and were at my doorstep the next day. Thank you so much for the excellent service. Sincerely, Ellie

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

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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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 28, 2008

Anonymous

from Sacramento, CA

The Classic - Saltwater sandals are so cute, and they are virtually indestructible. Have to have a pair or two for my daughter every summer. Very flat and no arch support, though, so not the best for people with foot problems.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 13, 2007

Deborah

from Grants Pass, Oregon

Summer perfect - After losing my pair of 8 years to a dog, I had to get another. I love these comfortable sandals. So fun and cute at any age!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 24, 2007

Anonymous

from California

Great sandal!!! Ordered these for my daughter and run true to size. My daughter has a wide foot and fit perfect. Great sandal!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 8, 2007

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

Salt Water Sandals--Perfect "in-between" sandal for kids - The Salt Water Sandal is great as a sandal that is a bit dressier than flip flops and sports sandals for kids. I needed a sandal for my son to wear for my sister's Greek Isle wedding, and this fits the bill.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 3, 2007

Anonymous

from Milton Keynes

Perfect sandals - I've been wearing Salt Waters for 20 years (along with my kids). I particularly like wearing them for work (I'm on my feet all day), and they are comfy from the minute I put them on.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse All-Stars (hi or lo-tops)

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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2 people found this review helpful  

September 27, 2006

Shayla

from Bowie, MD

Oh Boy - He Loved Them - My son wore the white Salt Water Sandal in a wedding in Mexico. We were concerned that they looked too girly. He was hesitant to put them on. However, once we added them to his custom made outfit, he fell in love with them. This eight year old played hard in these shoes. They were great. He reminded me numerous times that they were really comfortable. Thanks!

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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2 people found this review helpful  

September 2, 2006

Anonymous

from san francisco, ca

A lovely shoe. I used to wear these sandals exclusively when I was a child. They’re probably not very good for your feet (they are very flat and stiff, at least at first), but they're perfect if you strive to find a simple shoe. They go with anything, and have a classic, youthful look. The sizing was a bit of a headache for me. All the comments told me differing things as far as which size I should pick. I was kind of shooting in the dark, but I got it right. I’m a large seven and a half, sometimes 8, and I picked the youth 6, which I believe fits like and 8. It also says w/8 on the bottom.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

2 people found this review helpful  

July 18, 2006

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

THE BEST SANDAL EVER - I'm 26 and I have had a pair of these every year of my life. In the summer they are just about the only shoes I wear. They are the only ones that fit my wide feet.

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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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 19, 2006

Julie

from Benicia, CA - Bay Area

Great classic sandal - Cute classic shoe. Goes with anything-dresses, shorts, capris, jeans. My daughter loves them because it is almost like going barefoot. She has a high instep and this can be a problem for some shoes, she's very picky. These were perfect for her. I own a pair as well and constantly get compliments.

Brands I'd also recommend: Crocs and Keen sandals

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 9, 2006

Melanie M

from Dayton, Ohio

A great shoe... Nice shoe. I bought it for my 10 year old daughter without her knowing about it and she loved them. They do seem to run a bit large, so I am going to keep hers for my use and buy a size smaller for her.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any of the Salt Water brand shoes are nice. I bought them for my son when he was small, and now he is 22.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 2, 2006

Anonymous

from Minneapolis

Big hit - Tons of people ask me where I got them. They are a big hit. The size was a perfect women’s 9. I was a bit worried about the "youth" sizing, but it was no problem. I am totally buying another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 2, 2006

Anonymous

from United Kingdom

comfort, great price - My daughter loves the shoes. She is 10. Great for dressing up or down. She can run and play in them. We haven't tried them in the water yet, but I'm sure that is coming. I really recommend these sandals.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Born, Ugg

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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2 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2006

Anonymous

 

My son loves these... if you think your son has a fetish for his feet these are the sandals for him. My 11 year old loves them and won’t go anywhere without them on unless he's barefoot... Zappos is great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 8, 2005

Mark

from California

Salt-Water Sandals for Adults too..... Love these sandals as a kid and Still wear them Today I wear a mens 9 and the 9 Youth fits great. Love These sandals and People always ask me where I got them, they said they used to wear them as a kid too. Guys too the really start up conversations. Zappos rocks.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

May 23, 2005

Monchel

from New Orleans

The shoe that fits - I love this shoe I just wish they make more in my size, I am 18 years-old and I love to wear them.

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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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 20, 2005

Christine

from Washington state

Nostalgic - Still Great - I had a new pair of Salt-Water sandals every year when growing up. I loved wearing shoes into the ocean. It is wonderful that they are making them still and in adult sizes as well (although they are marked as "youth" sizes). They run 1-2 sizes (for women) larger than marked, but are still fabulous.

Brands I'd also recommend: I also love Danskos or Doc M's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 2, 2005

H. C

from Illinois

Loved this shoe!! I was so happy to find these for my daughter. They are the perfect sandal to wear with everything.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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