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

117 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

74% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

82% "No arch support"

Additional 112 The Original Sandal (Big Kid/Adult) Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes Reviews

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May 20, 2017

Anonymous

 

If you need arch support these sandals are not for you. If you need shock absorption, ditto. If your feet tend to run slightly wide (as mine do) you may like these. I typically run between a 7.5 and 8 in US women's shoe sizes. In these sandals I purchased the Big Kid size 6/Women's 8. There is a tiny amount of extra space at the front for me (a few millimeters), but it does not prohibit walking and when I've outright asked others if it appeared noticeable the answer was always no. The best point: these sandals are DURABLE. I tear through shoes at a very fast rate and it is only now, into year three, that they are beginning to show wear. I live in a place that is sandals weather 8 months of the year and I walk 3-5 miles per day. To date, the leather has not frayed and other than having shaped to my foot (another bonus, in my opinion) there has been no stretching. I purchased the red sandals and the color is still vibrant and I receive compliments regularly about how cute they appear. As advertised, the buckles are in the same condition as the day I bought these. I've worn them in saltwater, freshwater, through mud and various other conditions. The wear I mentioned is on the bottom of the sandal where, after extensive mileage, you can just now begin to see wear marks on the soles. These have been an excellent purchase and I sincerely hope the company continues its high standards for craftsmanship. I am about to purchase my next pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 8, 2017

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Anonymous

from Cincinnati, OH

Love these basic summer sandals. I recommend that 1/2 sizes order up one size. I have found over the years that the fit of the width in the toe area can vary slightly from pair to pair. While these aren't softly padded sandals, they are very comfortable for regular wear and are very durable. Perfect for beach vacations (obviously). My kids wore them when they were little and I have worn them my whole life. Love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sam Edelman, Franco Sarto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 30, 2017

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Serena

from California

Super great adult sandals at a excellent price for leather! Retro style, reminds me of being a little girl. So comfortable, although a memory foam pad would add a lot here.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Gentle Souls

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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April 28, 2017

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Alima L

 

Okay, I really didn't believe all the reviews about how comfortable these are. They're a flat soled sandal with no arch support... but somehow they're super comfy even when wearing them all day! What is this black magic! My feet are also a little on the wide side of normal, but these fit great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 25, 2017

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Anonymous

 

These are great sandals, I am a size 8 and the size 6 youth/women's 8 had my toe almost hanging off, my mother is a 7.5 and they fit her perfectly. I ordered another pair in size 7 youth/ women's 9 and they fit me perfectly! Zappos is amazing, the first pair I received had a defect and they immediately sent another pair, cannot say enough about how great the customer service is!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2017

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Az m

from Arizona

My daughter is nine this is probably our fourth or fifth pair of salt water sandals. When she was little I buy the big and get two seasons out of them. She loves them wears them all day straight out of the box super comfortable hold up so well through summer and then some. She even more than one day Disneyland and never complained about her feet hurting. Love that they now make them in women's sizes my poor daughter has very large feet for a nine-year-old and it still makes her feel like a little girl

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 17, 2017

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Tara

 

Overall comfortable cute sandals. A little funky on the toe part. It's a bit wide. But extremely comfortable. I suggest a size down. I ordered a half size bigger and wished I ordered the half size smaller.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 14, 2017

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Vanessa

from Dallas

I love these sandals. They feel true to size, they do stretch out a bit but not enough that they are too loose. They are the cutest things to have ever been bought.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 12, 2017

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Desertbella

from Lancaster, CA

I got these because the Swimmers from Salt Water Sandals are not made for Big Kids. I had to get size 5 which is kind of huge, but size 4 was too narrow, that's why I had to size up to get the width to fit good. The soles are too flat for kids footwear. They hold up good. Kids say they are comfortable for them. UMI are more comfortable as far as soles and arch support though. Price is pretty good. It is not genuine leather, it is reconstructed leather.

Brands I'd also recommend: UMI, Livie and Luca, Hanna Anderson, Bloch, CAmper

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 4, 2017

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Anonymous

from California

Hello there! I bought this sandal because I've read somewhere they are comfortable footwear and truly they are. Bought one also for my goddaughter. It's good for daily sandal but better than just wearing flip flops. So sizing gets tricky. I wear a size 7.5 on most footwear except boots where I always size a half size up for extra room for thicker socks. With this I bought the adult size 8, big kid 6 and it fits me perfect! My feet is not skinny nor very wide but I opted to size up to have some allowance and yes I am glad I did! I can't wait to wear this more often during summer!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2017

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Tracey C

from Maryland

I love these sandals! I bought two pairs last year (black and tan) and wore them to work everyday all summer long and for most of the fall. I just started wearing them again now that spring is on the horizon and they look just as good as the day I bought them. The only place they show any sign of wear is on the bottom of the sole, which is pretty normal in my opinion. The top of the footbed, straps, and buckles all look brand new! I wore them yesterday to run errands and received so many compliments! These sandals are fantastically durable and worth every penny given their longevity. I only wish they came in more colors. They're definitely a summer wardrobe staple.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Ahnu, Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 20, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Great sandals however I'll be needing to go a size up. Ordered a youth 6/ women's 8 (I'm a true 8) and although they were on, my foot was almost hanging over edge!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 17, 2017

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Anonymous

 

A bit uncomfortable at first.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 28, 2017

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Lara

from Utah

These are great they don't offer support but they are still cute and pretty comfortable for how flat and hard the soles are. The leather is so soft and flexible to form to your foot. I wore them without a problem the first day. Will be ordering more. Love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 8, 2017

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Jenean I

from Portland, Oregon

LOVE the black on black! these are my most favorite salt waters. I also have the gold and rose gold. all amazing!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Super cute sandals. The turquoise is actually shiny. It's a bit hard to tell from the picture. I would prefer a non-shiny version, but these are still super cute and I'll be keeping them. They also felt a little narrow, but there are instructions on how to fit them to your foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 1, 2016

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Cyn

from chino hills, ca

I ordered these after I ordered a pair for my daughter. These were staple in the summer for me. I paired it with ripped shorts and a flannel and it was perfect! Love theme I ordered a big kid size 4 because I'm normally a size 6.5 and they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2016

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Anonymous

from Utah

Went with a lot of outfits. Love be that they are waterproof.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 4, 2016

Sarah

from Temecula

Love these shoes! I'm a sz 7.5-8 in woman's shoes so I wear a sz 5 W7. The sz on the bottom of the sandal is a 5 if that helps. But smaller if they feel big bc they definitely stretched.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 24, 2016

Anonymous

from SF, California

I LOVE these shoes! Even though they have no arch support and a thin and flat sole, they are extremely comfortable. The width is perfect for my very wide "duck-foot". I love the retro feel they have. A winner!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 5, 2016

Allyse D

from Sacramento, CA

I absolutely love my new salt water sandals! They're super comfy and could wear them all day long. I bought them in white to start off with since white can go with pretty much anything but I know I'm going to end up purchasing these in several colors as well! I wear a size 7 and I consider myself to have sorta wide feet. I was a bit worried they were a little too snug when I first tried them on but after about two wears now they fit almost perfectly. Definitely will be wearing these sandals all summer long!

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 21, 2016

Kelsey K

 

My favorite summer sandals hands down! I own 4 pairs now and they are so comfortable. No rubbing or blisters even when I walk miles. If they pinch or seem a bit tight when you first try them on, don't panic, just wear them around the house for an hour or two, they are made out of real leather so they form to your feet and end up feeling like they were literally made just for you!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 17, 2016

Aaron A

from Norman, Oklahoma

I wore my Salt Waters for the first time, straight out of the box, to an all-day music festival. Normally this wouldn't be a wise choice, but I figured it was the ultimate way to test the comfort of this cute little sandal! I have to say that even after wearing these for the first time ever for 6+ hours, they were pretty comfortable (my only criticism would be that they are completely flat and don't have any arch support, which can lead to sore feet when worn for long stretches of time), they look adorable with everything and they're easy to clean! I've had them for about 3 months and now they're my immediate go-to sandals for almost everything!! Overall, one of my favorite pairs of sandals I've ever owned, hands down!

Brands I'd also recommend: Blowfish

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 22, 2016

Cently R

from whittier ca

Hard to find a cute, stylish yet simple sandals. These go with everything! Dresses, t shirt and jeans. Really cute alternative to flip flops all summer. Sizing can be tricky, I wear an 8.5 but went with the Women's 9 and they are perfect! I have a narrow foot, and the shoe is a bit wide for me but not uncomfortable or silly looking. These bad boys did not take a lot of breaking in. Only thing no arch support so not the most comfortable for long days of walking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 16, 2016

James

from Utah

Got these for my wife for Mother's Day. She is size 5.5 so I got her a 6 and she says they fit perfect. She loves these sandals and I love shopping with Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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