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

79 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

76% "No arch support"

Additional 34 The Original Sandal (Big Kid/Adult) Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 25, 2007

Anonymous

from NYC

Good sandal - Well made, they don't pinch your toes, and are overall a good sandal, but a little too flat. I wish they had a little bit of cushioning.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 29, 2007

Luna

from Seattle

I love these shoes! The sizing is very odd though - I ordered a youth size 6 which fits my normally women's size 8.5 foot. The quality doesn't seem as high as I remember from the past, but the look and memories these shoes provide more than make up for it!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 1, 2007

Anonymous

from East Bay, California

Good flat sandal - This is a great shoe. I’ve been wearing them since I was little. Sizing is odd; the youth 4 is a women's 6 I think. The "tan" was sort of a funny rust color, kind of misleading, but they are so cute I kept them anyway and oddly enough they match most outfits.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 19, 2005

Anonymous

from California

Like the Shoes - The shoes are not exactly true to the size a size 6 in youth is a SMALL womens 8, so be careful when you order. They arent very comfortable after walking in them for a while. They dont have ANY support so you feel every bumb and rock on the ground. They are a fashion yes this summer though. Sometimes it hurts to be cute. Enjoy!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 26, 2012

Lk

from anchorage ak

I loved wearing these as a kid, but they have not been available in stores for some years. I did a quick search and sure enough I found them here. I found them to be true to size and still just as comfortable as ever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Portland, Oregon

I've worn saltwaters every summer since I can remember. The last pair I bought lasted 7 years of near constant wear. If only more retailers carried adult sizes.

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 28, 2015

Iris E

from San Jose, Ca

I absolutely love my Salt Water Sandals! They are so comfortable, I am a size 7½ and read the reviews so I ordered a size 5 in kids they fit just right. Not too small and not too big. I loved the fact that I did not have to wait long to receive them. I am definitely getting other colors.

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 16, 2015

Anonymous

 

These are great shoes but the sizing is a bit weird. I usually wear a US 9 so I ordered a big kid 7/women's 9 but they were still a size too small (length wise) so I ordered a size up. Unfortunately Zappos did not have the next size up in the color that I wanted so I had to order from somewhere else. But these are still great shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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May 8, 2015

Anonymous

from Florida

I like these sandals a lot! They are nice and simple, and feel very well-made. Even though the sole is flat, I can wear them all day with no problem. I wear a women's 7.5 normally, and the Big Kid 6 fits me perfectly. I would recommend ordering up rather than down if you're a half-size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 16, 2015

Sarah H

from Washington, DC

Saltwater sandals are magical. They hold up under the toughest wear. I wore them every day on my 2-week trip to Japan, on soft and rough terrain. They don't rub my feet in any way. I have them in Navy Blue and Gold and love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 15, 2015

Carrie r

from pittsburgh pa

I used to wear these very same sandals when I was a little girl! I still love them! I also got a pair for each of my kids. Run a little smaller, but still fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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April 12, 2015

Iliana

from Perris, CA

I love these sandals. They are the most comfortable sandals I have ever owned. And I can't even begin to explain how cute they look. I totally recommend these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 11, 2015

Shirley L

from Woodland, CA

These classic sandals are a perfect summer sandal for casual wear. I have a wide foot and a high arch. The straps design offers some adjustability. As suggested, I just got them wet and wore them until dry and they are a "custom fit" for my foot now! (I did this twice with the 2 pairs I have.) I like that they are the next best thing to being barefoot, with very little rise in the heel area.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 31, 2015

Anonymous

 

This is for all the ladies who are worried about sizing. I know with these types of reviews, it is always like well, which is it?!? If you are used to ordering from ModCloth, their Salt Water sandals are off UK sizes, which are not Big Kid sizes. So there is that. So depending on where your friend or whomever ordered their sandal, their recommendation to size up or down is entirely dependent about that. Moving on. I am very strictly a large 7½. If a boot is leather, I will order a 7½. If I am ordering running shoes, I tend to order an 8 for a roomier fit. When I am ordering sandals, I will order a 7½. These guidelines have fared me well so far. So all in all, I would say I am a large 7½, small 8. I also have very wide feet, but leather tends to break in easily to accommodate. If any of that makes any sense. I ordered these Salt Waters in a 5 Kids/7 Women. This was not my better judgement, but I did find out about these sandals through my favorite blogger, who swears that you need to size down. This was not the case, as I found out she ordered them through Mod Cloth. I hope you are following. They were too small. So all in all, I would say size up if you are in between sizes. My heel was actually hanging off the sandal by ½". I could have sucked it up, but I knew they would bug me so I sent them back. I was pretty heartbroken, being as they are just as comfortable as everyone raves they are, despite not having any arch support. Amazing! It makes no sense why they are so comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rainbows

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 27, 2015

Michelle

from I now live in Staunton, VA

I love these sandals. I had mine for years and love them. They are not good for wearing if you plan to walk around all day, but they are very durable in salt water, lakes, rivers, and the soles do not become slippery when wet. I do wish that the adult sizes would come it more colors like the kid sizes do. I would love to have a bright pink, green, blue, yellow.

Brands I'd also recommend: There are really no comparisons

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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March 17, 2015

Anonymous

from chnalder Az

This is my daughter's 3rd pair. She loves them. She is very picky about shoes and will wear these all day right out of the box. The colors are bright and leather is soft. I love that she can get them wet and not worry. Great for the money. And I'm so happy they make big sizes. My daughter is 7 but very tall and very big feet. This way she still looks like her age.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen

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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February 20, 2015

Michelle

from South Georgia

I just got these & I can't wait to wear them! I got the size 6, tan which fit me perfectly, I wear a woman's size 8. They feel comfy & look retro cute. They are perfect with some skinny or boyfriend jeans or a skirt or Bermuda shorts/ they go with everything!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 1, 2015

Anonymous

from Oklahoma

Normally I'm between a 7.5 and a 8 in shoes. Closer to 7.5. I got a 5 in the big kid size and it fits perfectly. Not too tight, fits flush against my feet. Not much arch support but it looks fantastic.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 23, 2014

Lily R

from Las Vegas, Neavada

Totally love these shoes! Have had them since I was a little kid and they feel exactly the same! Totally wear them everywhere! Perfect style and comfort!

Brands I'd also recommend: 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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July 29, 2014

Anonymous

 

I wear either a 9½ or 10 in women's shoes. I got the size 10 and it fits perfectly. I love them! This was my first pair so I got black. I will definitely be getting another pair (white). They are very stylish and cute. I have had lots of compliments on them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 21, 2014

Jessie P

from New Orleans

Amazing right out of the box. Cute and comfortable. True to size. The black is basic, but it goes with everything of course. Next season I'll definitely want a more fun color. Planning to wear these for travel in Europe and I think they'll be great.

Brands I'd also recommend: hasbeens, bensimones

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 7, 2014

Jennifer K

from Avon, CT

These sandals are pretty much adorable for little ones and moms. For women I would recommend that you go a size down. There is very generous footing in these sandals in the front and width, and the leather will also give and stretch over time. I adore these on my daughter and will probably get her a new pair every year as she grows! For kids, I would recommend staying true to their size. For instance right now in spring, my daughter's shoe size is 7 toddler. Her Saltwater's are a 7 with plenty of wiggle room and room to grow for the entire summer. They go with everything and I am excited to wear them with shorts, casual summer dresses, bangles, cross body bags, etc. Love!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 3, 2014

Sharon T

from United States

I have wide feet so I have struggled buying sandals my whole life! My struggles are over! They hurt the first few days I wore them but now they feel great and my feet actually look normal in them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Texas

Every summer we purchase Salt water sandals for our daughters, they just love them. They say that they are very comfortable.

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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March 18, 2014

Sue M

from Washington state coast

Great shoes. Wore them as a kid and still a good choice as an adult. A little more expensive to buy through Zappos rather than Amazon but Zappos had color choice.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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