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

92 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:

76% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

78% "No arch support"

Additional 47 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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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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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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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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May 8, 2016

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Have a pair myself & buy them for all of my daughters every summer--beautiful shoe, comfortable, durable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 28, 2016

Anonymous

 

Overall the sandal is comfy. Very flat which doesn't bother me. I normally wear an 8 or 8.5 but in these I had to return for a 9. Thanks to Zappos the return and exchange was super easy and painless. Plus the exchange in size came the next day!!! You guys rock...Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 28, 2016

Dunnea R

from Elizabethton, TN

Last summer my cousin's girlfriend wore these at the beach and I knew I had to have them. I am a 7 1/2 and I usually size down for sandals and clogs that only run in whole sizes, but size up for boots in the winter so I can wear thicker socks. I have a foot that is a bit wide with short toes, more comfortable in Reebok than Nike, and if a style of shoe offers both medium and wide, I always try on the wide - half the time I will end up buying a wider width if available. I had to return the 5/7 I originally ordered (as most people recommend for a 7 1/2) because my heel hung slightly off the back and even though the leather felt as though it would stretch, the width of the sole across the ball of my foot was snug. I just got the replacement pair of 6/8 today. I was afraid there might be too much empty space at the toe, since my toes are short, but the fit is perfect. My heel sits just right and there is just enough room in the width to be a bit loose but not "too big" loose. If you are a narrow 7 1/2, the 5/7 may be OK, but if you are medium width or slightly wider at the ball of the foot, get the 6/8. I love these and may have to get them in red and navy, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2016

Anonymous

from Wildwood, NJ

Fits my daughter's feet well, and she loves them. She was looking for a sandal that can go from shorts to dressy, and these accomplish that for her (we live at the beach, so may not be dressy enough for the city).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 6, 2016

Margaret E

from Colorado Springs, CO

I was so excited to find out that Salt Water Sandals I wore as a child come in adult sizes! I read other reviews and really did my homework on the sizing. I was also concerned about comfort due to plantar fasciitis but reviews were positive as far as that was concerned. The sizing was spot on for me, I wear a size 7. As far as comfort so far so good. I live in a state where it is still too cold to wear them outside so I have been testing them in the house. I can occasionally wear some shoes with no arch support all day and have no pain and luckily this was a brand that worked for me. As with any leather shoe wearing them over time will give you that perfect fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 25, 2016

Jayla

from Seattle

Classic. Love these. I wear a 7.5 but always buy a 7 because these really stretch to your feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 18, 2015

Sarah W

from Talent, OR

I was a little nervous to order these since they don't come in half sizes and I am a pretty solid 9.5. I got the equivalent of the size 9 (ordered the 7) and they fit perfectly. Super comfortable, no rubbing, very pleased. I will be buying this shoe in many different colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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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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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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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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