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

131 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

44% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

63% "No arch support"

124 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/29/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I just wanted all parents to know this sandal runs a whole size larger than marked! We actually bought the sandal through a department store and tried them on. I was surprised we had to buy a size smaller! Overall, great sandal. :0)

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/31/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I was so excited to buy my daughter these sandals since I grew up wearing them! However, I was very disappointed in the fit. The left shoe seemed to be crooked and my daughter kept pulling at them trying to rip them off. I ended up returning them.

Additional 111 The Original Sandal (Infant/Toddler) Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes Reviews

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June 8, 2015

Sandra

 

Bought these for my 3.5 year old. She loves them. Sizing is accurate, if not a little big. Straps were soft and able to be worn without chafing straight away!

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 20, 2015

Jodi P

from NYC

I loved the look of this sandal for my toddler (21 months old). I also loved the reviews and the fact that they can be used in the water. I bought a size bigger based on comments that the sandal runs small. The length was OK but the width/height of the cross over straps were impossible. If you have a toddler who has cute little chubby Flintstone feet like mine, don't bother. I couldn't even begin to get her foot in without her yelping in discomfort. We went with Native shoes instead. Her foot slipped right in with a little baby powder and without much maneuvering. There was a little rubbing and redness on her foot but I'm hoping that they will be broken in soon. Bottom line—the salt water sandals are super cute and if your little girl has narrow feet, go for it. If you struggle finding shoes to fit your daughter’s chubby little feet—don’t go for these!

Brands I'd also recommend: Native

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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May 15, 2015

Sheana

from citrus heights, california

Fast shipping, shoes were perfect. If you are not used to the size difference with salt waters I reccomend making sure you size them before you purchase, although zappos has an awesome return policy. Super cute.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

April 29, 2015

Anonymous

from Houston, TX

These sandals are the 3rd pair of sandals our 3 year old granddaughter has had. These are great shoes for kids. I ordered these according to your chart & they are too big but she will grow into them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 29, 2015

Krissy S

from Hamilton, OH

These are the best sandals! They stay looking nice after being the lake, jumping in puddles, & playing in the dirt. We get compliments all the time! These are the third pair my daughter has owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

April 23, 2015

Nancy M

from United States

I purchased this for my 2 year old and we've had several compliments. I love the yellow and goes well with dresses, shorts, pants, pretty much anything.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 21, 2015

Anonymous

 

My 2 year old loves these shoes! We had to return the first pair because they run a full size big, but once I ordered one size down from all her other shoes, they were perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 15, 2015

Amber C

from Tennessee

I am a huge salt water fan for my kids. These sandals are durable and so cute. We got a size 6 for my daughter that just turned two in March. They should last her for most of the summer. She chose the color yellow, which surprisingly can go with so many things! They tend to always run slightly big, so keep that in mind when ordering.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

April 8, 2015

Abby S

from East Texas

Salts get rave reviews for a reason! As per other customers' reviews, I bought these for my 1 year old in a whole size smaller than what the size chart recommends. She's not a chubby baby, but we're already on the second to last buckle hole. Maybe sandals are designed to fit like that, and I just never noticed? Overall, fit is great, and she loves to wear them. She'll pick them out of her basket of shoes and bring them to us. No tripping, no rubbing, and no complaints so far!

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 14, 2014

Katy B

 

They are adorable, versatile, and water proof! But my two-year-old complains they are too tight, even on the loosest strap. They appear to not be very flexible or give when she walks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Pediped

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 14, 2014

Anonymous

 

Ugh...love these little shoes! They look so cute and they stay in place perfectly without binding her feet too much. Also the green surprisingly goes with everything. Great purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 8, 2014

Melissa I

from New York City

Super cute! Well made...but require a break in period. My toddler loves her "pretty choos", but the leather was so tough that the first number of wearings left a mark on her ankles (at the buckle) and across the too of her foot at the rub point. While you shouldn't have to break in kiddie shoes, we did find success & now they aren't a problem. A) wear the buckles on a looser setting and B) wear them in water (beach and/or sprinklers) to soften the leather. Works great!

Brands I'd also recommend: Beeck

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 2, 2014

Anonymous

from new haven

These are classics. Beautiful in the bright yellow and also the white. I think they do run a little big. Ordered pairs for my 3 and 5 year olds at their current size and their toes don't reach all the way out of the toe straps. But, they both still find them comfy enough to wear so we kept them. Buckles are a little tricky for even the five year old, but she's getting the hang of them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 10, 2014

Maria f

from Aventura, FL

My granddaughter loved them. She would not take them off. A little too narrow for her though. It'd be nice if they had wide also.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 7, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are so cute, but did not fit my baby's chubby feet! The reviews said they ran a little wide, so I thought it would be ok- but despite having a half inch of extra room in length, I couldn't get them buckled. :( They had to go back.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 6, 2014

Lauren

 

I absolutely LOVE Salt-Water sandals. I've bought several pairs for my daughter already because they are extremely versatile - can wear to the pool, beach, church, playground, etc. They are also durable and keep looking great even after a long summer of playing. This was my first purchase of the metallic sandals. After only about a month of wear, the metallic has rubbed off to reveal a flat yellow. I'll still purchase other Salt-Water sandals, but not the metallic.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 18, 2014

Anonymous

 

Cute sandals but not for pudgy feet of a toddler. The sole didn't seem too bendable, and my daughter wanted them off right away.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 24, 2014

Anonymous

from California

Love these shoes!! This is the second year we have bought these for our kids. Soft leather, cute and comfortable. Order a size down, since they run big.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 24, 2014

Sarah

 

These are very cute. I also ordered the Sweetheart sandal by same brand name. The sole on this sandal is very flat and did not offer the same support for my toddler's foot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 27, 2014

Anonymous

from nyc, ny

A little annoying to put on with buckles, but daughter loves them. No slip. Good pair of shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 14, 2014

Mom o

 

If you want your child actually to learn to buckle a real buckle instead of fastening the Velcro "hook and loop" closure (actually, it's just velcro), buy these awesome sandals. As far as I can tell, they're the only company that still uses real buckles on toddler sandals. We have an old pair of Stride-Rites from a niece and they are real buckles, but the new Stride Rites are Velcro too. In addition to real buckles, providing the opportunity for life skills (and cultivating patience in mama), they look good and fit great. We love 'em! On a side note, I don't actually object to Velcro, but feel that if a shoe company wants to use it for a child's shoe, don't put on the fake, decorative buckle. If for no other reason -- what does the fake buckle -- the useless buckle -- teach a child about aesthetics, form, and function? It's like buying fake books to decorate a bookcase. A shoe company like Livie and Luca uses Velcro fasteners too, but has a better understanding of beauty and function, and I think these concepts are important in toddler development.

Brands I'd also recommend: Footmates

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 5, 2013

Christa B

from Seattle, WA

Great shoe for an active little girl! Definitely order a size down, I ignored this advice and had to return for a smaller size. Our daughter loves these shoes. Not a single blister. Perfect!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 28, 2013

Anonymous

from brooklyn ny

Comfortable, wears beautifully and is in high style. You can literally wash them in the washing machine. My daughter takes off all her shoes after a bit, she wears these all day!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 8, 2013

Anna

from Maryland

These were long and narrow. I thought the leather might stretch to fit my daughter, but I couldn't even get the sandal on her foot. Also, I would have had to go down a size for them to be the right length, and then they would have been ridiculously narrow. Weird sizing ruins a cute sandal.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

My daughter and I love these sandals, and she gets so many compliments on them. They look adorable on, and she can wear them while going sprinkling and doing other water-related things. They seemed to run slightly small, but maybe that was just the fit for my daughter. Also, the soles can be slightly slippery, as there is not too much grip on them. Overall, love them!

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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