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

130 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

66% "Felt true to size"

79% "Felt true to width"

82% "No arch support"

124 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

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

I really love these shoes! I must admit that I had a pair when I was a kid, so when I saw they had these for adults, I has to get a pair. I wear an 8.5, so I was afraid the woman's 8 would be too small, at first it was snug but as the packaging points out, it should fit that way and not be oversized. They conform to the foot after a day of wear, and now they are one of the most comfortable shoes I have. The only problem is that I have not been able to order the brown because it keeps selling out right away in my size.

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6 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/5/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Do not buy these if your child has wide feet or a high arched foot. My wide-footed daughter cannot fit her foot into the front strap area (and the shoe would still be too long) - she usually wears a 10.5 and I ordered a 10. My little girl with a high arch wears a 7.5 normally and the size 7 can just barely fit the top of her foot, but her toes don't reach past the front straps. She loves the shiny pink fuchsia though and I'm letting her wear them to hopefully stretch them out a bit prior to Easter. They are darling and nostalgic, I just wish the fit were different. Stride Rite has great options for feet like theirs.

Additional 110 The Original Sandal (Big Kid/Adult) Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes Reviews

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July 13, 2016

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

When I first tried these on ,they were a perfect fit. I am between an 8 and 81/2 and the 8 fit well. However, after a day of wear, I found these sandals to be terribly uncomfortable- no support at all. My feet ached for days after wearing them.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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July 1, 2016

Nicole

from Southern California

I absolutely love these sandals! They are super, super cute and really comfy. They are real leather and require a bit of breaking it to loosen them up a little but they are perfect with a sun dress on a hot summer day or with some cropped boyfriend jeans and a tank. If you are a half size, go up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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July 1, 2016

Heather I

from Bremerton, WA

These sandals are so comfortable and cute! I get so many compliments on them. I am going to order them in lots more colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 30, 2016

Karen C

from United States

My kids had these when they were little, and I always wanted a pair, but when they arrived I thought the quality was very poor. They look very cheaply made and look like they will fall apart quickly. I am returning them and am very sad. If they were cheaper, I'd keep them, but the cost is too much for the poor workmanship.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 30, 2016

Anonymous

 

I wear women's size seven shoes and these fit perfectly, feel great, look great dressed up a little, look great casual, and walk right in and out of the water and still look great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 29, 2016

Olivia Z

from Los Angeles, CA

I love these! They fit great, and are so adorable. The first day I wore them I was nervous I may need to break them in, but after day 1, they were very comfortable. I constantly get compliments on them!

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 11, 2016

Katy V

from Seattle

My girl loves these shoes. The gold feels fancy, the sandals so comfortable. The quality is high and they aren't high heels!

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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June 10, 2016

Anonymous

from Texas

Big kid 7 is women's size 9 perfect! Comfortable out of the box. My kids have had several pair and they outlast any other brand I have bought by far, so I thought that I would give them a try for myself. I am going to really test how well they hold up in water and wear them to float the river and water park instead of the usual ugly water shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 5, 2016

Anonymous

from Olympia

Just like I remember as a kid! The shiny yellow color is like a shot of sunshine! A fun shoe for summer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 25, 2016

Judy O

from Massachusetts

I love the look and feel of these sandals. My daughter wore them when she was little. I am a true 7-1/2 with a fairly wide foot. I ordered the Women's 8 because I worried about length. Good that I did because the length is perfect. I just hope they don't get too wide when wet. I think the 7's would have been too short, and I hate seeing toes too close to the edge of the shoe or even worse, hanging over! I bought them in shiny turquoise. Perfect and thought they don't have much support, they are surprisingly comfortable.

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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No arch support

 

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May 25, 2016

Natalie

from Ridgewood NY

I found them to be true to size. If you're in between sizes just size up. Very happy with my purchase. Thanks Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 20, 2016

Carole C

from st paul MN

Love these sandals! I chose these for my daughter four years ago, and they were her faves then. They held up well, were comfortable, and were super cute -- not too frilly and silly while still being childlike. This year I let my daughter browse Zappos and fill a cart with sandals she wanted to consider. This was the only pair she chose.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 15, 2016

Anonymous

from Washington State

Every spring I buy a new pair of these Saltwater Sandals. They last me two summers and they are so comfortable. Great sandals!! They fit true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 15, 2016

Anonymous

 

These are very comfortable sandals. I have had no significant rubbing, put several miles on them in the first few days. They are a little stiff at first, but have been softening up. They only have full sizes, and I tend to be an 8 or 8½. The size 8 fits me perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 14, 2016

Stephie F

from Austin, Texas

Super cute sandals. Super comfortable. My girlfriends ordered them, too. Bought them for my daughter, too (3 1/2). Goes with everything!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 13, 2016

Nicole H

from Charlotte, NC

Love these shoes! They are so comfy. They didn't come in half sizes so I ordered up and they fit perfectly.

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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May 11, 2016

Ella B

from Texas

We have bought many pairs of Salt Water Sandals. This is the first pair we purchase thats made from synthetic material, not leather!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 11, 2016

Lenora M

 

I absolutely love this shoe! Comfy, stylish, and perfect for the beach! It does run a size small, so order the next size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 27, 2016

Lindsey

from Yakima, Wa

Love these sandals! First pair of sandals I have never had to break in. I have true flintstone feet, very wide, and these fit great. Wet them slightly the first wear as recommended and they fit like a glove!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 27, 2016

Anonymous

from Santa Fe, NM

As always, well made sandals from my childhood. That said, that's where they belong...my childhood. Just not attractive on the foot of an older woman, and my feet are nice. I just looked ridiculous.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 18, 2016

Anonymous

from RIngwood, NJ

Super comfortable from the minute you put them on. And they really look great on. They look more stylish on than they appear in the photo. I highly rate these sandals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 29, 2016

Dvnmsm78

from Oregon

I have very wide feet that swell and it is hard to find sandals that really fit me comfortably. I had these as a kid and they were recommended to me by someone else with wide feet. When they arrived, I was very disappointed to see that I could not get them on very far, so I followed the box advice and got them wet. I wore them around wet and like magic, they stretched out to fit me perfectly and I have not looked back since. I'm now back for another pair in a different color. I wear anywhere between a 9-10 in US sizes depending on the brand and style of show. I ordered the 7 in these (which is a US 9) and they fit me perfectly! If you have wide feet too, don't be shy about ordering these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 24, 2016

Julie

from Arlington, VA

These shoes are the perfect red! I ordered down a size from my usual 8-8.5 and got a 7 and they were just right. I have a slim foot and I don't feel like they widen them as much as others have said! I am definitely ordering them in gold as well. People are constantly complimenting me on them!

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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March 16, 2016

Anonymous

from atlanta

I'm really confused about the sizing. A woman's 8 in not an 8, its a 6. why is there a big kid size? order 2 sizes up. i REALLY wanted to wear these to florida this weekend. :(

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2016

Anonymous

from San Diego

I love these shoes, they are so comfortable and cute. I wore them the first time on a trip to the zoo and they where beyond comfortable. I've had other sandals that usually take a little bit of time to break in but not these ones.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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