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

57 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

91% "No arch support"

55 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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2 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 37 The Original Sandal (Big Kid/Adult) Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes Reviews

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April 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Seattle

These shoes are cute if you're looking for something fun to wear this spring and summer. I had these as a kid and couldn't resist buying some now--and I think they wear well even as a woman. They fit great and I recommend them!

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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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 18, 2013

Felicia R

from Monrovia

My daughter loves these sandals. Great choice for little girls that wear women's sizes. Cute on women as well. These sandals are very durable and waterproof. At the end of the summer they still look new. Great sandal for the price.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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August 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

For my kids these are the perfect summer sandals. They can get sopping wet and still look great. I always order one size larger than they wear and they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 20, 2012

Anonymous

from NYC

These are adorable and, unlike so many sandals, have plenty of room across the toes -- great for wide feet. The leather is insanely comfortable. No blisters, which is very rare for me. The one drawback is the footbed is flat as a pancake and kind of hard -- nice for style, but not so great for support or cushioning. But it's easy to add an insert since they aren't too tight.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Sacramento, CA

These shoes are just like the childrens version. But they run small. I usually wear a size 9 and had to order a 10.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 10, 2012

Anonymous

 

The best shoes ever! My daughter has had a pair every year and they are super comfy from day one and they last!! The silver looks super cute with everything! :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Lawrence, KS

I love these sandals! I was looking for a simple, gold sandal for the summer and these are perfect. One word of warning - they are a little uncomfortable during the first couple of wears - the stitching on the inside of the shoe was rubbing the bottom of my feet - but if you continue to get them wet (as directed) and wear them, they break in really nicely.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 15, 2012

Anonymous

from New York

So cute. I loved them but had to send back because the ankle strap is really short. I don't have weird ankles, it's the sandal. I am bummed out.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 8, 2012

Christina B

from United States

I love these shoes! They were tight at first, but following directions I found online, I got them wet, and wore them until they dried and now they fit perfectly! They are a bit flat, but I expected them to be.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Illinois

I have been getting these shoes for 3 years now! Last summer I got a womens 6, so I figured I would be a 7 this summer. The sandal looks about an inch and a half bigger than one size smaller! Overall they are good sandals.

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva

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

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 1, 2012

Jane

from MA

These sandals are great! I'm a women's 9-9.5, and the 7/9 fit great, and will still fit great if the leather stretches a bit. The red is a fantastic color. I have narrow, flat feet, and these fit snugly enough for me. The leather is soft and doesn't feel like it will chafe. The soles are nice and sturdy. My only worry is that the stitching around the edge of the toe is pretty raised - the bottoms of my toes will have to toughen up!

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 23, 2012

Jenny

from Virginia

I love these shoes! Very comfortable for a sandal. They are a little wider than I thought they would be, which is ok since I have wide feet. Next time I might order a smaller size so I can mold them to my feet. Straps fit comfortably and don't rub my feet. I will definitely be ordering another pair and a pair for my mom!

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

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Barrington, IL

I bought the red and they're adorable. I normally wear a 9 or 9.5 and in these sandals my toes were right at the edge of the sandal. My daughter wears an 8 or 8.5 so I had her try them on and they fit her perfectly. I've just reordered them for myself in a 10 and I can't wait for them to get here!

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

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2012

Anonymous

 

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.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stride Rite

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Gabby

from honolulu

Comfortable and slightly big. I normally wear a 7.5 and these fit! So go up a size if you are normally a half size! Bought them in Black too! The black were more stretched out, they felt wider than the red.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

I love these shoes. Loved them in brown/tan -- they've lasted forever. I'd been eyeing yellow shoes but being a full-time mom, it's hard to sport yellow wedge platforms at the park. These are the perfect way to adopt this this trend and get a shoe I can wear all summer. Remember that they start snug, follow the instructions to properly place the straps and they will form to your feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 19, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is my first pair of salt water sandals and I absolutely LOVE them! Great quality and super comfortble! You will not regret this purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great easy summer sandal. Not suitable for very narrow feet, but a good value and charming colors and old fashioned styling. Love.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 6, 2012

Jaclyn L

from Upstate, New York

I bought these for myself and my toddler in the red. The adult sizes run pretty true. I typically wear a 6.5-7 and I got the Youth 5/Women's 7 in the red. They fit well and we're comfortable. The ankle strap is a little tight at first but it gives quickly. The red is a nice deep color, I love it. I'll likely be ordering matching pairs of these for my daughter and myself every year until we have all the colors, I really do love this flat sandal.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 29, 2012

Michelle D

from Seattle,WA

Really cute but runs small. I understand this sandals is supposed to fit like a glove but cutting off circulation is a bit much. I ordered the Youth 7/ woman's 9 because all the other reviews said this shoe was wide -- it's not -- and this was way too small. They went back.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Seattle

I love these sandals. They fit true to size and move well with my foot. I'll wear these all summer long. The silver color goes with everything.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

July 19, 2011

Anonymous

 

I am an adult and I bought a pair because they look so darn cute. Well, they are moderately comfortable (I usually wear Birkenstocks) and they visually widen the foot. Really, this is not a sophisticated choice for an adult. I should know better.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 7, 2011

Anonymous

 

Stretches wider than I would have liked. Does not have any arch support. Cleans up well and great for sand, pool, etc. Youth/Adult 7 is a Women's size 9.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 6, 2011

Tizadora

from Seattle, WA

I love these! I am already planning on getting the red ones. It feels like it's part of me when I walk. I dress it up or down. I can wear it anywhere. My friends and family have complimented on how cute that it was gold.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 4, 2011

Anonymous

 

Really liked the shoe. Unfortunately too gold for me (size 11). Fit nicely, very secure feeling (vs. my treasured rainbow flip flops) wish Zappos had a brown or navy or red.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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