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

57 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%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.

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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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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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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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Fit Rating

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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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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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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2 people found this review helpful  

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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July 2, 2011

Anonymous

 

There is nothing bad to say about these adorable shoes. They are as popular among little girls and big. Leather is the key to their longevity and this is actually not my first pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 19, 2011

Anonymous

from Idaho

Love these shoes! Fit great! Always fit a little better after worn a couple times, a little tight at first. Of course, I love the shiny purple!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 22, 2011

Courtney P

from Portland, Or

I love my saltwater sandals as much as I did when I was a kid. They look cute with everything. The color is so fun it brightens up any outfit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 6, 2010

Anonymous

from Petaluma, CA

Great, classic sandal. Very comfortable from the first day and it’s great that they can wear them in the water without damaging them, too! Worth the money! They tend to run on the larger size rather than smaller.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keds classic white sneakers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 16, 2007

Anonymous

from New Mexico

Very pleased - We got these for my 9 year old daughter who has a hard time finding the right shoe. She needed something for the summer that would endure summertime, and was age appropriate (very hard to do these days), and could also look sweet for church. Also, her feet are wide and these fit just right. She also liked the strap at the heel to keep them on while she was running down the block. And they came in hot pink - what else could a girl want?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 4, 2006

Elizabeth

from A Midwestern State, USA

Great Sandals! Review by an 11 year old: This is a pretty sandal. It is also good for those with wide feet. They are good to play in. I recommend this sandal to other people.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any of this brand

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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2 people found this review helpful  

July 11, 2005

Leslie

from Redmond, Washington

A classic in a new role - My daughter and two other girls wore the shimmery light pink Salt-Water sandals as part of their junior bridesmaid outfits in a relative's wedding. I grew up wearing Salt-Waters and wouldn't have thought of them with a formal dress, but they were lovely! And of course, they were completely comfortable. Now, my daughter can wear the sandals to play for the rest of the summer. Zappos was the only place I could find her size in the right color--thank you!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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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  

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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2 people found this review helpful  

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  

May 16, 2011

Margaret

from Kentfield, CA

I got the yellow ones - super cute in the box but not so cute on my feet! The length was just right, but too wide even for my fat feet! I really wanted to like them, but I'm sending them back. Also, the sole is absolutely flat, so don't expect any arch support.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 19, 2005

Anonymous

from Seattle, Washington

Good Stuff - The shoe is really comfortable, I didn't have to break them in.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 2, 2011

Anonymous

 

I purchased my regular size (9) and they feel a bit snug in comparison to a pair I already own. I attribute it to the shiny "patent" finish. They loosened up quite a bit over the course of one day of wear.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 21, 2011

Vanessa S

from Tampa, Florida

Gorgeous! Classic. The sizing is very difficult to get right. My son wears an 11.5 toddler, but I had to order and re-order his until we arrived at the 9 that fit. I usually wear an 8.5, but the size 8 that seemed logical had my toes almost hanging off. I am re-ordering mine, because they are wonderful looking and I am all about classic looks.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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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

 

Poor 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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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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