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

55 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

90% "No arch support"

53 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 35 The Original Sandal (Big Kid/Adult) Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes Reviews

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March 16, 2014

Anonymous

 

Normally a 6.5 and wear salt waters in a 4 and I have slightly wide feet. I've been wearing these for years and continue to find myself buying more in different colors! My only complaint is that for some reason when I first receive a new pair, they feel sort of uneven in size (right side tighter than left) but that may be just because my feet aren't identical in measurement. Even so, I forget about that once I break into them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 12, 2014

Shani h

from long island, ny

Awesome sandals. Wish they came in my size. This is the second year I've ordered these for my daughter. They're comfortable, age appropriate and beautiful.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 16, 2013

Anonymous

 

Adorable and very comfortable! I wore these walking in Walt Disney World with no issues. I wish Zappos kept more colors in stock!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 27, 2013

MegBrooklyn

from Brooklyn, NY

I love these sandals for kids, they are the best. I did not like them for myself at all. Too wide, too flat, too masculine-looking...just not cute or attractive for a woman. They were very comfortable but I had to return because they were not at all flattering. I'm still buying them for the little ones though!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 14, 2013

Kelly

from United States

I have the red, and I LOVE them. They look really cute with jeans and a tee shirt, and they seem virtually indestructible to me. I plan to get another color next Spring, maybe silver and a pair for my 3 year old, who wants some for herself (but she's in between sizes now, so we need to wait until her feet are a half size larger). The lack of arch support is no problem for me, but may be for some. I practically live in Havaianas during warmer months (and even when it's cool -- I'm like a little kid, and would rather be barefoot year round if I could get away with it), so I'm used to a shoe that more or less feels like walking barefoot. If you need a more constructed shoe, these likely won't work. Also, I have a wide-ish foot. I don't have to order wide shoes, but I do find that narrow designs don't fit well. Danskos are my go-to shoe when I actually need my toes to be enclosed. These are perfect for my sorta wide feet, but my understanding is that they can be adjusted and tightened up a bit... you get them wet, tighten the straps, wear them while they dry, and they are meant to mold to your foot. I haven't done this myself, but imagine it would be necessary for someone with a particularly slender foot. I can't say enough good things about this shoe. If you like a crunchy look, these are perfect. Certainly not elegant or chic, but a little funky, and fun. I get compliments and questions about them every time I wear them. Every single time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 14, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love these sandals. They are so comfortable, and pretty. I wear them to work and out for the evening, they go with everything.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 9, 2013

Anonymous

from brooklyn

I love Salt Waters more than pretty much every other shoe. It's really key to make sure these fit you snugly enough, as they tend to stretch out and adjust as time goes on. I'm an 8 and I bought a Youth 6 and it's the perfect fit. They are comfortable and durable, and look just as at home with jeans or shorts at the beach as they do with a summer dress at a garden party. Love.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bass, Worishofer

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

The shoes looked great, but did not have my size, 8. So I got the 9 to see how it would fit and they are huge! They most likely fit a size 11. WAY TOO BIG. I think my size would be a 6/7.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 5, 2013

Amanda

from Alexandria, VA

Absolutely love 'em! I bought a pair for my daughter (4) and then decided to buy a pair for myself. I have slightly wide, size 7, feet. I bought the youth 5/women 7 and they fit perfectly. I put them on the first day I received them, wore them the entire day and no absolutely no discomfort. They are super cute with wide leg pants, crops, maxi, etc. I'll be back for another pair in a different color soon!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 9, 2013

Nicole

from Brooklyn

I am usually a 9 but often get 8/8.5 sandals. I got the red 8 based on reviews. However they still are about a half size too large (with my heel in the strap, there's about an inch of space in front of my toe). I usually wear medium width and these seem extra wide, too. I won't keep them because the manufacturer doesn't recommend wearing too large a size, and I think my feet will probably shift around in them too much. All in all, despite it being youth/adult, I don't think a shape adjustment is made for adults, the shape seems like it would fit well on kids because their feet are chubbier.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Monrovia, CA

I ordered this shoe for my daughter who has long, narrow feet for her age. It is hard to find her a sandal that is age appropriate. Unfortunately, her feet are too narrow to wear these. So sad to send these back. She has been wearing these since she could walk.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bass

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 26, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love these sandals. Super simple. Look great with everything. Comfy right out of the box. Practically impossible to ruin/get dirty.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 23, 2013

Kate C

from Ann Arbor, MI

I love my Saltwaters! At first I was skeptical because they reminded me so much of the sandals I used to wear as a kid and I didn't want to look juvenile - but they are the best! After you get them fully wet and let them form to your feet, you will love them. I did get one blister from mine, but I had worn them for a very long day that included a lot of walking. I will definitely be buying more Saltwater sandals for the upcoming summer! :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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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!

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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!

 

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