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

124 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

65% "Felt true to size"

79% "Felt true to width"

83% "No arch support"

119 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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5 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 119 The Original Sandal (Big Kid/Adult) Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes Reviews

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August 5, 2016

Anonymous

 

Very comfortable! They run true to size, and the leather takes awhile to break in. Wouldn't recommend wearing them if you are standing on your feet all day, not much support.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 3, 2016

Wendy

from Miami

Considering that these are flat, leather sandals, I expected them to be much more comfortable that they were. Granted, I did not get them wet and then wear them as is suggested on the box, but I didn't think it was worth trying to make them more comfortable when other pairs from other brands (BOC and Teva) were cuter styles that were instantly comfortable and more supportive.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 27, 2016

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, Ca

Love these sandals. They were a bit tight at first try, but they quickly became quite comfortable. I'm planning on purchasing another pair or two.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 24, 2016

Cannoli

from Napa Valley

I love these sandals! Growing up, these were my go-to sandals, and I love them just as much as a thirty-something. They are classically stylish, and for me, the red goes with just about every outfit I own. Super cute with jean shorts and just as flattering with flowy summer dresses. I'm classically a size 8, and these fit perfectly. No break in period needed--they fit just right from the first wear. Highly worth the purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 24, 2016

SilverStreak

from Mt. Horeb, WI

I wore these adorable and fun sandals (which perfectly match my silver hair!!) last night at our card club as I wanted to try them out indoors for an extended time. After wearing for about 1-1/2 hours, the right sandal (on my larger foot) started feeling uncomfortably tight. I tried stretching the top part per the instructions, & that loosened them a bit...but still too tight! ?? I considered standing outside in the rainstorm to get them wet (also per the instructions), but that was impractical during our card game!! ?? After another hour or so, much to my relief & surprise, all was well!! I was very glad as I had really wanted to keep these stylish and sensibly flat numbers!! BTW, they also received rave reviews from the other 5 ladies playing cards!! And--if I didn't already have a lot of footwear (!! ??)--I'd love to get another pair in a different color!! P.S. For those unfamiliar with this brand, as I had been, know that the words "Salt Water" are embossed on both of the outer-facing sides of the middle straps (if that makes sense! ??). Initially, this was off-putting as I generally don't like product branding on my clothing/shoes. However, after getting over my initial dismay, this wasn't a bother as it IS quite subtle...and, now that I've fallen in love and "in step" with my first pair of Salt Water sandals, this feature is endearingly quirky!! Many thanks for a sweet addition to my wardrobe for our youngest son's wedding in Seattle where even frequent rain will not hurt my new summer sandal acquisition!!! ????? P.P.S. I indicated "moderate arch support" for my fairly high arches. Not sure if more flat-footed wearers would need more support??

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 14, 2016

Sharon

from Peru Vermont

Bought for a friend, she said"can you be in love with a sandal" ! Love them! I have a pair also , love them! Sharon

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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July 14, 2016

Anonymous

from El Sobrante, CA

What a wonderful throwback shoe! I remember these from my childhood and absolutely LOVE them. They are comfortable, vibrant and fun to wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 14, 2016

Deborah V

from Brooklyn,, New York

Best sandals ever. You don't have to break them in. Comfortable from day one.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 13, 2016

Connie

from New England

I love salt water sandals, but bummed my feet are in between the sizes, I wear a woman 8 1/2 and I ordered an 8 I felt like my toes were to the end so I tried a 9 and they are way too big, so for that reason I am returning them, I love the red, its a vibrant red ( I was looking for more of a barn colored red) but these are a pretty sandal...and salt waters are a little wide

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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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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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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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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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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