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

84 reviews
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Overall Rating:

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Customer Fit Survey:

61% "Felt true to size"

75% "Felt true to width"

86% "No arch support"

Additional 39 The Original Sandal (Big Kid/Adult) Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes Reviews

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June 12, 2015

Kara

from San Diego, CA

These are incredibly comfortable. I had to buy a half-size larger than I usually wear. The matte red can go from casual to moderately dressy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 11, 2015

Anonymous

 

Love these! Only comment would be that the ankle strap may be too short for some. I have mine on the second or third to last hole, but for others this may be a problem. I plan to wear these to walk around Europe! Comfy but lacking in arch support. Still very comfortable for sandals though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 11, 2015

Anonymous

 

These are so cute, a great throwback sandal, I get constant compliments and inquiries about where I got them! They are a little stiff at first but I was surprised by how quickly they softened up, they rubbed the side of my foot a bit the first time I wore them only. I did need a 9 tho I usually wear an 8.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 10, 2015

Kara C

from Lima, OH

I call these my happy shoes! I ordered the red ones and the color is so fun! I would LOOOVE it if the put out a Kelly green pair! As far as comfort goes, it's amazing how good they feel without arch support, I can walk for hours without any problems. I wear size 8 and had to go with a pair of 9's, not a problem, they just run a bit small.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 6, 2015

Steph H

 

Super cute and comfy. My daughter wears these sandals for both dressy and casual. Love salt water!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 28, 2015

Valerie J

from Akron Ohio

These are wonderful shoes. Last several summers, are definitely tolerant of water! Run a little large.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 7, 2015

Anonymous

from utah

Love them. I am typically. 7-7.5, and ordered a 7. They are just right. I could probably get away with an 8 as well, but they might be a little wide. Wore them all day for the 1st time and they are so comfortable. No need to break them in. The gold color is really pretty and understated. Could be dressed up or down. Fyi, there is no arch support, as they are sandals...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 16, 2015

Taylor h

from Salt Lake City, Utah

I ordered the big kid 7 which is a women's 9 and they fit perfectly. I am usually a 8 1/2 so I am glad I went bigger instead of buying a 8. Can't wait to take them to the beach!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 4, 2015

Anonymous

from orlando, florida

I have them in blue and now silver; they are super comfortable and durable. As a true size 6.5 would love for them to carry half sizes but I make do with the size 6.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 19, 2015

Anonymous

 

I love these sandals! I have them in brown and red. I wear a 6½ or a 7. I ordered the big kids 5. The fit perfectly! They are so comfortable! They look adorable with shorts, skirts, dresses and jeans! I absolutely love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 10, 2014

Anonymous

from Ohio

I've read various places that you need to size down as Saltwaters run BIG - but I'd say that they are true to size. I wear an 8-8.5 depending on the brand… and I ordered an 8 - and I love them! They are marked with American sizing, not EU sizing, which is helpful. Very comfy, but no arch support, which doesn't bother me. They are shiny silver, and super comfy even when wet! I love taking my kiddos to the splash pad with these and I can walk thru the water and keep my sandals on! I hope these last me for years and years! Excellent purchase and will be my summer go-to shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 23, 2014

B.H.

from East Coast

Let me start by saying Zappos is insanely awesome when it comes to shipping! I ordered these on a Wednesday around 5pm, and I was hoping to get them for a beach trip I was taking on Saturday. I figured I'd try at least, and if they didn't come in time, it's was fine. They came Friday that Friday morning, so I was ecstatic! Now onto the shoes...I knew from reading reviews that I was probably going to have to stretch them. I have wide feet, and everything I read said they were narrow, but stretchable. However, once I got them I put them right on and my foot really didn't fit! At that point I was unsure I should even keep them, but I figured if they didn't fit after I wet them then I'd give them to my sister. I soaked them in warm water for about 5 minuets, and then I put them on. It was like magic! They slipped right on my foot! I kept them on until they dried, and they fit perfect now! I wore them to the beach, and left with them still looking great. They're very comfortable, and very cute! I'll probably get a few more colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 28, 2014

Rhonna

from Paradise

I have had my salt waters for 2 years and let me tell you these are probably the longest lasting shoes. I have worn them in almost every lake and stream and river, even the ocean. I'm a size 8 but the 7 fits me perfect. Best sandals ever. Definitely get them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Berkinstoks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 17, 2014

Julia W

from New York, NY

When I first got them they were a little stiff. So I filled the bath tub with about 8 inches of water, put my shoes on and stuck my feet in the tub for a minute or two. Then I walked around the house in my semi-wet sandals for a few minutes. Next time I went to wear them the leather was already soft and formed to my foot. The straps are super comfortable. The sole is very flat (as you can tell in the picture) so it doesn't have much support. But all around a great shoe and good quality for the price.

Brands I'd also recommend: birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 23, 2014

Anonymous

from Provo, UT

These sandals are great! So comfy and I can wear them all day long walking forever. Just make sure you check the sizing because I normally wear an 8 1/2 in women's and these are a 7 in Big Kids.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 18, 2014

R. S

 

These are timeless sandals for children. Easy on/off, comfortable, durable and an array of colors. Summer is right around the corner when you pull out the Salt-Waters!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Las Vegas

A little sizing help for those on the fence: These are really adult sizes, even though they say "Big Kid." My daughter wears a women's size 7 and I ordered a Big Kid 7 - which turned out to be a women's size 9. So, I am ordering Big Kid size 5 now, hoping it equates to a women's 7. Sizing issue aside, we love these sandals! My daughter has always worn these - from just walking to age 8 or so. Super comfortable and easy to take care of. In fact, my daughter stopped wearing these for a couple of summers because she wanted an "older" look (Yuck!) and has since changed her mind because she realizes just how comfortable they are and she misses all the color options. Win for mommy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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