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Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes Sun-San - Sharks (Toddler/Little Kid) Reviews

67 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

69% "Felt true to size"

77% "Felt true to width"

49% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 47 Sun-San - Sharks (Toddler/Little Kid) Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes Reviews

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May 26, 2011

Anonymous

from California

These are perfect sandals for everyday or dress up wear. The leather is nice and soft and doesn't chafe. They fit our son true to size and look very cute on. He says they're comfy and keep his feet cool, so he's happy with them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stride Rite, Teva, Chaco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 21, 2011

Anonymous

 

These sandals are adorable! I am thrilled to have found a sandal that actually buckles on rather than velcro with a fake buckle for looks. This ensures a secure fit for my daughter. I also appreciate this style where the toes are covered a bit more as my daughter has some orthopedic issues and drags her toes a bit, these protect her little feet and look great too! I wish they would make this style in larger sizes too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago

This sandal looks great and is comfortable [nice and flexible] for my 2 year old. As some of the other reviewers have mentioned, this shoe does run a size small when you take into account where the upper is placed on the sole (toes can't extend the full length of the sole since it's closed). My daughter's foot runs on the small side, but we still had to return the first pair we ordered for a larger size. But I'm glad we did as she's already had much use of them, and summer hasn't even started! It's a versatile style: works dressed-up or dressed-down. My older daughter has the original salt water sandal (also a Zappos purchase) and she loves those, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Great sandal, but not a great fit if your child has feet with high arches.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 12, 2011

Anonymous

 

These shoes are my favorites for summer for my boys. They are water safe. They look cool and are inexpensive. They are comfortable. I love the colors. I only wish they came in bigger sizes. What could be better? Thank you Zappos! I never would have found them with you. But Zappos always rocks!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naturino

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 11, 2011

Jess B

from Nashville

I had been wanting to buy this style since last year. I wore this brand as a child and still do wear the adult style and love it! The sharks run true to size and are absolutely adorable! The only drawback for us is that my son (2 years old) has wide feet. The sides rub his inside arches and create blisters. I am hoping we will get them broken in and this will no longer happen. Right now, he doesn't want to wear them, so we're going to let them rest a while until he's ready to give them another try. I would say that if your little one has narrower to average width feet, these should be comfy with no break in period at all.

Brands I'd also recommend: for kiddos with wider feet, I recommend Stride Rite

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 4, 2011

Jerica H

from Tennessee

Love! This is the cutest sandal ever, my son gets so many compliments when he wears this shoe and the quality is amazing!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 23, 2011

Anonymous

from The Woodlands, Tx

My 10 year old wore Salt Water shoes from 2 until she grew out of them. Every summer we bought 2 pair of white and several other colors. So, I was excited to start my youngest on them now. I ordered these because the sandals met strict specifications for playground safety at her preschool. The toes and heels had to be mostly closed to prevent injuries from mulch and twigs. Received them today and they fit perfectly. However, there is absolutely no growing room. The originals I also ordered provided plenty. I suggest ordering a size larger for this style as I think the closed back design pushes the foot forward naturally.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2010

Anonymous

from Tucson, AZ

My daughter loves these shoes - they are comfortable, and she can\'t get them undone by herself (unlike with velcro shoes), so they actually stay on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 16, 2010

Yummymommyx2

from Stone Mtn, GA

I ordered Hoy Sun-San Sharks sandals for my 17 month old twin boys. I wanted something that was classic, well-constructed and durable. Well, summer is over and these sandals look barely worn! They wore these all summer, at the playground, sand box and to the beach. It was worth the cost and I will be buying new ones for next summer! Thanks Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: See Kai Run

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 16, 2010

Debra D

from Sherman Oaks, CA

These are by far the best sandals we\'ve ever purchased for our daughter. She looks at a new pair of shoes as a challenge - in a "what can I do to these?" sort of way. The Sharks have held up through it all. Water check. Sand check. A busy 3 year old check. My favorite part? Unlike every other pair of white sandals we\'ve ever had, the toes on these are still unscraped!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 22, 2010

Anonymous

from CO

Ordered these sandals for my son and they are a true to size and not to mention adorable. Great sandal, well worth the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 3, 2010

Kirby W

from Florence, SC

I absolutely love these sandals for my little girl. This is her 3rd summer and she has worn salt water sandals for each one! That's about 2 pairs a summer because of her growing feet. If I could she'd have them in every color. This was my first time ordering from Zappos, but I will gladly do it again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 25, 2010

Anonymous

from N.C.

I love these for my 3.5 year old daughter. They are a classic that do equally well with casual or dressy outfits. I did have to return the first pair and order the next size up. I like that she never trips over the toe the way she often does with other new sandals, I guess because of the way the sole is constructed. Only possible drawback is that she can\'t really fasten the buckles by herself, but that doesn\'t bother me a ton.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 21, 2010

Kimberly B

from Alabama

I have been looking for a pair of sandals that will wear well, look attractive, and hold up to a two year old that loves to play in the sand. Thanks Zappos for carrying such a great product.

Brands I'd also recommend: footmates

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 14, 2010

Lisa

from Virginia

I cannot say enough good things about these sandals! Firstly, I have a 3yr old, and have purchased the Hoy Original Salt Water Sandal, in at least four colors, every year for her, and they are the best. They are just a basic, plain leather sandal that goes with everything. I hate the new sandals with all the characters and rhinestones on them, so these add a classy touch to any outfit. This year I decided to try this version of their sandal, and am just as pleased as with the originals. The extra cushion of the sole is nice, and the leather always wears well, and forms to the foot. I agree with the other reviewers, that these run about a half-size shorter than the other Hoy sandals, so you may want to go a size up. My daughter wears a size 7 in the original version, with growing room. The size 7 in this Sharks version fits her perfectly, without any growing room. Either way, Hoy is my absolute favorite sandal for my daughter, although I do wish the Sharks version came in more colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 9, 2009

Kirsten K

from Minneapolis, MN

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Hoy Sun-San Sharks. Have purchased other Hoy styles for my daughter in the past but these are by far the best fit and most comfortable for her. The thicker sole gives her more traction when walking. I cannot say enough good things about this sandal. As always, Zappos was fabulous. I ordered a size too small and called to exchange and had the larger pair the next afternoon. You cannot beat Zappos excellent customer service which is why I always shop Zappos first.

Brands I'd also recommend: Livie and Luca, See Kai Run

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 31, 2009

Anonymous

from Long Beach, CA

These are much cuter in person and have a thicker sole than the "original" style, and appear to be more comfortable. However, I'd order 1/2 or 1 size larger since there is a strap along the toes. My daughter wears a toddler 6 in Salt Water's original style sandals so I ordered a 6 in these...but because of the strap along the toes I think she will outgrow them soon.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 20, 2009

Anonymous

from Saegertown, PA

Well made, very true to size. Very cute and well made. My daughter is a 5 and 1/2 and I got the 5. They fit very snug. I would probably suggest ordering up if you fall on the half a size mark. The leather is soft and the sole very substantial. Great for a toddler.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 16, 2011

Jackie R

from New York, NY

This is a great pair of shoes that match everything for my daughter. She is very active and she has no problem running in these or climbing up slides or the jungle gym. My two complaints are that the ankle strap is a bit large for my daughter so we poked an extra hole in and the fact that that top flap was cutting into my daughter so we cut it back - now they are perfect. They look adorable with shorts, dresses, or pants and they clean very well with a magic eraser.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 9, 2011

Dee

from cali

Love the shoes. So does my daughter, but it's a bit too small. Toes were peeking out! Returning for a different salt water style.

Brands I'd also recommend: see kai run, simple, pediped

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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April 29, 2011

Anonymous

 

These were really cute but my daughter couldn't get them on her foot, even unbuckling them all the way. She's normally between a 7.5-8 and narrow but an 8 in these didn't even work. We'll try some that don't come as high up the ankle.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love this sandals! They look great on my son, and he loves them... They are very comfy and stylish...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 17, 2012

Karen C

from Philadelphia

I love these sandals. I bought them for my daughter in navy blue in the Spring. She had a growth spurt and grew out of them and when I went to reorder in June there were no more navy available. I am glad as I never would have known how adorable the brown were. She can run and jump in these and I can clean them easily. Our favorite go to footwear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 23, 2012

Cassie S

from Enumclaw, WA

Super cute and great shoe for toddlers. I feel like salt water sandals run a big so order a half size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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