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Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes The Original Sandal (Toddler/Little Kid) Reviews

106 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt a half size larger than marked"

93% "Felt true to width"

88% "No arch support"

Additional 86 The Original Sandal (Toddler/Little Kid) Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 23, 2011

Zeynep

from Austin, TX

I got these for my 4 year old son to wear at a wedding. Some reviews say that they are not unisex, which I do not agree with. He wore them with a pair pin striped of black linen shorts, white button down shirt, and a black vest. They went very well with his outfit and he got a lot of compliments so they go well with all kinds of different styles. He never complains that they are not comfortable. He's even worn them in the water and they still look great. His feet are on the wide side and once I stretched them by hand as the instructions in the box suggested they were wide enough and very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 23, 2011

Anonymous

from Indonesia

I bought this pair of sandals because I love the vintage look. Now I can't get them off my feet because they're very comfortable. I'd love to have more in different colors!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Swedish Hasbeens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 18, 2011

Amy B

from Houston, TX

These sandals are amazing! My daughter has been wearing hers every week in and out of water for the last 2 years and they are still practically new! The leather still looks great (we have the white) the stitching is still strong and intact and the footbed and sole are still going strong. Love them! I am purchasing her a new pair because she has finally outgrown them.

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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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 8, 2011

Anonymous

from florida

Love these sandals. They only come in whole sizes, so I think they run a little big. They do not show wear...and we all know a five year old is tough on shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: Primigi, Keds, Stride Rite

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 4, 2011

Anonymous

from North Branford, CT

My 7-yr old granddaughter (and I) just loved these. Plain, classic and age appropriate, they will look great with her summer dresses. As always, the service at Zappos is A+++. Happy in North Branford.

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 24, 2011

Anonymous

 

This will be the second pair of shoes I have purchased from Zappos. Serially, hassle-free. I love salt water sandals. I was not worried about the shoes not fitting because Zappos speedy return policy makes it easy. These sandals are great! My 3 1/2 year old loves them and they are very durable.

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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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 24, 2011

Anonymous

 

These are great shoes, and very versatile. My daughter, who does not find many shoes comfortable, loves these. We did have to buy one full size down.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 12, 2011

Melanie B

from Virginia

I love these sandals. They are true to size and great quality. These are the second pair I purchased for my daughter. I am a fan of Salt Water Sandals.

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  

June 27, 2011

Anonymous

from NC

I got these shoes for my daughter and she loves them. They look like and can be dressed up or down, and seem like they will hold up well. They fit well and seem comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Merced, Ca;ofprmoa

I realized I purchased the shoes a little big, but your company makes it very easy to return the products and you send them back quickly. I have used the salt water sandals for many years when my granddaughter was growing up and now I am purchasing them for my great granddaughter. Salt Water Sandal I feel are one of the best sandals for children.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stride Rite products

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 17, 2011

Anonymous

from VT

We love these sandals! All day everyday while on a beach vacation, in and out of the water, out to eat and they look as good as new! Get these!

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  

June 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Mount Pleasant, WI

I bought these sandals for both of my daughters. One daughter has very narrow and thin feet and sandals that fit are hard to find -- last year all she wore was flip flops. These fit her great and are comfortable! My other daughter has more "normal" feet and hers fit her great, too. They look cute with shorts and dresses. I am so happy that we found these!

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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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 28, 2009

Mary J

from Chardon, Ohio

The Salt Water Sandal I recieved was wonderful. It fit perfect and looks really cute. The quality was very good, and the shoe was well made. The delivery was perfect! Thanks!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 8, 2008

Anonymous

from New York

Great kid’s sandal - Bought this sandal for my 3 year old. We are in NYC which is very, very rough on shoes, and it is hard to keeps shoes looking clean and nice. These shoes still look brand new after 3 weeks of wear. And the style is very classic. Great shoe. Fit a little larger than is sized, so I had to return the 1st pair for a size smaller.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 28, 2008

Anonymous

from Williamsburg, Va

Love them - I had these shoes (a least 3 pair) while growing up and loved them. They hold up very well to all kinds of activities. Can be worn in warm weather rain and in the pool and ocean. Get them in tan and it will be the only shoes your kids need for the summer this year!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 17, 2008

Suze

from Portola, CA

The best sandal! I bought these sandals for my 3 year old grandson. His mother was so surprised because she wore Salt Water Sandals when she was growing up and she said they were her favorite sandals. She was so happy to find out that they still are making them. I was a hit!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 18, 2008

Anonymous

 

The perfect classic sandal - These sandals are perfect for boys and girls. It's hard to find a classic sandal for dress/casual for boys and these fit the bill perfectly! They are just as appropriate for toddlers as older children.

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  

March 8, 2008

Anonymous

from San Antonio, Texas

My 5 year old son likes these very much. The leather straps have a very soft backing and the sole is flexible. These will be perfect for the beach or the water park.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 30, 2007

Anonymous

from Fairfax, VA

Great and comfy sandals - My 3-year-old daughter loves these sandals. I first got the Tan color and then bought the Red ones. Very nice looking and comfortable. They go great with her summer outfits.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 21, 2007

Latoya

from Utah, but from Louisiana

Salt Water Sandals are the best - My son loves the fit and style of the sandals. I would never buy a sandal if it’s not Salt Water.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 10, 2007

Anonymous

from St. Petersbrug, Florida

Soft and easy - My 7 year old son loved them...went with the red...red is his color this year...this can be worn casually or for dress up occasions...a little on the big side but will get a couple year's worth of wear out of them. He gets a ton of compliments.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 23, 2007

Molly

from Indianapolis

Great for kids - Great look, nice support and easy clean-up. What more could you ask for in a child’s shoe?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 23, 2007

Robin W

from Greenville, SC

Salt h2o sandals - Love the sandals!!...so does my daughter...fit is good and style is timeless.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

April 21, 2007

Emily

from North Carolina

Just what I've been looking for - I have been searching for cute, comfortable sandals for my 3 1/2 year old son that can be worn to church or as everyday sandals. He has always worn cute sandals in the summer (Stride Rite), and as he gets older, the sandals get more clunky and casual looking. I was thrilled to find these low-profile shoes with such great reviews! I got them in tan, which is more orange than picture reveals. I also wish the buckle were not such a shiny gold color. After trying them on for the first time, my little boy ran around the house and outside without falling down or complaining. He has not worn them for hours at a time yet since the weather has been cooler than usual, but if the first time wearing them is any indication, he will love them! Thanks Zappos!!!

Brands I'd also 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 8, 2007

Anonymous

from Menlo Park, California

We love these sandals - These are classic children's sandals and they are adorable. My two year old and three year old sons wear them all summer. Soak them in water, stretch them out a bit and then put them on your children's feet and they will mold to the foot, so they are very comfortable. For wide feet, buy them a little bit big because the toe area is tight (even though it does stretch).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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