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  • The very Original Salt-Water® Sandals.
  • Specifically designed to be worn in and out of the water.
  • Water-friendly leather upper.
  • Breathable leather lining and footbed.
  • Ankle strap with buckle closure ensures a secure fit.
  • Hand stitched construction.
  • Brass buckles won't rust if you get them wet.
  • Vulcanized rubber outsole.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 5 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9 Toddler, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

52% Felt true to size
  • 21% Full size too large
  • 23% Half size too Large
  • 52% True to size
  • 3% Half size too small
  • 1% Full size too small
88% Felt true to width
  • 88% Felt true to width
  • 9% Felt narrower than marked
  • 3% Felt wider than marked
77% No arch support
  • 5% Excellent arch support
  • 18% Moderate arch support
  • 77% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • The very Original Salt-Water® Sandals.
  • Specifically designed to be worn in and out of the water.
  • Water-friendly leather upper.
  • Breathable leather lining and footbed.
  • Ankle strap with buckle closure ensures a secure fit.
  • Hand stitched construction.
  • Brass buckles won't rust if you get them wet.
  • Vulcanized rubber outsole.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 5 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9 Toddler, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

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

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 138 reviews.

Top Positive Review

3 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
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A classic, and for good reason. This is my 3.5-year-old daughter's third pair in three years. She wears these nearly every day in the summer, and they've held up so well that we can hand them down once she grows out of them. Only complaint is that there's no traction at all on the bottom, but as long as they're not worn on superslippery surfaces, they're perfect.

Read more » « Show less September 1, 2011 by Heather M
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Top Critical Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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I really don't understand the hype behind these poorly fitting shoes. I like that they seem to be made with quality materials, but the fit is terrible. I bought the silver pair for my 4-year old and while the footbed was the right length, the heel strap (not adjustable) is too long and her heel was always hanging off the back of the sandal, and left a good 1.5 to 2 inch bit of extra toe space in front, causing her to trip. We kept them for the following year to see if the fit would improve as she grew, but it never got better. If only we could adjust that back strap so her foot wouldn't keep falling off the back, these shoes would be okay. Even then, the weird, flat fit of the top straps and the complete lack of support really make it hard to find anything about these shoes to like. I know, I know, all the trendy moms will point at me and shout "blasphemer" at the playground tomorrow, but seriously, these shoes kind of stink.

Read more » « Show less August 8, 2013 by Maria
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love these sandals. Have purchased a new pair for my daughter each summer for the last 5 years. This pair would have been perfect except for some wonky stitching on the bottom of the sole. Returning for a non-defective pair.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Madison, WI
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these little Salt Water sandals! This is our third pair. We've purchased them for our daughter every summer for the past three years. They are a little tricky to break in. A good tip - let your little one splash around in a baby pool while wearing them. It really softens them up. Great quality. Durable. If you're in between sizes, I'd say size up. You lose a lot of width when you size down.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Missouri
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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I didn't look at the fit survey first and there weren't any comments in the actual reviews I read about the sizing. Be sure you are ordering one size down for your kiddo! They run a size large. My daughter has narrow, flat feet and the straps across the toes were tight for her but the inside lid of the box for the shoes shows you how to break them in so they won't cause blisters. It's a very well-made shoe that looks sturdy enough to last long enough to hand down to the next kid too.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from United States
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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I really don't understand the hype behind these poorly fitting shoes. I like that they seem to be made with quality materials, but the fit is terrible. I bought the silver pair for my 4-year old and while the footbed was the right length, the heel strap (not adjustable) is too long and her heel was always hanging off the back of the sandal, and left a good 1.5 to 2 inch bit of extra toe space in front, causing her to trip. We kept them for the following year to see if the fit would improve as she grew, but it never got better. If only we could adjust that back strap so her foot wouldn't keep falling off the back, these shoes would be okay. Even then, the weird, flat fit of the top straps and the complete lack of support really make it hard to find anything about these shoes to like. I know, I know, all the trendy moms will point at me and shout "blasphemer" at the playground tomorrow, but seriously, these shoes kind of stink.

I'd also recommend: Birki Kids, Keen, Umi

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from New York
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Loving these shoes! I'm an adult, size 5.5 and bought the Salt Waters in size 3. They fit great! Pretty comfy for walking in, considering they are flat sandals. I love the retro look, they work great with dresses or shorts.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Midwest
$38.00

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