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

132 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

14%Rated 4 stars

1%Rated 3 stars

1%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

81% "No arch support"

Additional 87 The Original Sandal (Big Kid/Adult) Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 1, 2008

Carrie H

from Davis, California

Cute Sandals! I love that it's so simple and youthful. The leather gets nice and supple and the sole is thick enough for comfortable walking while thin enough to still look good. I wear these to school everyday and they're great. They seem to go with everything I wear. They don't have any arch support, so they won't be the best if you're planning a whole day's worth of walking. Other than that, I recommend these sandals for Spring, Summer, and early Autumn. I'm a size 5.5 in normal women's shoes. I bought a size 4 for these sandals because of what people suggested. Works out just as advised.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 25, 2007

Anonymous

from NYC

Good sandal - Well made, they don't pinch your toes, and are overall a good sandal, but a little too flat. I wish they had a little bit of cushioning.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 29, 2007

Luna

from Seattle

I love these shoes! The sizing is very odd though - I ordered a youth size 6 which fits my normally women's size 8.5 foot. The quality doesn't seem as high as I remember from the past, but the look and memories these shoes provide more than make up for it!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 1, 2007

Anonymous

from East Bay, California

Good flat sandal - This is a great shoe. I’ve been wearing them since I was little. Sizing is odd; the youth 4 is a women's 6 I think. The "tan" was sort of a funny rust color, kind of misleading, but they are so cute I kept them anyway and oddly enough they match most outfits.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 19, 2005

Anonymous

from California

Like the Shoes - The shoes are not exactly true to the size a size 6 in youth is a SMALL womens 8, so be careful when you order. They arent very comfortable after walking in them for a while. They dont have ANY support so you feel every bumb and rock on the ground. They are a fashion yes this summer though. Sometimes it hurts to be cute. Enjoy!

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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1 person found this review helpful  

March 28, 2016

Dunnea R

from Elizabethton, TN

Last summer my cousin's girlfriend wore these at the beach and I knew I had to have them. I am a 7 1/2 and I usually size down for sandals and clogs that only run in whole sizes, but size up for boots in the winter so I can wear thicker socks. I have a foot that is a bit wide with short toes, more comfortable in Reebok than Nike, and if a style of shoe offers both medium and wide, I always try on the wide - half the time I will end up buying a wider width if available. I had to return the 5/7 I originally ordered (as most people recommend for a 7 1/2) because my heel hung slightly off the back and even though the leather felt as though it would stretch, the width of the sole across the ball of my foot was snug. I just got the replacement pair of 6/8 today. I was afraid there might be too much empty space at the toe, since my toes are short, but the fit is perfect. My heel sits just right and there is just enough room in the width to be a bit loose but not "too big" loose. If you are a narrow 7 1/2, the 5/7 may be OK, but if you are medium width or slightly wider at the ball of the foot, get the 6/8. I love these and may have to get them in red and navy, too.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

March 6, 2016

Margaret E

from Colorado Springs, CO

I was so excited to find out that Salt Water Sandals I wore as a child come in adult sizes! I read other reviews and really did my homework on the sizing. I was also concerned about comfort due to plantar fasciitis but reviews were positive as far as that was concerned. The sizing was spot on for me, I wear a size 7. As far as comfort so far so good. I live in a state where it is still too cold to wear them outside so I have been testing them in the house. I can occasionally wear some shoes with no arch support all day and have no pain and luckily this was a brand that worked for me. As with any leather shoe wearing them over time will give you that perfect fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 26, 2012

Lk

from anchorage ak

I loved wearing these as a kid, but they have not been available in stores for some years. I did a quick search and sure enough I found them here. I found them to be true to size and still just as comfortable as ever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Portland, Oregon

I've worn saltwaters every summer since I can remember. The last pair I bought lasted 7 years of near constant wear. If only more retailers carried adult sizes.

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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March 24, 2018

Anna

from Chicago

Im not sure what all the confusion and issues with sizing is on these shoes. It's pretty black and white on here- zappos did all the work and converted the sizing for you. I wear a U.S. 8.5/9 and ordered a 9- which is a 7-since I have wide feet. They fit perfect. They are seriously the most comfortable shoes ever and the leather straps aren't too stiff nor do they cut in anywhere. I got these to wear as my everyday summer sandal that will be comfortable to wear and walk everywhere- a hard combo to find when you have wide feet! Love them!

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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March 22, 2018

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Anonymous

 

My Daughter wears a pair every year yellow looks nice and she loves yellow so perfect for summer dresses

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 22, 2018

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Anonymous

 

Bought for wife and she loves them thx Zappos for over night delivery got them just in time for her birthday

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 21, 2018

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Anonymous

 

We love saltwater sandals :)

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

 

Poor Support

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March 20, 2018

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Anonymous

 

Love love love!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 4, 2018

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Anonymous

 

Beautiful color, perfect fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 15, 2017

Anonymous

 

I love these they are so comfortable for flat sandals. It really makes a difference one you wet them down and wear them. I have them in three colors I love them so much. they do run big. I usually wear a7.5 or 8 and I sized down to a 7 in these. Perfect

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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No arch support

 

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October 23, 2017

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Katherine

 

I love my saltwater sandals!! I wear them all the time with all types of outfits. They can truly been worn in lots of water and still look fabulous! New favorite.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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October 4, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Love these. Great color choices. Stand up to wear and tear. Can't go wrong with these.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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August 13, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Very flat sole but comfortable for me. I'm a true 8.5 women's and in these I needed a 7. Cute with jeans and skirts. Have the black and brown and they go with everything. You can go in the ocean or hose off outside no problem. Great sandal.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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August 11, 2017

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Anonymous

 

I wore these as a kid and buy them for all my girls so I took a chance and got some for myself. Despite having no arch support, they are very comfortable and I can walk a couple miles in them with no problems. I prefer leather shoes and these were an awesome value/ looking forward to using these the next few summers!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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June 26, 2017

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W P

 

These are the BEST sandals! I looked for the right pair of sandals for years & these are the best! I can walk all day long in them & have no blisters or hot spots. When I first got them I soaked them in water then wore them around the house all day & they have been perfect. You really can wear them in the water too. Fashionable, functional, reasonably priced, & they've held up nicely so far. The BEST!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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June 18, 2017

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Lily

 

AMAZING FOR THE BEACH, SO COMFORTABLE AND THEY GO 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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June 5, 2017

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Anonymous

 

A childhood memory, to my adult life reality!! These were my favorite sandal as a kid, I was ecstatic to find them in my adult size! I love the durability and that they go with anything and everything!!! They also seem to wanna last forever!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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June 2, 2017

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Anonymous

 

These are a flat flexible sole foot forming very comfortable all leather sandal. I wear an 8 US women's; the 6 Saltwater fit comfortably.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 20, 2017

Anonymous

 

If you need arch support these sandals are not for you. If you need shock absorption, ditto. If your feet tend to run slightly wide (as mine do) you may like these. I typically run between a 7.5 and 8 in US women's shoe sizes. In these sandals I purchased the Big Kid size 6/Women's 8. There is a tiny amount of extra space at the front for me (a few millimeters), but it does not prohibit walking and when I've outright asked others if it appeared noticeable the answer was always no. The best point: these sandals are DURABLE. I tear through shoes at a very fast rate and it is only now, into year three, that they are beginning to show wear. I live in a place that is sandals weather 8 months of the year and I walk 3-5 miles per day. To date, the leather has not frayed and other than having shaped to my foot (another bonus, in my opinion) there has been no stretching. I purchased the red sandals and the color is still vibrant and I receive compliments regularly about how cute they appear. As advertised, the buckles are in the same condition as the day I bought these. I've worn them in saltwater, freshwater, through mud and various other conditions. The wear I mentioned is on the bottom of the sandal where, after extensive mileage, you can just now begin to see wear marks on the soles. These have been an excellent purchase and I sincerely hope the company continues its high standards for craftsmanship. I am about to purchase my next pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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