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

120 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

86%Rated 5 stars

14%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

75% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

81% "No arch support"

Additional 74 The Original Sandal (Big Kid/Adult) Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes Reviews

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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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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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Fit Rating

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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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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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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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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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May 8, 2017

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Anonymous

from Cincinnati, OH

Love these basic summer sandals. I recommend that 1/2 sizes order up one size. I have found over the years that the fit of the width in the toe area can vary slightly from pair to pair. While these aren't softly padded sandals, they are very comfortable for regular wear and are very durable. Perfect for beach vacations (obviously). My kids wore them when they were little and I have worn them my whole life. Love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sam Edelman, Franco Sarto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 30, 2017

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Serena

from California

Super great adult sandals at a excellent price for leather! Retro style, reminds me of being a little girl. So comfortable, although a memory foam pad would add a lot here.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Gentle Souls

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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April 28, 2017

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Alima L

 

Okay, I really didn't believe all the reviews about how comfortable these are. They're a flat soled sandal with no arch support... but somehow they're super comfy even when wearing them all day! What is this black magic! My feet are also a little on the wide side of normal, but these fit great.

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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April 25, 2017

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Anonymous

 

These are great sandals, I am a size 8 and the size 6 youth/women's 8 had my toe almost hanging off, my mother is a 7.5 and they fit her perfectly. I ordered another pair in size 7 youth/ women's 9 and they fit me perfectly! Zappos is amazing, the first pair I received had a defect and they immediately sent another pair, cannot say enough about how great the customer service is!

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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April 19, 2017

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Az m

from Arizona

My daughter is nine this is probably our fourth or fifth pair of salt water sandals. When she was little I buy the big and get two seasons out of them. She loves them wears them all day straight out of the box super comfortable hold up so well through summer and then some. She even more than one day Disneyland and never complained about her feet hurting. Love that they now make them in women's sizes my poor daughter has very large feet for a nine-year-old and it still makes her feel like a little girl

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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April 17, 2017

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Tara

 

Overall comfortable cute sandals. A little funky on the toe part. It's a bit wide. But extremely comfortable. I suggest a size down. I ordered a half size bigger and wished I ordered the half size smaller.

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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April 14, 2017

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Vanessa

from Dallas

I love these sandals. They feel true to size, they do stretch out a bit but not enough that they are too loose. They are the cutest things to have ever been bought.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 12, 2017

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Desertbella

from Lancaster, CA

I got these because the Swimmers from Salt Water Sandals are not made for Big Kids. I had to get size 5 which is kind of huge, but size 4 was too narrow, that's why I had to size up to get the width to fit good. The soles are too flat for kids footwear. They hold up good. Kids say they are comfortable for them. UMI are more comfortable as far as soles and arch support though. Price is pretty good. It is not genuine leather, it is reconstructed leather.

Brands I'd also recommend: UMI, Livie and Luca, Hanna Anderson, Bloch, CAmper

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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April 4, 2017

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Anonymous

from California

Hello there! I bought this sandal because I've read somewhere they are comfortable footwear and truly they are. Bought one also for my goddaughter. It's good for daily sandal but better than just wearing flip flops. So sizing gets tricky. I wear a size 7.5 on most footwear except boots where I always size a half size up for extra room for thicker socks. With this I bought the adult size 8, big kid 6 and it fits me perfect! My feet is not skinny nor very wide but I opted to size up to have some allowance and yes I am glad I did! I can't wait to wear this more often during summer!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2017

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Tracey C

from Maryland

I love these sandals! I bought two pairs last year (black and tan) and wore them to work everyday all summer long and for most of the fall. I just started wearing them again now that spring is on the horizon and they look just as good as the day I bought them. The only place they show any sign of wear is on the bottom of the sole, which is pretty normal in my opinion. The top of the footbed, straps, and buckles all look brand new! I wore them yesterday to run errands and received so many compliments! These sandals are fantastically durable and worth every penny given their longevity. I only wish they came in more colors. They're definitely a summer wardrobe staple.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Ahnu, Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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