As a way to cope with leather shortages in World War II, Walter Hoy started making his sandals using the scrap leather left over from making military boots. Word soon spread and before long, families from all over St. Louis, were asking if Walter could make sandals for their kids.
Seventy years on and Hoy shoes’ classic designs continue to deliver durable leather comfort with a fashion savvy attitude. Combined with rust-proof metal tongue buckles and produced in a wide choice of colours and designs, the enduring quality & proven heritage of their sandals is unquestionable.
Salt-Water Originals are defined by their tough little-way stitched rubber sole. Wearer’s can be reassured of their authenticity by looking for the Salt-Water stamp imprinted under the sole. The Sun-San range is built upon a more bouncy urethane bonded base. The leather is coated with a water resistant sealant and they mould to the user’s feet with repeated wear. The brass buckles allow straps to be adjusted for narrow or wide feet. They are great for running in and out of the ocean and can be hand washed with a gentle detergent; the perfect summer sandal for both wet and dry conditions.
A summer staple in America for 70 years, they are now being spotted on a growing number of celebrity children such as Blu Ivy, Harper Beckham, Shiloh Jolie Pitt, Apple and Moses Martin, Monroe Carey, Matilda Ledger, and Suri Cruise.