The Shark sandal in navy is a great sandal for your child's summer shoe collection. The Shark is a traditional fisherman style sandal made from waterproof leather, spongy urethane sole and rust proof buckles - making it a super cool yet practical children's water shoe. They can be worn in water and can even be hand washed with a gentle detergent.
This design has a woven semi-closed toe and heel. Salt-Water size guide states that the Shark sandal fits shorter and narrower than most other models so please order at least a +1 in this size. Not the best for wider feet.
The number stamped on the sole and printed on the insole is the Salt-Water size and not the UK size.
Salt-Water Size Guide
UK4 / EU20-21 / Salt-Water 5
UK5 / EU22 / Salt-Water 6
UK6 / EU23 / Salt-Water 7
UK7 / EU24 / Salt-Water 8
UK8 / EU25 / Salt-Water 9
UK9 / EU26-27 / Salt-Water 10
UK10 / EU28 / Salt-Water 11
UK11 / EU29 / Salt-Water 12
How should sandals fit in the front?
Looking at the sandal you will see a stitched line running all around towards the outer edge of the sole bed. Where should your toes be in sandals? We recommend that your toes come either just on or just behind this stitched line, but not over it.
How should sandals fit in the back?
A snug fit at the back is optimum; you don’t want your heel to be hanging over the back of the sole. Salt-Water Sandals are designed to fit close at the heel. Remember to take your toes all the way to the stitch mark to create any extra space needed at the heel.
Do Salt-Water Sandals stretch?
Salt-Water Sandals are made from 100% leather and coated with a water resistant sealant. Wondering should your sandals feel tight or loose? If at first your sandals feel tight across your foot we advise that you gently pull the leather straps in opposite directions as this will help to loosen them up.
You can also get them wet! Either run them under a tap or paddle into the shallows and wear them until dry. The leather will soften, stretch where it needs to, and ultimately mould to your feet. Your Salties should feel comfortable but not tight.
Do Salt-Water Sandals run big/small? Should I size up in Sandals?
We tend to find that for most people they need to size +1 if you are used to buying in UK sizes. For example, if you are a UK 5, you will most probably be best off in a Salt-Water 6. This is the number stamped on the sole and NOT the US equivalent. These moulds were designed in the 1940’s and are a little quirky - but Salt-Water have printed all International sizes on the shoe boxes. We list UK, European and Salt-Water (the Salt-Water sole number) sizes.
For half sizes, just go up to the nearest whole i.e. 5.5 UK would need a Salt-Water 6.