The Swimmer design is based on the original Salt-Water featuring a plaited leather upper with buckle ankle strap. The differences are the Swimmer has a slightly narrower fitting and, like all Sun-San Sandals, the Swimmer comes on a spongy urethane sole with rust proof buckles. They can also be worn in the water and hand washed with a gentle detergent.
The red Swimmer is a popular choice for girls summer sandals.
The Swimmer features a plaited leather toe with buckled ankle strap. Fits narrower than the Salt-Water Original, and as the front is non-adjustable, not the best for very narrow or wide feet.
SIZE INFO AND CARE
We recommend going up +1 in the Sun-San range and +1 in the Salt-Water Original. If you are in between sizes you may find only +1 is still roomy enough e.g a UK 7.5 would be okay in a Salt-Water 8.
Please read how each model fits in the descriptions below. These are general guidelines and of course, your exact size and fitting will ultimately depend on your personal preference and the overall structure of your foot. Because these are open-toed shoes people like to wear them differently (toes close to edge / not close too the edge!)
Kids shoes should NOT be purposefully bought larger in order to make the sandal "last longer" as the traditional fit of this brand is pretty roomy. With any of the sandals, should you get a sore spot, dunk your foot & sandal into water (yes really!) and wear them until they dry. Remember, every model can be used as a swimming shoe and can be put through the washing machine on a gentle cold wash.