Do Hey Dude Shoes Fit Big or Small? [Sizing Comparison Photos]


I put my hands on the most popular types of Hey Dude shoes so I could try them myself, and directly compare Hey Dude shoe sizing to the sizing of other popular shoe brands (using photos). Do Hey Dude Shoes run big or small?

In my experience, Hey Dude men’s shoes fit true to size when compared to other types of casual slip on shoes. For women, Hey Dude shoes fit just a slight bit looser than other types of popular slip-on shoes (but still quite similar). In general, for both men and women, my recommendation would be to order your normal sizing for Hey Dude shoes. You should also visit this Hey Dude sizing guide available on Hey Dude’s own website, which has a helpful tip (affiliate link takes you to HeyDudeShoesUSA.com).

Sometimes these types of casual slip on shoes fit snug compared to lace-up shoes because these slip-ons rely on a snug design to ensure a reliable fit since they do not use normal laces.

For men’s Hey Dude sizing, I found that to be the case (athletic lace up shoes fit bigger than men’s Hey Dude sizing). But for women, I found Hey Dude sizing to be very comparable to athletic lace-up sizing, and actually found the women’s Hey Dude shoes to fit just a tiny bit looser than other popular casual slip on shoes like Vans.

To see specific sizing comparison side-by-side photos about men’s or women’s Hey Dude shoe sizing, you can jump directly to the women’s Hey Dude sizing photos here, and the men’s Hey Dude sizing photos here.

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Hey Dude Shoe Sizing

Do Hey Dude Shoes Run Big or Small?

As I discussed above, I found Hey Dude Shoe sizing to fit true to size when compared to other types of casual slip on shoes. But they do fit smaller than popular athletic lace-up shoes. This snug design allows them to have a reliable fit without normal laces.

For example, here is a size 12 Hey Dude Wally Sox men’s shoe compared to a size 12 Nike Air Max:

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But for women, I found the sizing to be very comparable to athletic lace-up shoes. For example, here is a size 7 women’s Nike Air Max compared to a size 7 Hey Dude Wendy Sox:

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But, as I mentioned earlier, I found the men’s Hey Dude sizing to be very comparable to the sizing of other types of popular slip-on men’s shoes. For example, here is a size 12 Hey Dude Wally Sox compared to a size 12 Vans Slip On:

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For women, I found the Hey Dude shoe sizing compared to other casual slip-on shoes to be a tiny bit looser (but still pretty similar). For example, here is a size 7 Hey Dude Wendy Sox compared to a size 7 Vans Slip-On:

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Next, let’s take a closer look at the men’s Hey Dude sizing by using comparison photos. If you want to jump to the women’s sections, click here.


Hey Dude Shoe Sizing for Men

In the sections below, we compare men’s Hey Dude shoe sizing to the sizing of other popular brands. All of the men’s shoes pictured below are size 12.

Hey Dude Wally Sox Sizing Comparison Photos

Hey Dude Wally Sox Sizing vs Converse

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Hey Dude Wally Sox Sizing vs Adidas

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Hey Dude Wally Sox Sizing vs Vans

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Hey Dude Wally Sox Sizing vs Crocs

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Hey Dude Wally Sox Sizing vs Nike Air Max

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Hey Dude Wally Sox Sizing vs Nike Air Cortez

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Hey Dude Wally Sox Sizing vs New Balance

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Hey Dude Wally Sox Sizing vs Under Armour

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Hey Dude Wally Sox Sizing vs Tri Blend

Hey Dude offers several different types of Wally Sox shoes. For example, below are my Wally Sox Classic (right) compared to my Wally Sox Tri-Blend (Left). As you can see below, I found the sizing and fit of these styles to be basically the exact same:

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To read more about how Hey Dude Wally Sox shoes fit, visit my Hey Dude Wally Sox Sizing Guide.

Hey Dude Paul Shoe Sizing Comparison Photo

The Hey Dude Paul shoes are are what Hey Dude refers to as a “dress casual” shoe. The overall appearance is very similar to the Hey Dude Wally Sox shoes.

The upper on the Hey Dude Paul shoes fits a little higher than the Hey Dude Wally Sox, but as you can see below, my Hey Dude Paul Shoes (left) are sized very similar to my Hey Dude Wall Sox shoes (right):

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Women’s Hey Dude Shoe Sizing Comparison Photos

In the sections below, we compare men’s Hey Dude shoe sizing to the sizing of other popular brands. All comparison photos below are made using a women’s size 7 shoe.

Hey Dude Wendy Sox Sizing Comparison Photos

Hey Dude Wendy Sox Sizing vs Converse

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Hey Dude Wendy Sox Sizing vs Vans

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Hey Dude Wendy Sox Sizing vs Crocs

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Hey Dude Wendy Sox Sizing vs Nike Air Max

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Hey Dude Wendy Sox Sizing vs Nike Cortez

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Hey Dude Wendy Sox Sizing vs Under Armour

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Hey Dude Wendy Sox Sizing vs Keen

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To read more about how Hey Dude Wendy Sox shoes fit, visit my Hey Dude Wendy Sox Sizing Guide.

Hey Dude Laila Shoe Sizing Comparison Photo

The Hey Dude Laila shoes are are what Hey Dude refers to as a “boat shoes”. The overall appearance is very similar to the Hey Dude Wendy Sox shoes, except the lace area is closer to the toe.

I found the sizing of Hey Dude Laila shoes (left) to be very similar to my Hey Dude Wendy Sox shoes (right):

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Hey Dude Shoe Sizing Questions

Are Hey Dude Shoes Wide Fit?

Yes, certain types of Hey Dude shoes are offered in wide fit. For example, the Hey Dude Wally Sox shoes have several different versions. The Hey Dude Wally Sox Tri-Tone Shoes and the Hey Dude Wally Sox Stretch Shoes are both listed as “wide fit”.

I own the Hey Dude Tri-Tone Shoes, which are one of the shoes listed as wide fit. If I am being honest, I do not notice any significant difference between the Hey Dude Wally Sox Tri-Tone Shoes (which are listed as wide fit) and my Hey Dude Wally Sox Classics (which are not listed as wide fit).

Below, I have the Tri-Tone (left) compared to the Classics (right).

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In my experience, Hey Dude Shoes have an average width. For example, I found them to fit a little bit wider when compared to Vans Slip-Ons:

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But, they aren’t as wide as Crocs:

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But the thing you will want to consider when buying Hey Dude Shoes if you have wide feet, is the material is very stretchy and forgiving. For example, in the 9-second video below I tried to capture just how stretchy my Hey Dude shoes are:

The main takeaway regarding Hey Dude shoe sizing width is, in my experience, the width is average. And even though some versions are listed as wide fit, I have found those shoes to have the same width as my Hey Dude Wally Sox Classics. To read more, visit my article about Wide Fit Hey Dude Shoes.

Are Hey Dude Shoes Slip Resistant?

Hey Dude Wally Sox Classics (men’s) and Hey Dude Wendy Sox Classics (women’s) are not certified as slip-resistant. I have found the traction to be adequate for my needs, but they are not certified slip-resistant.

To read more, visit my article about slip resistant Hey Dude shoes.

Hey Dude Size Charts

You can find the official Hey Dude size charts by clicking here: Hey Dude Size Charts.

Do Hey Dude Shoes Stretch?

Yes, Hey Dude shoes stretch. The material is very stretchy and forgiving, and forms easily to the unique shape of my foot.

Below I tried to capture just how stretchy the fabric is:

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Are Hey Dude Shoes Comfortable?

Hey Dude shoes are very comfortable to wear in large part because, as we discussed above, the material on most (but not all) of their shoes is a stretchable material that almost feels like a thick sock against the side of the foot.

But another reason Hey Dude shoes are comfortable is they use thick memory foam insoles to provide comfort under the foot. In the photo below, I tried to capture how thick the memory foam insoles are:

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Hey Dude shoes are also very lightweight, which makes them easy to wear. The men’s Hey Dude Wally Sox Classics weigh in at 0.45 pounds per shoe for a size 12 shoe:

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The women’s Hey Dude Wendy Sox Classics weigh in at 0.34 pounds per shoe for a size 7 shoe:

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Hey Dude shoes are also extremely flexible and easy to move around in. Below, I tried to capture how flexible my Hey Dude Wally Sox shoes are:

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Do Hey Dude Shoes Come in Half Sizes

Unfortunately, Hey Dude shoe sizing does not currently come in half sizes. If you are wondering do Hey Dude shoes run big or small, perhaps you usually wear a half size, and so now you are stuck in-between sizes.

The official Hey Dude Sizing page advises customers “If you usually wear half sizes, we suggest choosing the next size up for the best fit.” I am hoping the Hey Dude shoe sizing comparison photos used on this page help you find the correct fit.

Paul Johnson

Paul is a lead content creator for Workwear Command. He has had several blue-collar jobs which have provided him a wide range of experience with tools and gear. He also has a business degree and has spent time in business casual office settings.

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