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?
Hey Dude shoes fit true to size. Like many types of slip-on shoes, Hey Dude shoes have a snug design to create a secure fit without traditional laces. When I compared Hey Dude sizing to the sizing of other popular shoes, I found the sizing and width to be very similar. My recommendation is 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 sizing tip (affiliate link takes you to HeyDude.com).
I took side-by-side sizing comparison photos for both men’s and women’s Hey Dude shoe sizing comparing them to other popular shoe brands. Click here to jump ahead on the page to view the men’s sizing photos. Click here to jump ahead on the page to view the women’s sizing photos.
As I mentioned above, when I compared my Hey Dude shoes to other popular types of shoes, I found sizing to be very similar. For example, here are my Hey Dude shoes compared to Vans slip-on sizing:
The sizing length was very comparable to Crocs (but Crocs have a wider toe box area). Here is men’s Hey Dude Wally sizing compared to Crocs:
And here is women’s Hey Dude Wendy sizing compared to Crocs:
Many types of slip-on shoes fit a little snug compared to lace-up shoes because the slip-on shoes rely on a snug design for a secure fit. There were some lace-up shoes that I found to fit slightly bigger than Hey Dude sizing, but for the most part, the sizing was very similar even for lace-up shoes.
For example, here a men’s Hey Dude Wally compared to Nike Air Max 90 sizing:
And here is a women’s Hey Dude Wendy compared to Nike Air Max sizing:
The main takeaway is expect Hey Dude shoe sizing to fall within the realm of true-to-size. If you don’t want to read through the entire article, you can see sizing comparison photos in the quick video below. You can subscribe to our YouTube channel by clicking this link here:
Hey Dude Shoe Sizing Photos 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 and use a Hey Dude Wally Sox shoe.
Hey Dude Sizing vs New Balance 574
Hey Dude vs Reebok Club C
Hey Dude vs Converse Pro Leather
Hey Dude vs Nike Dunk
Hey Dude vs Nike Blazer
Hey Dude vs Saucony Shadow 6000
Hey Dude Shoe Sizing vs Crocs
Hey Dude vs Vans Slip On
Hey Dude vs Reebok Classic
Hey Dude Sizing vs Adidas Superstar
Hey Dude vs Nike Court Legacy
Hey Dude vs Nike Court Vision
Hey Dude vs Nike Air Max 90
Hey Dude vs Vans Old Skool
Hey Dude Sizing vs Nike Air Force 1
Hey Dude Sizing vs Nike SB Force 58
Hey Dude vs Jordan 1
Hey Dude vs Nike Waffle One
Hey Dude vs Keen Uneek
Hey Dude vs New Balance 550
Hey Dude Wally Sizing vs Other Hey Dude Loafers
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 (Left). As you can see below, I found the sizing and fit of these styles to be basically the exact same:
I also found Hey Dude Wally sizing to be comparable to other types of Hey Dude loafers. For example below, my Hey Dude Paul Shoes (left) are sized very similar to my Hey Dude Wall Sox shoes (right):
Hey Dude Shoe Sizing Photos for Women
In the sections below, we compare women’s Hey Dude Wendy sizing to the sizing of other popular brands. All comparison photos below are made using a women’s size 7 shoe.
Women’s Hey Dude Sizing vs New Balance 880
Women’s Hey Dude vs Reebok Club C
Women’s Hey Dude vs Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars
Women’s Hey Dude vs Nike Dunk
Women’s Hey Dude vs Nike Blazer
Women’s Hey Dude vs Birkenstock
Women’s Hey Dude Shoe Sizing vs Crocs
Women’s Hey Dude vs Vans Slip On
Women’s Hey Dude vs Merrell Hydro Moc
Women’s Hey Dude vs Adidas Superstar
Women’s Hey Dude vs Nike Court Legacy
Women’s Hey Dude vs Nike Court Vision
Women’s Hey Dude vs Nike Air Max Excee
Women’s Hey Dude vs Vans Era
Women’s Hey Dude Shoe Sizing vs Merrell Jungle Moc
Women’s Hey Dude Sizing vs Nike SB Force 58
Women’s Hey Dude vs Jordan 1
Women’s Hey Dude vs Nike Waffle One
Women’s Hey Dude vs New Balance 1080
Women’s Hey Dude Wendy Sizing vs Hey Dude Laila
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):
Hey Dude Shoe Sizing Questions
Are Hey Dude Shoes Wide Fit?
Hey Dude shoes have a regular width that does not fit wide. However, Hey Dude does offer many of its styles in a wide version.
This is where you can view Hey Dude wide shoes available at HeyDude.com (paid affiliate link takes you to HeyDude.com).
Hey Dude shoe width is very similar to other types of popular slip-on shoes. For example, here is Hey Dude sizing width compared to Vans:
There are types of popular shoes that have a wider toe box than Hey Dude shoes. For example, Crocs have a roomier, wider toe box. Here is a men’s Hey Dude compared to Crocs width:
And here is a women’s Hey Dude Wendy compared to Crocs width:
***Pro Tip: One the thing you will want to consider when buying Hey Dude Shoes if you have wide feet, is the Hey Dude uses a stretch material in many of its shoes. For example, in the 9-second video below I tried to capture just how stretchy my Hey Dude shoes are:
However, not all types of Hey Dude shoes will use a stretch fabric. Some use cotton canvas, chambray, linen, or other type of material that does not have stretch.
If you are concerned about Hey Dude shoes being too narrow, it may be best to choose a Hey Dude shoe that uses the stretch fabric that can easily conform to the shape of your foot.
The main takeaway regarding Hey Dude shoe sizing width is, in my experience, the width is average. Hey Dude does offer wide-fit shoes, so if you have wide feet, you do have options. 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, as we discussed earlier, many types of Hey Dude shoes stretch. Below I tried to capture just how stretchy the fabric is:
Not all types of Hey Dude shoes use a stretch material, so make sure to confirm prior to purchase.
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:
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:
The women’s Hey Dude Wendy Sox Classics weigh in at 0.34 pounds per shoe for a size 7 shoe:
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:
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.
Do Hey Dude Shoes Run Big or Small?
Hey Dude shoes fit true to size. When I compared Hey Dude sizing to the sizing of other types of popular shoes, I found both the sizing length and width to be similar. I ordered my normal sizing and they fit comfortable.
Many types of Hey Dude shoes use a stretch fabric that conforms easily to the unique shape of your foot. Hey Dude does also offer wide sizing.