While we don't need too many school supplies around here, one item that I consistently have to monitor for my daughters is shoes. Can they get away with wearing a pair of pants that are a smidge too short? Sure. But shoes that are too small and are going to cramp their toes and hurt their feet? Nope, not going to happen.
Fortunately, I always know that I can turn to a stylish, high quality, charitable children's footwear brand to save the day: pediped.
Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made pediped the fastest growing children's footwear brand in the United States and one of our very favorites year after year. Not only has pediped been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development, but multiple orthopedic medical professionals have deemed pediped shoes an excellent choice for parents/caregivers who want their children's feet to develop naturally and healthily.
But, along with offering more than 140 designs of award-winning footwear for boys and girls between their three lines (Originals, Grip ‘n’ Go and Flex - available in EU sizes 17 to 36, which translate to a US newborn to 4.5 Youth), pediped does something else just as awesome, they give back.
I just love the pediped ♥ schools Initiative!
A one-of-a-kind giving campaign, pediped ♥ schools gives participating schools a check for 10% of their total combined purchases of pediped each year (individual schools can earn up to $10,000 per year). Simple as that!
pediped has been thrilled with the success of the pediped ♥ schools program to date and recently announced that they will give $13,000 back to over 200 schools enrolled into the pediped ♥ schools program from May 2013-2014!
Are you a school official or a leader of the PTO or PTA? pediped ♥ schools is currently accepting enrollment for the upcoming year and educators and parents are encouraged to enroll their community's school! Upon enrollment, each school receives a unique code and purchases made (online or in pediped boutiques) will be tracked... resulting in schools receiving checks for 10% back in June 2015!
Since its founding in 2005, giving back has and always will be a core value of pediped. This is one company that has always been dedicated to bettering communities and enriching the lives of children and, through the pediped Foundation, has donated $2.75 million in product and monetary support to charities around the world that are devoted to the health, education, and basic needs of children.
If the pediped ♥ schools program and all of pediped's continuing philanthropic efforts aren't enough of a reason to shop this award-winning brand, then just head to their website to see how their amazing shoes would be perfect for your kid(s) as they head back to school!
When the Flex Riddell in Bubblegum Pink arrived, I had zero doubt that Little Sister B would love them. They're the perfect combination of girly pink and purple styling with an athletic shoe design that will protect and provide for her feet long into the school year.
Even better, the Riddell feature pediped's Ultra Light Technology and weigh only 5 oz, while staying completely flexible, breathable and cushioned for comfort. While Little Sister B was immediately enamored with the faux laces and Velcro closure (fashion with convenience!), I was smitten with the fact that these are water-safe and machine washable.
But one of my absolute favorite features of these pediped shoes is that they contain their trademark Flex Fit System. By providing an additional set of insoles, these can be inserted for a more snug fit (they reduce the shoe size by almost half a size) and then removed for room as the child's foot grows. Talk about extending the life of a shoe!
pediped footwear is sold in over 2,500 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide, so if you haven't tried out these amazing shoes and supported this wonderful company, you're missing out!
Find out much more and browse the awesome selection of styles at pediped.com and connect with pediped on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Also, be sure to visit the pediped ♥ schools program to make sure that your community's school is signed up and ready to start earning money back!
Plus, thanks to the generosity of pediped, one person will get to see just what makes this footwear a favorite across the nation (and world), because...
One lucky person will win TWO pairs of shoes* from pediped footwear!
*Winner will select size and gender and pediped will choose the style of shoes based on availability.
A big thank you to pediped for providing a pair of shoes for me to review as well as two pairs for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.