Is the sheer size that incredibly gigantic? The average adult (minus my snarky husband) would probably say no. But to a child who is constantly outgrowing their footwear and therefore is used to removing one pair when another arrives, the concept of adding new pairs and not getting rid of older ones is a little baffling.
Big Sister E, in particular, seems to outgrow her shoes with the change of the season, requiring me to feel as though I'm constantly poking at her toes, measuring her feet and sadly saying goodbye to pairs of too-small shoes. What makes it even worse are the times when she reaches the upper size limit from a brand and suddenly I have to look for an entirely new place to get her shoes.
Not long ago I thought that was the case with one of our very favorite brands, pediped footwear, as it appeared we had surpassed the largest size that they offered. Fortunately, in a case of extremely perfect timing, pediped has now expanded their awesome collection and has even larger sizes (up to 36, a US Youth 4.5) so big kids can continue to count on their stellar comfort, style, and versatility!
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. Not to mention that they do awesome work giving back year after year!
This year pediped debuted its Fall/Winter 2014 Collection inspired by a child's eagerness for fall adventure. Featuring a vast variety of Mary Janes, athletics, casual sneakers and boots, it is easy to see that these footwear choices have been designed to cover every exciting occasion, from back-to-school to holiday time.
First, for the youngest crowd, the Originals.
The Originals line of soft-soled flexible infant shoes is recommended by pediatricians and podiatrists because the shoe's design closely mimics barefoot walking. Priced from $35 to $41 in sizes for children 0-24 months, there have been 15 new styles added to the Originals collection this season that feature adorable style and a great slip resistant sole.
Highlights include Becky, a Mary Jane offered in on-trend corduroy and Jasper, an all leather sneaker style and the new Delaney, bringing a little sparkle to the collection. Other new styles Jerome and Teddy are stylish and comfortable options.
Next up, the adorable Grip 'n' Go.
Grip 'n' Go footwear is made with all the benefits of Originals, but with special G2 Technology for active toddlers that are transitioning to walking with a more confident stride. Retailing between $48 and $52, this line is available for children in sizes 18-23 (approximately 9 months to 3 years in age).
New for the Fall/Winter season, pediped's innovative line of fashion boots has expanded with Naomi and Kacie along with the debut of Rosa, a stylish boot with faux fur lining. Justin and Boulder highlight the collection of rugged shoes with waterproof technology.
Finally, pediped Flex is the ultimate shoe for confident walkers who have developed a solid, natural stride. With more than 50 styles offering maximum flexibility and comfort, the pediped Fall/Winter Flex collection features a style for every occasion and personality.
With more perfect-for-school options than ever before, pediped Flex (ranging in price from $40-$80 in EU sizes 20-36) are just right for your child's classroom style.
New options include Sarah and Channing, two all leather styles in classic brown, navy, and black, while Frank and Becky are machine washable options making them great for everyday wear. The line of Flex waterproof boots has also expanded with the new style Justin, while the popular Boulder has been updated to now be available for girls as well as boys.
Big Sister E eagerly waited for a pair of pediped's Flex shoes to arrive and, when the Riddell in Charcoal arrived, her jaw nearly hit the floor in excitement! The perfect combination of bright, fun, not-too-girly colors with an athletic shoe design, she was more than happy to immediately put on these great shoes to protect and provide for her feet long into the winter.
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 Big Sister E 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!
Big Sister E has been over-the-top in love with her Riddell from the first time she tried them on and is thoroughly convinced that they make her run faster and jump higher!
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!
The unparalleled quality, durability and distinctive fashionable styles — with new ones being added all the time — from pediped are perfect for everything from casual to dressy occasions (they have perfect options for all of your upcoming holiday gatherings)! Find out much more and browse the awesome selection of styles at pediped.com and connect with pediped on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
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 a pair of pediped shoes from the Originals, Grip 'n' Go or Flex collection*!
*Winner will select size and gender for the shoes and pediped will choose the style based on availability
A big thank you to pediped for providing a pair of shoes for me to review as well as a pair of shoes 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.