Thursday, August 20, 2015

Back to School with pediped footwear and the pediped ♥ schools Program {Review & Giveaway}

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Although fall might just be my favorite season, having to pack away my sandals and prepare for the cooler weather (and looming threat of winter) is never an enjoyable task.

On the plus side, at least I know that whenever I pull out my shoes and boots from previous years that they will always fit. After all, my size 8 feet will still be the same size 8 feet year after year.

As for my kids... not exactly. As any parent knows, it can often feel like you're continually having to check to see if your children's toes are scrunched or if their heel has enough room, as their feet just seem to grow and grow. Neither of my girls' feet seem like they are ever going to stop!

Fortunately, we always know that whenever there is a change in season and new footwear is therefore needed, my kids can count on the comfort, style, and versatility that we know, love and have come to depend on from pediped footwear.

pediped fall 2015

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. No matter what age or stage of development your child is in, from newborn up to size 38 (US youth 6), pediped has a pair of shoes that will keep their feet safe, healthy and looking good at the same time.

This year pediped debuted its Fall 2015 Collection (additional winter styles including boots will be introduced later this year) of their award-winning footwear across its three signature lines: Originals, Grip ‘n’ Go and Flex. Featured in the collections are Mary Janes, sneakers and everyday styles to cover all fall footwear needs from the classroom to special occasions and beyond.

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 $37 to $45 in sizes for children 0-24 months, there have been 14 new styles added to the Originals collection this season with each style lined in leather with slip-resistant leather soles.

Highlights for fall include favorites Aryanna, Connie and Grayson, while the Brittany and Jazzie come in soft suede, and new styles Gordon and Clive are stylish neutrals crafted from genuine leather and suede.

pediped originals
L-R: Aryanna, Clive, Jazzie

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 $40 and $53, this line is available in sizes 19-23.

New for the upcoming fall season, machine washable options have been added with the Gehrig and Franklin, along with genuine leather options Lorraine and Starlite.

pediped grip n go
L-R: Gehrig, Lorraine, Starlite

Finally, pediped Flex is the ultimate shoe for confident walkers who have developed a solid, natural stride. With more than 50 styles with maximum flexibility and comfort, the Flex line retails for $40-$89 and is available in sizes 22-38.

With so many great Back to School options, pediped Flex are perfect for big kids to head to the classroom in style. Ann, Sarah, Jake and Alex highlight the collection while the Frank and Becky are machine washable that can handle both the playground and the classroom.

pediped flex
L-R: Ann, Jake, Alex

We have recently been checking out pediped's stylish Flex Adrian shoes and Big Sister E has been loving everything from the Velcro closure to the breathable leather and mesh upper. These kicks are just so comfortable and easy for her to pull on in the morning and know that she will be ready to go all day long!

At the same time, I love that they are machine washable for times that they get stinky or dirty and that they come with pediped's awesome Flex Fit System that provides additional insoles. Simply insert them for a snug fit then remove them later for extra room as your child's foot grows — these insoles can reduce shoe size by almost half a size, extending the life of the shoe quite a bit! What more could I ask for?

pediped flex review

As well as the introduction of all of these great new back to school styles, pediped is also currently accepting enrollment into its annual schools program, pediped ♥ schools.

This one-of-a-kind giving campaign allows education partners to receive 10% of their total combined purchases and school officials, leaders of the PTO or PTA, and parents and teachers are encouraged to enroll their community's school. Once enrolled, each school receives a unique code and those who purchase pediped footwear simply enter the code at checkout when shopping online or in any pediped owned boutique and dollars are earned, easy as that.

pediped school program

With so many new design offerings across pediped's existing three lines to complement their already-beloved collections, there is no doubt that now is the perfect time to shop pediped. Each and every pair features their signature fit along with their exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort, and distinctive styling.

Available online, at the pediped company store in Henderson, Nevada and at select retail stores (in over 2,500 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide), the inclusion of the new 2015 collection means pediped now offers more than 150 designs for boys and girls!

If you have a child in your life with feet in newborn to size 38, be sure to visit to bring these amazing shoes to your household and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon see just why this brand is so well-known for being incredible, because...

One lucky person will win a pair of pediped shoes from the Originals, Grip 'n' Go or Flex collection*!

pediped giveaway
*Winner will select gender and size and pediped will select style based on availability.

A big thank you to pediped footwear for providing a pair of shoes for me to review as well as 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.