We are huge Pediped fans in our household, the baby and toddler shoes we have owned have proved to be both durable and adorable. Just released for Spring and Summer 2010, Pediped has released more than 60 new styles of shoes and sandals for babies and toddlers. Included are 25 Original and 39 Flex styles of footwear, and 4 Roman-inspired gladiator sandals for their Couture Collection. I love to find stylish, comfortable and practical shoes for the Twins that also promote healthy development for the feet. My girls are certainly mini-fashionistas and I like their footwear to compliment their colorful and fun wardrobes. So, it’s only given that I covet the new styles found at Pediped!
Yet now there’s even more of a reason to get excited over Pediped this Summer season – the Flex styles also boast new technologies:
- Memory Foam Technology™ (MFT). Featured in select sandals and the new ballet flat collection, memory foam allows the shoe to mold to a child’s foot creating a custom insole that provides the ultimate in comfort.
- Machine washable shoes featuring DRYZ® Technology. Select Flex® styles are now safe for your washing machine. Another feature of these sporty shoes is the addition of DRYZ® technology insoles. The Joelle, Joel and Adrian styles will contain DRYZ® technology which absorbs moisture, and resists odor development. Imagine, no more dirty or smelly shoes!
- Playground Collection. Made with 100% natural cotton uppers and lining, these durable shoes are made for an active day at the playground yet are stylish enough to be worn anywhere. The playground collection includes the attractive Conner, Jenna and Molly styles at an extremely affordable price.
For review, Pediped sent a pair of Addison Stripes shoes from the Originals collection. These Mary-Jane style shoes boast a colorful stripe that makes pairing it with many outfits and fabrics very easy. From dresses to capris and even denim shorts – they are a very versatile shoe that is worn daily by the Twins. The Velcro strap keeps the shoes on my girls’ active feet and open wide enough to get thicker feet inside. Unlike most soft soled shoes, Pediped’s has a double layer of leather plus a foam pad. This makes their soft-soled Originals more comfortable and gives them a good layer of protection when walking. As always, I love the dark soft sole, keeping them new and clean looking! The new Summer Originals designs also come in sandals and sneakers, and retail for $32. The Originals are sized for children 0-2 years.
Pediped also carries a range of coordinating socks, tights and hair clips – which add to make that perfect Summer ensemble!
Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this review post, opinions are my own.