Feet need to be taken care of from birth – after all their the only feet we will have for the rest of our lives! Angela Edgeworth realized this when her first daughter was born and she wanted to know what shoes would be the best for her feet. Not only did she want a shoe that could be worn inside and outside, but most importantly one that would also be healthy. After lots of research Angela discovered that doctors recommended either barefoot walking or soft leather sole shoes, but the choices for toddlers and infants were very limited. And so Angela and her husband decided to create their own line of shoes that would be the “next best thing to bare feet” which was the birth of pediped!
pediped® has become one of the fastest growing children’s footwear brands in the U.S. and offers more than 120 designs. pediped’s three footwear lines include Originals® (soft soled shoes for children ages birth to 2), Grip ‘n’ Go™ (soft rubber soled shoes for children 9 months to three years) and Flex® (rubber soled shoes for children 1-8 years). Plus pediped Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™, and Flex® have been officially recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) as being beneficial for children’s growing feet.
Since Sugar is a crazy active toddler who is mastering chasing her sister all over the house I felt the Grip N Go would be the best option for her. I chose the Isabella Grip N Go’s in Chocolate Brown. I absolutely love these shoes – they are so adorable. The brown leather material makes them very easy to wipe clean. Plus the bow on the front and the pink stitching adds just a touch of girly-ness without over doing it. And of course I love the Velcro Mary Jane style for easy on and off…. though sometimes the easy off can drive ya a bit crazy with a toddler who likes to remove her own shoes, but that’s life, hehe. Aside from the cuteness factors of this shoe the Isabella Grip N Go has G2 Technology which includes a soft rubber sole, rounded edges that mimic the natural shape of a child’s foot, heel stability, and a soft toe box that allows toes to curl and grip the floor. This is truly the ideal shoe for a little one transitioning from early walking to a confident stride or in Sugar’s case chasing her sister down!
Right now pediped is releasing their Spring/Summer 2012 line which includes a new sole for the Originals, an expanded Adventure Lines, plus 75 new styles/color combinations. Check out some of the new choices!!
Be sure to check out the pediped website for all available styles and pricing. And I have to mention… I am a huge supporter of companies that give back and pediped does just that with the pediped foundation which was established in 2010. In just a few short years they have donated nearly $1,500,000 worth of products and monetary support to children across the globe. I think that is just so heart warming. So you can know when you purchase a pair of pediped shoes for that special little one in your life that pediped is also helping children in need all over the world. Kinda puts that warm fuzzy feeling inside you. Oh and be sure to sign up on pediped.com to become a pediped Insider today to be the first to know news of special promotions, new product introductions and more. And guess what you can win a pair of pediped Originals! Just enter using the Raffecopter form below.