Being huge fans of Pediped Originals, we are always so sad when our toddlers start to outgrow them around the age of 2. That is until now. Pediped has introduced their new line of larger, rubber-soled footwear, pediped Flex ™, for children ages 2 to 5+ years old. Hooray!!
Awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association’s ‘Seal of Acceptance’, these stylish shoes have soft, flexible soles and uppers (just like the Originals, we can bend them in half), and ultra-flexible flex-zones to support natural foot motion and provide maximum flexibility. They even have a built-in arch support to assist in the healthy development of growing feet. On each heel is a shock-absorbing air cushion to protect against impact and distribute pressure throughout the foot.
The shoes also have a unique fit system that allow you to customize the fit so it’s just right with each child and allows you to extend the time that your child can wear the shoes. Considering how fast our kid’s feet grow and how often we feel like we are buying shoes, we really appreciate that each pair comes with an additional 2mm insole that you can remove as your child’s feet grow to get more use out of them.
So, the pediped Flex are made well and are superb for our preschoolers and kindergartener’s feet, but do they live up to the stylish, couldn’t-be-cuter designs of the Originals and do our kids like them? In one word – ABSOLUTELY!!! Even though there are fewer designs to choose from than the Originals, the Flex ™ shoes are available in 9 different styles for girls and 6 styles for boys, and we still had a hard time picking our favorite. If we had to choose our favorite, it would be the Isabella Chocolate Brown for girls and a tie between the Jake Navy and the Conner Camouflage for boys.
Our preschoolers love them and at a time when our independent little tikes like to do everything themselves, we love that these shoes that close with a Velcro tab are easy to put on and take off. The new pediped Flex™ line includes 15 designs available in 7 sizes (US children’s sizes 6 to 12). We applaud Pediped for listening to our requests (along with moms across the country) in making their adorable shoes in larger sizes and appropriate for our babies that aren’t quite babies anymore. (sigh)
You can buy the adorable Pediped Flex at Babygizmo.com: https://babygizmo.com/?s=pediped+flex