• fancy–and functional–footwear

    Shoe shopping for kids can be as exciting as shopping for a new pair of jeans for yourself–and you know how that goes. The styles range from red hearts and Dora the Explorer for girls, to basic black or brown for boys and after a while, everything begins to look the same. When I discovered pediped shoes a few years ago, I thought I’d finally struck gold. My daughter was a late walker, so I was especially conscious of investing in a pair of shoes that were flexible and not like those orthopedic-style walking shoes of yesteryear (sorry, Mom). Not only are pedipeds fashionable, but they’re easy on little feet. Their soft soles are much like walking barefoot–and we know how much kids relish that! Today, the line has expanded to include shoes for both babies and preschoolers, and run from 0-24 months (Originals) and size 5-12 1/2 (Flex) for kids. This year’s spring/summer collection boasts sleek sandals and colorful party shoes (like the Abigail style, featured here) that will stand out in the crowd. Yes, kids outgrow their shoes faster than the blink of an eye, but while they’re wearing them, let them put their best feet forward.

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