Pediped Flex (Jake) Review [CLOSED Giveaway]

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I fell in love with Pediped shoes back when Emma was only a year old. She was just beginning to walk and I had heard/read several things about how flexible shoes were best for healthy foot growth.

When Ethan began to walk, I immediately turned to the Pediped website for his footwear. He just turned 3 and I still prefer to have him in Pedipeds. Why not? They are comfortable for him, they have been  awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development, they come in so many styles (from casual to dressy… back to school to holidays) and the new rugged outdoor line are water safe and machine washable!

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Just a few weeks ago I read that Pediped announced it’s Fall line for 2011. With more than 80 new styles and color combinations across pediped® footwear’s three signature lines: Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®, the choice of which style is even harder. 

The collection now includes larger size offerings in the Flex® line, new school shoe styles and an expanded Adventure Line, pediped’s innovative outdoor shoe which made me a happy Momma. Now Emma can continue to wear Pediped even going into kindergarten. Inspired by the latest trends in athletics and fashion, new Fall/Winter 2011 offerings feature pediped’s signature comfortable fit along with a broadened mix of textures including metallic glitter, patent leather and suede.

Pedipeds three signature lines:

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Originals®

·         The Originals® line of soft-soled flexible infant shoes is recommended by pediatricians and podiatrists because it closely mimics barefoot walking.

·         A new Fall/Winter style, Alyssa, features metallic glitter in silver, red and black. Metallic glitter has also been added to the Abigail for a modern twist on this beloved classic. The Jax and Tristan are two new casual athletic styles for boys. Jordyn is a new athletic style available for both boys and girls.

·         The Originals® collection is priced from $32 -$39, and is available for children 0-24 months in age.

Grip ‘n’ Go™

·         Grip ‘n’ Go™, the second step in the pediped® footwear system, features special G2 Technology for active toddlers that are transitioning to walking with a more confident stride.

·         Lilah, debuts as the first-ever girls boot available in the Grip ‘n’ Go™ collection. This comfortable boot is available in three color options and comes with fun, heart detailing.

·         The Grip ‘n’ Go™ collection retails for $45 – $49, and is available for children 9 months to 3 years in age.

Flex®

·         pediped Flex® is the ultimate shoe for confident walkers who have developed a solid, natural stride.  Due to customer demand, size offerings have been expanded with select styles now available up to size EU 33.

·         A highlight of the Flex® line is Bailey, the perfect back-to-school shoe for girls.  Available in three colors, navy, brown and black, Bailey is a perfect footwear choice for school uniforms.

·         New high-fashion styles include the Kat boot, a military inspired boot for girls, Jaelyn, a new Mary Jane style in glitter and Stella a dress ballet-flat with a three-dimensional flower and rhinestone detail. For boys, there is Benji, a new nautical-inspired boat shoe.

·         The Adventure Line of rugged, water-safe, eco-friendly footwear has also expanded with over 10 new styles. The Dakota for girls, the Caleb and Vail for boys, and the Aspen for both boys and girls are available in several color options.

·         Flex® styles range in price from $47-$69 and are available in EU sizes 20-33 (size runs vary)


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We were sent a pair from the boys Flex line in the style Jake for Ethan to try out. When Ethan saw me open the package he wouldn’t give me a minute to go get socks for him… he had to try them on now!

About Jake Navy Flex

His first sneakers – stylish and comfortable! Jake in navy is the perfect shoe for your active child.

  • Nubuck upper and leather lining
  • All natural rubber sole
  • Sneaker style with elastic laces and a Velcro strap to keep them securely in place
  • Features the Flex Fit System ™ that allows you to adjust the fit of the shoe for pro-longed wear
  • Approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development

I am so in love with these shoes. First of all, they are totally Ethan’s personality. They are nice and soft, I love that they have “laces” (that look like they lace but don’t) and velcro. Ethan is on a “I’ll do it!” kick and will undress himself and re-dress himself several times throughout the day. These shoes are not only great for his feet, but they help boost his self esteem because he can put them on by himself.

I also love that Pedipeds come with an insert to help improve fit. If the shoes are a little big for them, the insert helps fill in the gap and as they grow, you can remove it. The insert can reduce the size of the shoe by almost a 1/2 size. Grow with me shoes… what a fabulous concept!

I will continue to invest in Pediped shoes for both my “babies”. With their new extended size ranges they will now wear them through elementary school! Smile 

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In the five years that Pedipeds have existed, the company has given nearly $1,000,000 worth of product and monetary support to children in need.

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BUY IT:

You can purchase a pair of Pediped Flex in Jake for $49.99

The Fall/Winter 2011 collection is available online at www.pediped.com and in select retail stores beginning early August.

WIN IT:

ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a pair of Pediped Originals (ages 0-24 months).

Style chosen by the sponsor… winner chooses gender and size.

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This giveaway ends at 12:01 AM EST on September 27, 2011.

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Comments

  1. sheri street says:

    I love their toddler boys shoes

  2. Lisa Cowan Whitham says:

    I love the flex-aspen in fuchsia.

    frugalmommieof2 at gmail.com

  3. Elizabeth Harrison says:

    The Flex fit system sounds fantastic!!

  4. Mary S says:

    I noticed the easy way to fit the shoes to a childs feet with their printable measuring chart. Plus they come with a insert so your child can grow with the shoes.

  5. shelly says:

    I love the natasha original for baby girls! Mary Janes are so cute!

  6. aimee says:

    i love their flex nate chocolate brown

  7. Sonya Morris says:

    I really want a pair of Isabella Chocolate shoes for my little girl! Thank you!

  8. “Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, is the leading resource for foot and ankle health information

  9. Toni Allen says:

    i like the story behind how this company started. The shoes are all so cuete
    tmarie56@hotmail.com

  10. I love the Originals
    Henry – Chocolate Brown!

  11. Heidi Daily says:

    I really like the McKenna shoes

  12. Veronica L says:

    I would love to have their Originals
    Henry – Chocolate Brown

  13. Stephanie G says:

    I would love to get the flex caleb- olive shoes for my son! So cute!

  14. Stephanie-jean Weber says:

    I would love the Grip n Go Giselle – Chocolate Brown for my daughter!

  15. Kari Howell says:

    I would love to get my daughter the Flex Adrian – Fuchsia, Light Pink.

  16. Audrey Griffis says:

    i love how many option the site has wow just wow

  17. tess says:

    i like the grip n go- harlow-silver
    tcogbill at live dot com

  18. Jennifer Johncock says:

    I love the Originals Jordyn – Black, so cute!

  19. Thanks for the Giveaway!

    Heather K.
    mysticbutterfly37 at yahoo.com

  20. I would love to have either the Christopher or Jake in Navy for my son!
    abgillette at gmail.com

  21. Tina M says:

    I like the flex bella berry boots

  22. D Schmidt says:

    Visited their site and really like the Little Boys Adrian in Navy/Grey/Red

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

  23. Julie Witt says:

    I love the Flex Nate in Walnut! I would love to get those for my son 😀

  24. I love the Henrietta-Fuchsia boots!

  25. Amy Summers says:

    my nephew needs these!

  26. Mandi says:

    I like the Grip n Go Ellie – Dark Purple

  27. McKim says:

    I like the Jax shoes in navy

  28. tosha p says:

    i like the Originals Adrian – Chocolate Brown

  29. Shanna says:

    I live the Tristan Grip N Go!
    stkc79 at gmail dot com

  30. Carolyn H says:

    I so want the Christopher Originals in Chocolate Brown

  31. Ashley says:

    I really love the Charlie in Chocolate Brown

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  32. Erica says:
  33. Allison Downes says:
  34. Terri S. says:

    I love the Originals Isabella – Red shoes for my youngest granddaughter (turning one next week) to wear for Christmas. I wish that the matching shoes in the Flex Isabella – Red that come up to size EU 29 was available in EU 33 size so her big sister (turning 6 yrs. old in Dec. & she has narrow, long feet) could wear the same style shoes. I already bought them matching red dresses for Christmas & now I’m looking for matching shoes for them.
    Pediped has so many adorable styles for girls! 🙂

  35. Zene snider says:

    I like the red black n red Adrian spottedjagiwar at yahoo dot com

  36. Kathy Luman says:

    I would like to have the Christopher – Chocolate Brown for my new grandson.

  37. I love the adrian in chocolate brown for babies and toddlers. So cute. My grandson would love these!

  38. Amy Hollingsworth says:

    I like the Flex Dakota Brown for my daughter

  39. stephanie miller says:

    i love the Originals Adrian – Chocolate Brown

  40. Anne Nack says:

    I like this – Flex Bailey – Chocolate Brown

  41. luckylifepath22 says:

    i like that these shoes seem to be such great quality. Makes such a difference when you can pass old shoes on to younger siblings rather than throw them away!

  42. Cassie Smith says:

    I love the Originals Eva – Fuchsia! So cute!

  43. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I love the Flex Bella in the chocolate brown!

  44. Carrie Phelps says:

    My grandson would love the Flex Aspen – Navy.
    carriedust@yahoo.com

  45. Julie H says:

    love the Flex Naomi Flex boot in black cute.

  46. Laurie Adams says:

    I would love to try the Christopher – Chocolate Brown. Thank you!

  47. Lien says:

    Love the Jaelyn in Pink Glitter.

  48. Amanda Hoffman says:

    i learned that researchers associated with Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston have endorsed pediped® footwear as an excellent choice for healthy foot development.

  49. I like the Ave Greyish Brown originals

  50. heather stewart says:

    Jake – Light Brown

  51. i like the flex benji navy
    jinglebellstime@gmail.com

  52. ericka coello says:

    it’s so cool! some shoes are machine washable! I am really interested of getting a pair for my son.

  53. Heather C says:

    I love the Adrian in Navy, Grey and Red! I also love the fact that these are machine washable!

  54. Heather says:

    Visited website, and I learned that the closest store is in Birmingham, AL
    hschonrock at yahoo dot com

  55. Nicole B says:

    I love that pediped is all about the health of our children’s feet!

  56. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like the Haileys.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  57. I like Flex
    Oscar – Black

  58. Jody Bowers says:

    I love the shoes! They were totallu adorable!

  59. My son is 8mo and trying SO hard to walk so these would be perfect! I like the Adrian in chocolate brown

  60. Jennie Swencki says:

    love that these are machine washble

  61. Carrie Martinet says:

    I love that Pediped flexibility is good for developing feet. Makes me feel good as a parent.

  62. Ellen B says:

    Machine washable shoes – very cool

  63. Amber says:

    Grip n Go Alyssa – Black!!

    littleamberfaith at yahoo dot com

  64. Lisa Danielle Grice says:

    Love the Grip n Go
    Abigail – White Multi

  65. Amanda says:

    I love the Originals Eva – Chocolate Brown shoes.

  66. Anne Loyd says:

    I like the Flex Abigails in Pink.

  67. I’d love to get the Eva in Black for my little girl!

  68. Kate says:

    The Camille are just adorable!

  69. Candie L says:

    I like the Flex
    Adrian – Chocolate Brown, Tan. THank you

  70. Tiffany U says:

    I love that its one stop shopping for all 3 of my girls even though they range from 6 to 7 months!

  71. lisa says:

    we like the Adrian!

    • jen says:

      I like the belle copper shoes

  72. Stephanie Mago-Eagle says:

    I Visited Pediped’s website and I like Grip n Go Alyssa – Chocolate Brown,Grip n Go Ellie – Dark Brown, Pink Grip n Go Ellie – Dark Purple,Grip n Go Ellie – Pewter,Eva – Chocolate Brown,Grip n Go Giselle – Chocolate Brown,Harlow – Black Glitter Black Flex Elizabeth – Black

  73. Jennifer C. says:

    I love the Girls Giselle Originals in Chocolate brown!

  74. I love the Alyssa Red Glitter shoes-so adorable!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  75. I really like Grip n Go Adrian – Chocolate Brown.

  76. ColleenMarie82 says:

    I like the Giselle – Chocolate Brown

  77. Jodi J says:

    I love the Abigail in Chocolate Brown!!!

  78. Lindsay Sorensen says:

    I love thier boots

  79. Adrienne Hayes says:

    I learned that premium grade leather, distinctive styling and remarkable attention to detail have resulted in truly exceptional shoes.

  80. Gerri Bolen says:

    I love the Flex Kat – Black they are some sweet looking boots my 8 year old would be 1 happy girl if she got these

  81. Pauline says:

    I like the Flex Giselle – Chocolate Brown – (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

  82. Donna K says:

    I like the Flex Adrian – Navy, Grey

  83. Amy says:

    I like the Grip n Go
    Alyssa – Chocolate Brown

  84. Heather M says:

    I want the Christopher Navy

  85. Jamie Brigham says:

    I love the Tristan Grip N Go shoes- My 16 month old would love them

  86. joanne major says:

    i like the Alyssa black glitter for my granddaughter alyssa
    jmajor4870(at)aol(dot)com

  87. I want the Originals Jordyn – Black.

  88. Ah! I want the Flex Jimmy in light navy- thanks!

  89. polly says:

    i like the girls eva in fuschia
    pkeintz@gmail.com

  90. Tevya H says:

    I like that their shoes promote toe-to-heel gait

  91. Sarah says:

    I love the Originals Isabella – Red.

  92. amy hollingsworth says:

    I love how these shoes are of great quality for those little feet

    Amy Hollingsworth

  93. Adrienne Hayes says:
  94. I like that they are easy for kids to put on themselves

  95. heather stewart says:

    think I may have forgot the tweet location 9-19.
    https://twitter.com/#!/StewartHeather/status/115943525782261760

  96. I want the Flex Tonya – Black boots. My daughter loves them!

  97. mframe says:

    I love the Flex
    Alyssa – Black Glitter

  98. Rosanne says:

    I like the Grip N Go Tristan Navy

  99. renee walters says:

    I follow your blog on GFC and like you on Facebook! I would love to win this! I like the flex andy chocolate brown shoes! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters
    bored2quickly@hotmail.com

  100. The McKenna in brown is SO cute!!

  101. Kristen says:

    I like the Jax Navy.

  102. Robyn Galloway says:

    I absolutely love the flex oscar shoes

  103. Stacey L says:

    I learned they have big step flex shoes

  104. Vickie Norris says:

    My daughter would love the brown and pink shoes. She is a real girly girl and knows what she likes!!!

  105. Jessica says:

    I would love the Jordyn in purple

  106. Denise says:

    grip n go abigail – size 19

  107. amy hollingsworth says:

    I love how these shoes for those little feet look high quality…that is one thing I hate about little ones’ shoes, is they are cheaply made

    Amy Hollingsworth

  108. Tamara says:

    I LOVE the Jaelyn shoes for my daughter! Pediped is one of my favorite brands, I’ve been buying them since my daughter was a baby. 🙂

  109. Teri says:

    I would love to get a pair of Grip n Go Christopher – Navy for Elliot

  110. michelle draveski says:

    I love the flex bella in black

  111. Erin says:

    I would love these for my daughter.

  112. jean carlisle says:

    they have a big steps called flex that look so comfortable!
    patjeancarlisle @ netscape.net

  113. Jenn says:

    Love the Flex Bella – Black or the Flex Stella – Silver Sparkle!

  114. Angela says:

    I love the Flex Alyssa – Leopard

  115. Jodi Kershuk says:

    I love how some of these are machine washable! Such a plus for those busy little feet

  116. malia palea says:
  117. brooke t says:

    I love the Grip n Go
    Adrian – Navy, Orange

  118. Michelle Murphy says:

    I like the Tristan shoes in navy

  119. Caryn S says:

    I love the Flex Naomi-silver

  120. Lara J says:

    Would love the Original Henry in Brown!
    larajarrette at gmail dot com

  121. janell wagner says:

    I like the flex micheal for my grandson!

  122. Erica C. says:

    I like the Originals Christopher in Navy.

  123. jackie says:

    pedipeds are the only shoes my baby girl wears! they come in many vibrant and fun colors, and are easy to clean!

  124. Lauren says:

    Cute! I would love the Flex Connor.

  125. Selena West says:

    i want the infant boys originals-adrian chocolate brown

    selenajowest at live dot com

  126. shawna says:

    I would love the Flex
    Bella – Black

  127. Jen Harriman says:

    I totally love pedipeds. I really want the Eva – Black pair for this winter!

  128. Michelle Hagewood says:

    I like the Carolines in Chocolate Brown for baby/toddler girls.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  129. valerie mabrey says:

    Originals Alyssa – Black

    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  130. Tiffany Noell says:

    I love PediPed shoes!

  131. some of their shoes are machine washable! I would love to try that!

  132. I love the Flex Elizabeth – Light Brown!

  133. Gladys M says:

    i want the pediped Grip ‘n’ Go in Black for my son who has just started to take his first steps 🙂

    Mysteri_015 at yahoo dot com

  134. kathy pease says:

    i love the Originals
    Alyssa – Red Glitter

  135. Jill Kecseg says:

    I want the Eva in chocolate brown for my best friends daughter. They are adorable! Actually…all of the shoes are adorable!

  136. Jennifer Boylan says:

    I already knew that the pediped shoes were comfortable and stylish, but what I didn’t know was that pediped was aong the first children’s footwear to be awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for promoting healthy feet and development! That is awesome!

  137. kjahsd says:

    Way to load about 14% of the time, RaffleCopter. Good job. You suck.

    Its a shame too, I love PediPed and I love your blog.

  138. Jennifer Williams says:

    I like the Flex Elizabeth in Light Brown size 11.5.

  139. cristi says:

    I love that some of their shoes are machine washable. Often when I wash my daughters or son’s shoes they fall apart.

  140. Steph A says:

    I want the Caroline or Camille shoes!

  141. Marysa N. says:

    I love the fuschia glitter shoes in pink! Very cute!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

  142. DanV says:

    I like Flex
    Abigail – Pink

  143. Leah Shumack says:

    I really like the Flex Abagail pink!!

  144. Thea P. says:

    I learned on the website that some of the models can be washed in a washing machine. Very helpful!

  145. natasha tucker says:

    I love the “Originals Jake” shoe in Navy for size 0 – 6 months. They’re so cute!! 🙂

  146. katie hecker says:

    i love the insert idea! great idea!!

  147. Jennifer C. says:

    I would love to win the Giselle in Brown!

  148. April Kennedy says:

    I like the Flex- Jimmy in brown and orange!

  149. Jen says:

    The flex foot system helps make shoes last longer.

  150. Heather R says:

    I like the Tristan – Brown

  151. LauraJJacobson says:

    Oh I love the flex vail brown. They are so adorable.

  152. barbara hunt says:

    Thanks for the great contest!
    bahjeep@aol.com
    Any boys size 8

  153. Megan Butler says:

    I love Pediped shoes .

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