Disclaimer: we received these shoes in exchange for our review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased! There are affiliate links below, you don't pay more but we receive a small commission from purchases made after clicking.
Kids grow like weeds, it is a fact. But you simply cannot scrimp when it comes to children's shoes. When you find a brand that protects those precious tootsies, nurtures their development, comes in tons of styles and colors, and is still in great shape for hand-me-downs, you stick with it. I've found this in pediped shoes, and if you've tried them, I'm pretty sure you've been sticking with them as well! Keep reading for our review of a few new pairs we just got and enter to win a pair of pediped shoes in my $1,000 value jackpot giveaway at the end of this post!!
When I say pediped is great for your kids' feet, you don't have to take my word for it. They have actually been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development! Most of their shoes have an incredibly flexible sole and vegan, many are water-safe or machine washable, and they come in sizes from baby's crib shoe through 6Y (about 10 years old). One thing I love is that they have several color options in each design, which is GREAT for moms like me who kind of obsess over coordinating her twins' outfits LOL!
The first pair we're going to review are the pediped Flex Sahara sandals, which are water-safe with quick-dry EVA footbeds, are machine-washable, vegan and eco-friendly (made without any solvents during the manufacturing process i.e. less carbon dioxide emission and less use of water and energy!).
We actually love these as summer shoes SO much, this is our 2nd round with them - click here for the most adorable flashback of our 2017 review of these shoes for our 3 kids, in different colors! This year, our girls chose the Berry (kind of a magenta) and Ocean (beautiful bright blue). The soles are super flexible but also grippy - great for your little runners, scooterers, and splash pad adventurers!
My girls threw me a curveball with their next order. They didn't choose the same design! They're not matching or coordinating and my heart broke a little, but the shoes they chose are so darn cute I just couldn't argue!
Mia, on the left, is wearing the pediped Flex Estella Silver, and Emi is in the Flex Dani Blossom sneakers. Both of these are a bit stiffer than the Sahara sandals, but as you can see below they are still pretty flexible. Both of these also feature a simple velcro strap, no frustrations with laces to worry about!
Mia is loving the glitter and bows on her shoes, and I am, too! These Flex Estella shoes are vegan, come in 2 colors (silver or pink) in sizes 22 - 36 with a canvas upper, breathable canvas lining, and a rubber sole.
Emi got the Flex Dani Blossom sneakers which come in 6 colors in sizes 22 - 36, are vegan, machine-washable, with a mesh upper and flexible rubber sole. She's been running around in them non-stop and also balancing on her tippy tip toes "like a ballerina" ha!
Both the Dani and Estella shoes feature pediped's unique "Flex Fit System" (see above right image) which provides you with a 2mm insert that allows you to customize the shoe's fit a bit, basically allowing you to buy half a size bigger and get a bit more time out of the shoes! Insert for a snugger fit, then take out and use the original insole when the feet have grown a bit!
SUPER CUTE, comfy, great quality shoes - am I right!? And now it's your chance to...
WIN A PAIR!!!!!
3/28/2021 10:19:10 pm
I love that their shoes are adorable and promote healthy foot development! Its so important to have the best footwear for fun adventures! My kiddo is crazy about his shoes feeling just perfect.
3/28/2021 11:28:38 pm
I agree! Pediped makes best comfortable shoes may kids love them.
3/30/2021 12:34:06 am
These are really great shoes. My daughter had a pair when she was little and first learning how to walk.
3/30/2021 10:50:42 am
I like these shoes. They are a combination of good looks and good for the feet.
Brittany D Gilley
4/1/2021 04:18:16 pm
these are a good looking lot of shoes
4/4/2021 01:01:22 pm
I won a pair of these years ago for my great niece. She worn them just about ever day and loved them. When she out grew them they still looked really good
3/18/2022 01:43:58 am
I very much appreciate it. Thank you for this excellent article. Keep posting!
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I'm a NYC metro area mom blogger living in NJ with my Japanese husband & our 3 kids (twins plus 1). This blog is chock full of product reviews, family travel guides, and giveaways galore! It's also home to Bay Ridge Families, and several guides focused on kid-friendly activities and guides to South Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, as well as family-friendly destinations beyond the NYC area (check the menu bar!)