With two kids, I've already tried quite a few shoe brands over the past four years. It's no secret that I love kids shoes (who doesn't-they're tiny and adorable!) and I wanted to share my favorites with you. I've found that pediped are the best shoes for kids and I'm sharing why today, along with a giveaway!
Thanks to pediped for sending us these adorable shoes!
The Best Shoes for Kids
When I buy shoes for my kids, there are a few things I always look for. First, I want them to be functional and benefit my kids' feet. It's no secret that some shoes are better for this than others. No matter what, I always buy shoes with flexible soles. Kids' feet develop best if they can walk barefoot, but that's not really plausible most of the time. pediped's shoes are the next best thing to bare feet!
Lincoln's wearing a pair of the Originals, which are pediped's best shoes for beginning walkers. They feature a soft, flexible leather sole that's also slip-resistant. I picked the Cliff Navy/Sky style because they match just about everything he wears!
The shoes are super breathable which is important for these upcoming hot summer days. I love the care pediped puts into each shoe, with patented hand-stitching on each shoe!
Lincoln is 15 months old and he started walking right around his first birthday. He's really into climbing everything and running around the park. Our pediped Originals are the best for this because they're really flexible. They allow him to bend his foot as it would naturally. Plus, his feet are protected from hot playground equipment and wood chips!
I love that pediped shoes are recommended by podiatrists and pediatricians. It gives me comfort knowing I'm giving my kids the best start by supporting their feet with great shoes.
pediped Originals are available from newborn size to about 24 months. Lincoln is wearing a 18-24 month. I used the handy size chart on pediped's website to figure out what size would be best for him. He's got a little room to grow in these, which will be perfect since his feet seem to grow so fast!
Because pediped has the best shoes for kids, Lincoln also has two other pairs. We bought him the Norm Grey Originals for a wedding last fall and he still wears them on a regular basis. They're perfect for dressy or casual occasions. We've also got a pair of the Grip 'n' Go style for when he's gotten used to walking in shoes for awhile. The next pair we buy for Lincoln will probably be a sandal. I love shoes, can you tell? 😉
pediped also carries adorable baby and toddler girl styles. I almost wish we were having another girl so I could buy some! Luckily I do still get to buy girly shoes, though. Our daughter Harper turns four in May and we buy pediped shoes for her, too.
Her newest pair are from pediped's new spring line! These are the Flex® Canyon in Ocean, and I LOVE the bright colors. Harper is very sure-footed but it's so nice to have a pair of sandals with a closed toe-box.
These sandals are very flexible. She's able to climb everything and has great grip with the rubber sole.
With all the climbing she does (and this girl has no fear!) I like knowing that she's in lightweight shoes. She has great confidence and the shoes are easy for her to put on and take off.
Another bonus to the Flex line is that they're machine washable and water safe. Harper LOVES puddles. I think there are magnets in her feet for them, to be honest. With these sandals, she can splash around in the puddles and I can just toss them in the washer when we get home. AND, they're vegan-friendly!
Harper also has a pair of pediped Flex athletic shoes that she loves. You can see my full review of them here if you're on the market for great every day shoes.
pediped has such a huge variety of shoes for newborns all the way up to youth size six. We will be buying these shoes for years to come! You can check out their entire new spring/summer line on their website. You can purchase shoes directly or from Amazon.
WIN IT: We're giving away one pair of pediped shoes to a lucky reader! Winner will choose the size and whether the shoes are for a boy or a girl.
Open to the US only, ages 18 and up. Ends on April 20th at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!
Disclaimer: I, Amber, received two pairs of pediped shoes in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Amazon links are affiliate links. One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google. Void where prohibited.