***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Whew! It sure was a long, strange winter here in NE Ohio. Mother Nature hasn't been able to decide what she wants to do to our weather. I secretly suspect she might be just a tad bi-polar, since we had snow on April 1st, followed by a few days in the mid-70's and then another chilly snap. (No wonder people are getting sick here!)
Anyway, I think it's safe to assume that spring is finally here, judging by the many April showers we're receiving. So I finally packed away my kids' snow boots and winter coats, and am building their spring and summer wardrobes. We have loads of cute warm weather clothing, and of course plenty of shoes to match!
When it comes to kids' shoes, I am very picky. I don't purchase my kids' shoes at mass retailers, even though the prices are attractive. Shoes are just not something I am willing to skimp on when it comes to my kids. You see, little feet are not like adult feet at all. They're still growing and developing, so properly designed footwear is key. Kids need a special kind of arch support as well as room for little toes to grow.
Thankfully, the folks at pediped really get it, and design fun, fashionable footwear that also promotes healthy foot development. They offer shoes for boys and girls, from infancy all throughout the childhood years. For the littlest feet, there are the oh-so-adorable pediped Originals. Then as your little ones begin walking and toddling around, there are the Grip n Go series. Once your little one has a confident stride, you can rely on the Flex series to take them wherever they need to go. Each line is specifically designed for your child's developmental stage.
The awesome folks at pediped sent me these adorable Flex Dakota shoes in sky blue to review. I absolutely love the colors! The blue and gray are very fun, and the little pink accents make these shoes feminine enough to please my very girly Sophie. She actually calls these her "cute blue shoes" The Dakota reminds me of a cross between classic tennis shoes and Mary Jane's. This makes them perfect for play!
Good looks aside, these shoes are very high quality and extremely well made. They're durable, breathable, and yes, they're machine washable. (Comes in handy, since my Sophie loves stomping in mud puddles!) The uppers are made from both luxurious suede and fabric. These shoes are secured by a velcro strap, so my toddler can put her shoes on all by herself! The natural rubber soles also provide excellent traction on any surface.
Sophie absolutely loves her pedipeds. She wears them often, and even wants to sleep in them. Guess that means they're really, really comfy! Here are some photos of my little diva wearing her Flex Dakota shoes.
Overall, I am loving pediped, and so is Sophie! These shoes are very easy to care for, and can definitely withstand he constant use (and abuse) of my very active 3 year old. These shoes have seen dirt, puddles, and even snow, and they are still looking brand new, even after a few washes. Not to mention, they're super-cute and very comfortable. They're Sophie's go-to shoes for active play at the park or in the yard. Sure, pediped shoes are a bit pricier than the shoes you'll find at Walmart, but sometimes you really do get what you pay for. Sophie enjoys the way her shoes look and feel, and I love the fact that these shoes are built to last and actually promote healthy foot development. It's a win-win situation, all around!
How To Connect :
You can check out the awesomeness that is pediped on their website. Be sure to check out their huge spring sale while you're there!
You can also connect with pediped on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
If you like pediped make sure to check out Brian James Footwear, www.brianjamesfootwear.com the new women’s footwear line from Angela Edgeworth founder of pediped.
Enter to WIN :
I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive a pair of pediped Originals! Winner chooses gender and size, but pediped will surprise you with one of their great styles. They're all absolutely adorable, so there's no way you'll be disappointed! How cool is that?!
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This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ until 11:59PM May 10, 2013. No PO Boxes. Winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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