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pediped shoes help your little ones get a grip {giveaway}

October 14th, 2010

I love pediped shoes. Don’t believe me? Check out this review or this one or even this one. I’m a fan. A really, really big fan. Oh, and now Katie is a fan too. You can read her post to learn more about pediped Originals or my review from a while back on the Flex line.

Today I get to introduce you to pediped’s new Grip ‘n’ Go™ line of children’s shoes. Perfect for active toddlers, these shoes make transitioning from early walking to walking an easier one. Grip ‘n’ Go shoes are made with all the benefits of pediped Originals but with thin, flexible rubber soles. The rounded edges mimic the natural shape of a child’s foot and the heel stability and soft toe box allow toddlers to feel and grip the floor. How cool is that? With my lack of coordination I could use a pair of adult Grip ‘n’ Gos!

pediped Grip n Go

Grip ‘n’ Go is ideal for both indoor and outdoor wear. The Fall/Winter line has classic styles like Alyssa, Giselle, Isabella and Jake and also includes new styles like Ellie and Jamie. The Grip ‘n’ G collection is available for children 9 months to 3 years.

pediped PennyUnfortunately Livi refuses to stop growing and was too big to test out a pair of Grip ‘n’ Go shoes, but she is the right size for pediped’s Flex line. And of course we’re always more than willing to review a pair for Daily Dish readers. Livi received the Penny in all it’s golden goodness. Hidden under that sparkly exterior (it’s a no-brainer these shoes will be Olivia’s favorites this winter) you’ll find:

  • Memory Foam Technology that provide a cushioned insole that perfectly shapes to the foot and improves fit.

  • Exceptionally soft, flexible soles and uppers that help provide healthy foot development. Ultra flexible FLEX ZONES provide maximum flexibility and support natural foot motion (like chasing after her big brother when he steals her Groovy Girl doll).

  • Shock absorbing cushions on each heel to protect against impact and distribute pressure through-out the foot.

  • pediped’s Flex Fit System (my favorite) for the perfect fit. Each pair comes with an additional 2-mm insole to customize the fit so it just right for each child.

Is it a bad sign it took me a minute to remember which shoes were the ones pediped sent Olivia due to the sheer number of pediped boxes in their closet? That Make-A-Wish sale gets me every time!

I will be the first to admit pediped shoes come with a higher price tag, but they are one of the few things I’ll invest in partly because they last so long and partly because my children’s feet love these shoes. They last through multiple children and still look great even with a little wear and tear. Plus, how can you NOT buy a pair of these for your little girl this winter:


Yeah, good luck choosing just one pair!—Emily

***Giveaway! pediped is giving away one pair of Originals shoes to one lucky winner!***

Here’s how to enter. You can do as many of these as you’d like. Each one is worth one entry into our giveaway; please leave a separate comment for each one you do:

•  Visit pediped.com and leave a comment telling us your favorite shoe.
•  “Like” pediped on Facebook and leave a comment telling us you joined.
•  Follow pediped on Twitter and leave a comment telling is you’re their newest follower.
•  Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL of your tweet.
•  Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL to your blog post.

Include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: October 21, 2010 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

  • Congratulations to Leah O., the winner of the pediped giveaway! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the review and add a comment. Keep reading the Daily Dish for your chance to participate in more giveaways!

Kinderbliss offers heavenly children’s clothing & accessories

April 15th, 2010

When I heard Kinderbliss was a new online shopping boutique by Angela Edgeworth, the same woman who founded pediped Footwear, I knew it would be a fabulous site. I have reviewed pediped a handful of times on Boutique Cafe’s Daily Dish and I am a HUGE fan. I couldn’t wait to dive into Kinderbliss and see what all the buzz was about!


Kinderbliss_JakeTo kick start my experience, Kinderbliss sent George a pair of pediped’s Jake shoes in yummy chocolate brown. These are now our go-to shoes for church on Sunday and any other time his grungy favorite tennis shoes won’t pass the dress code. Like all pediped shoes, the fit is comfortable, which is super important when you have a son who is picky about socks and shoes (and tags and long sleeves and the list goes on). George’s Jakes are super good-looking—I wish I had a photo but we’re lucky to make it to church only 10 minutes late let alone have time to snap a few pics!

Kinderbliss_boypediped shoes aren’t the only stylin’ things you’ll find on Kinderbliss. The boutique is full of princess-worthy dresses (and yes, even a tiara!), golf-course-ready duds and everything in between. Here’s a note from Angela:

The idea [behind Kinderbliss] was to capture the spirit of childhood, in all the beauty and fun, because we all know childhood only lasts a short while. Kinderbliss isn’t just any store, it is a place where you can find unique and beautiful items for gifts and for children. I have always loved buying apparel and toys for my girls because I know that my time to do this is limited. Soon, they will be picking out their own clothes or shopping on their own, but until then, I get to dress them the way I like!

Kinderbliss_girlKinderbliss even has an Ideas & Inspiration page so you can get some, well, ideas and inspiration about super cool outfits for your little one. How fun is that!

I pretty much want to buy everything on the site whether or not it comes in my little ones’ sizes; unfortunately the prices are a little bit high for me. But for a special occasion I’d certainly take my time browsing Kinderbliss. It’s a given I’d find the perfect outfit, accessories and all!—Emily

pediped Footwear: a dream come true!

December 18th, 2008

pedipedThis will be my third time featuring pediped on the Daily Dish. I just can’t get enough of these shoes! Our first review was April of 2007, and then we featured their new Flex line 10 months later in February of 2008. Here we are again, 10 months later, and I haven’t run out of good things to say. My kids are still loving their shoes and I am still one of their biggest fans.

pedipedThis time I wanted to showcase what I call pediped’s party shoes. No, they don’t specifically have a party line, but they totally could. I was sent the original Naomi in silver for our little Livi. Though the Isabella is my most favorite of their dress shoes, the Naomi runs a close second (and goes with more outfits). Livi was too young to have an opinion about her red patent Isabellas but when she saaw the Naomis through the window of their gift box, she immediately went over, opened the box and took one out. If that weren’t cute enough she then turned to me and handed me the shoe so I could put it on her. Livi didn’t care that they were still a little too big. She was off and running (well, toddling…she is only 16 months) in her Naomis and protested much when she had to take them off for naptime. She might be their next biggest fan!

pedipedLooking at the Naomi and the Isabella, you can tell pediped shoes are big on style but did you know they are also big on comfort? pediped Footwear promotes quality foot health and development and the company has been awarded both the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Seal of Acceptance and recommended as a top footwear choice in the 2007 Consumer Reports Best Baby Products Guide.

So why is pediped a dream come true? Because they have partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to helping grant the wishes of terminally ill children. pediped is making dreams come true by offering a very rare promotion on its website. (Rare because this is only the second time the company has made such an offer.) From December 17th through the 31st, pediped is reducing the price of select footwear and will donate 50% of the sales from these shoes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

pedipedThis is the first time pediped has partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and through its fundraising efforts the company has already raised over $87,000, enough to grant the wishes of 12 children with life-threatening medical conditions. You can view some of the granted wishes and keep up to date on pediped’s goal by visiting the Make-A-Wish page on their website.

This special online fundraising event is good only through the end of December. You can learn more about this fundraiser and view the select footwear at pediped.com.—Emily

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