My Boys have BIG Feet.

September 28, 2011

Ethan was born with a size 2 foot – and now at 10 months old wears a size 5 1/2.  Crazy Kid! Andrew was the same way, although his feet were WIDE so most shoes didn’t fit – but he’s now in a size 10 at age 2 1/2.aEthan John 087

So even while the boys’ feet are gigantic – they still need comfortable shoes.

I love that PediPed makes flexible shoes for babies that aren’t otherwise accustomed to shoes.  It makes it so much easier for them to be able to feel the ground with their feet through the shoes, which is what pediatricians recommend for young children!

PediPed has a three large collections of shoes – so you’re sure to find something for every wardrobe, and every child!

The Originals are made perfectly for infants and babies and have a leather soled bottom to keep the feet dry, and closely mimic barefoot walking.

Unfortunately my Ethans feet are already bigger than their largest size – so we had to go up to the Grip ‘n’ Go shoes.

We were able to sample the Grip ‘n’ Go Shoes – which are the second step in their footwear system – which are still very flexible but rubber soled shoes – and available in a much wider range of sizes. These are made for early walkers.DSC00790

Then next comes the Flex line – that’s more for confident walkers. These are also available in much more size varieties.

You can rest assured that you’re buying the right size when you print out their handy sizing chart and stick to it!  Going up a size of course if you plan on keeping them in that pair for a while.  We typically buy just 1/2 to 1 size larger than they are measuring.

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I love the wide opening for the foot – we had an especially hard time with Andrew when we tried to get shoes on his feet – it seemed like we had to SHOVE his foot into the shoe – and that it’d be all twisted inside.  These shoes open so wide you’re practically setting the foot into the shoe.

They seem really comfortable for Ethan, as he doesn’t complain when they’re on his feet, and is able to stand up just the same as he can without them – so I’m sure they don’t bother him.DSC00786

So when you’re looking for the next pair of shoes for your child – don’t go to Target.  Seriously. Get a good QUALITY pair of shoes for your child.  They’re a little pricier, but it’s your children’s feet that you’re toying with…. You wouldn’t wear that flat-bottomed shoe with zero support, would you?  So why should your toddler who is just learning to walk!?

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  1. I have never purchased a PediPed shoe, but have always wanted to. They’ve been out of our budget. My favorites right now on the PediPed site are the Flex Adrian in Grey/Navy. How cute are these? Little sporty kid!

  2. Visited website, and I like the Flex Caleb – Brown.
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  3. Bonnye Sensenig says:

    I love the Grip n Go Ellie shoes in Dark Purple!! They are all awesome- thank you for the review. I had never heard of these shoes before!

  4. I love the grip and go eva in chocolate

  5. I love the Flex Adrian – Chocolate Brown, Tan

  6. We love our PediPeds! 🙂 They were actually my son’s first shoe.

    I am loving the neutral look of the Flex Adrians.

  7. Tasha West Glasscock says:

    I love the Christopher in Navy!

  8. I can’t wait until my little man is old enough to wear shoes! I like the Grip n Go Adrian – Navy, Grey, Red best from PediPed.

  9. Sonya Morris says:

    I love the Isabella in Chocolate for my little girl! Thank you!

  10. Jessica Beard says:

    I like the originals Brady-navy and orange. Thanks!

  11. I like the Mckenna shoes in brown

  12. My fav shoe is the Jordyn – in both the girl (purple) and boy (navy & black) colors!

  13. Stephanie G says:

    I love the abigail pink originals!

  14. I love Pedipeds. Sophia had a pair that she wore almost everyday, right before she began walking. They’re definitely going to be used by Moreaya too! And I bought a pair at a Yard Sale that looked brand new, before I even knew if this baby was a Girl… just because I HAD to have them JUST IN CASE!

  15. My favorite pair of Pedipeds are the Flex Adrian- Navy, Grey, Red. And WOW your boys DO have big feet! Much bigger than my son’s! 😉

  16. Martha Ruth Brecht says:

    I like the Originals Jax – Taupe. They’d look so cute on my guy.

  17. Mandy Kauffman says:

    I LOVE the toddler Flex Andy – Chocolate Brown shoes. My little man would match daddy’s shoes!! 🙂

  18. heather stewart says:

    like the flex isabella red…along with many other shoes.

  19. I like the Christopher style in chocolate brown color

  20. Eva Black is one of many that I like.

  21. love love love the Elizabeth – Light Brown!

  22. right now I’m really loving the Tristan and Ace

  23. Jamie Adkins says:

    Love the Giselle boot!

  24. Grip n Go
    Jake – Light Brown

  25. amy pugmire says:

    i love the Adrian – Grey, Navy

  26. I would love to get the Charlie in Chocolate Brown


  27. I would like to get my little man the Oscar – Black.

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  28. Jeniffer Smith says:

    I’d love the Eva-chocolate brown!!

  29. I like the Alyssa – Chocolate Brown.

  30. I really like Adrian – Navy, Grey. It looks comfortable for my little guy and well made.

  31. Hannah Avery says:

    I like the Christopher shoe in chocolate brown, probably in size 4 1/2

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  32. I like the Eva Originals. I want all three colors!

  33. I like the EVa Orgianls too!

  34. Christina C says:

    I’d choose Flex – Andy in chocolate brown.

  35. Jessica Sapalio says:

    I like the Flex in Dakota Brown.

  36. love the ‘adrian’ shoe-navy/gray and red- size 9mo-12mo for my baby bou

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  37. I like the Christopher in Navy!

  38. I love the Tristan in brown!

  39. I love the original chocolate brown henry.

    Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  40. I like the Grip n Go Christopher – Navy. Great shoes!

  41. i like the Lilah Chocolate brown in light pink (girls) in size 18-24m

  42. I like the Grip n Go
    Christopher – Chocolate Brown

  43. Rachel L. says:

    I’d love the Isabella in red from the Originals line!

  44. Flex
    Jimmy – Chocolate Brown, Orange

  45. I love the Flex Christina – Pewter

  46. i like the Flex
    Caleb – Brown

  47. I like the Flex Stella in fuchsia sparkle.

  48. Adrienne Hayes says:

    I love the Flex Kat – Fuchsia for Youth Girls.

  49. valerie mabrey says:

    Aspen – Fuchsia
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  50. I love Eva Orginals the are to cute

  51. Betsy Hoff says:

    I like the Flex Elizabeth in Black!

  52. amandasue says:

    I like the penny in pink originals!

  53. Heather C says:

    I love the Grip n Go Tristan in Navy!

  54. Flex Stella in fuchsia sparkle

  55. I love:
    Flex Elizabeth – Light Brown

  56. I like the Alyssa in fuchsia sparkle.

  57. Elizabeth Glass Turner says:

    I like the grip n go Leo in brown!!!

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  58. My goodness! Their feet really are big! My 7 year old only wears a size 13! I love the shoes from Pediped…I would love to get the Jax in navy for my 7 month old!

  59. Sarah Kay says:

    I really love the Originals Jordyn – Navy 🙂

    They have a great selection!!

  60. The Adrien in brown is too cute

  61. I love the originals tristan in grey

  62. Adrian in Navy, Gray and Red

  63. Lisa Cowan Whitham says:

    I love the Flex
    Aspen – Fuchsia

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  64. We love these shoes, another pair could not hurt every little girl needs a pair in black and white. We would love to add the Harlow in Silver, my little angel is in love with sparkles! Who can blame her : )

  65. I love the Flex Aspen – Fuchsia

  66. Betty Curran says:

    I’d love to get the Abigail – Purple for my newest granddaughter. They are so cute.

  67. Adrian

  68. I love the Grip & Go Leo

  69. we love the Flex Aspen – Fuchsia

  70. I like the girls taffeta shoes.

  71. We too are having problems finding soft soled shoes to fit my son’s 5.5w foot. His foot is so chubby on top and his ankle is so thick he won’t even fit into plain robeez and when I tried to size up he kept tripping on the extra material. The shoe salesmen can’t seem to understand why I want to keep him in a soft soled shoe and keep trying to sell me toddler shoes.

    I love that pediped makes soft soled shoes in larger sizes, I just wish I could find more variety in stores so we could try them on first before buying. I love to find the Jake Originals in my sons size, they are too cute and would perfect for everyday wear!

  72. i love the tonya flex boots

  73. Nathan Moyer says:
  74. Michelle Hagewood says:

    Love the Abigail in Chocolate Brown & Pink

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  75. Flex Caleb – Brown

  76. I like the Originals Christopher in Navy.

  77. I love the Caroline shoes in chocolate brown!

  78. jean grys says:

    Great review, you probably convinced many! I love pedipeds. We have a special needs child and these are one of the few shoes I can get on those fragile wide little feet! Problem being they are pretty expensive so we have only been able to splurge twice in 8 years! Praying we win him a pair of these soft little gems.

  79. Heather R says:

    Pedipeds have always been my favorite shoes for my babies. I love the Jordyn – Navy Originals

  80. I love the Flex
    Alyssa – Fuchsia Glitter

  81. Christopher navy.
    Your kids DO have big feet!

    My daughter is 4.5 and is just now going into a 10.5-11. She has been in a 10 all summer!

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