The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
The American Podiatric Medical Association has awarded its prestigious Seal of Acceptance to the pediped Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex® lines. The Seal signifies pediped® footwear's many beneficial attributes that promote quality foot health, including flexible soles, a wide toe box and soft leather uppers.
"As babies' and toddlers' feet begin to develop, a soft, pliable shoe, such as pediped® footwear, is essential to not only provide the foot protection, but also enough mobility for the foot to properly form. pediped® Footwear has been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association because of the product's high podiatric standards." — The American Podiatric Medical Association
What is the APMA?
"Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, is the leading resource for foot and ankle health information. Currently, the organization represents a vast majority of the estimated 15,000 podiatrists in the country. In addition to the national headquarters, the APMA boasts 53 state component locations throughout the United States and its territories, as well as affiliated societies.
The APMA’s staff, comprised of approximately 60 professionals, is dedicated to promoting foot and ankle health, member service and professional excellence. Looking toward the future, the APMA will continue to advance the growth and stability of podiatric medicine by increasing nationwide awareness of foot and ankle health through public education and legislative advocacy." (Information from the American Podiatric Medical Association website: www.apma.org). The links below provide additional tips and information from the APMA:
The American Orthopedic Footwear and Ankle Society
In addition to the APMA, the American Orthopedic Footwear and Ankle Society (AOFAS) has a wealth of information about how to choose proper footwear for your child and a host of common ailments and questions for parents. pediped® footwear meets or exceeds all the requirements outlined by AOFAS.