pediped® cares about the health and well being of your child’s growing feet. We have performed extensive research and testing to develop the latest technologies in children’s footwear. From our unique memory foam insoles to our light-weight, water-safe footwear, our innovative features ensure support and comfort for little feet. Take a look below to learn about the different technologies available in many pediped® shoes.
Flex Fit System™
With the Flex Fit System™, each pair of pediped Flex® closed-toe shoes comes with an additional 2 millimeter insole to customize the fit of the shoe so it is just right for each child. These insoles can reduce a shoe size by almost half a size. VIEW FLEX FIT VIDEO
To use, simply lift the colored insole that comes inside the shoe and place the white additional insole underneath. Afterward, be sure to replace the original insole as this will be the layer next to your child’s foot. Check the fit: shoes should fit snug, but not tight. When there is no need for the extra white insole, simply take it out and use the original insole by itself. This insole should remain in the shoe at all times to ensure comfort for your child.
Please note: Flex Fit System™ inserts are not available with sandals and Adventure (water) styles.
No more dirty shoes! pediped® Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex® feature select styles that are machine washable. To wash, simply remove all insoles and place shoes in the washing machine. For best results, wash shoes alone in cold water, on gentle cycle. Do not add bleach; use regular detergent. Allow shoes to air dry with Velcro open (away from sunlight) before re-inserting the insoles. Do not put shoes in the dryer.
The bones in a child’s foot are composed of
cartilage, which eventually hardens to form 26 permanent bones per foot. These
bones will need to last a lifetime. A shoe that is too rigid or too tight can
effectively change the shape of a child’s foot, but pediped® footwear with Memory Foam Technology™ (MFT™) helps ensure an excellent fit and
outstanding comfort. MFT™ includes a memory foam insole that
shapes perfectly to a child’s foot, thus acting like a custom insole and
supporting the foot in all the right places. MFT™ also provides excellent absorption,
prevents foot slippage in the shoe and improves the fit of every shoe. MFT™ is available in select Grip ‘n’ Go™ (for active toddlers) and Flex® (for confident walkers).
Ultra Light Technology™ is specially
designed to support kids’ feet in all activities while remaining light as air.
Ultra Light Technology™ includes flex grooves for natural foot movement and
maximum flexibility, heel cushioning that distributes pressure evenly, and a
breathable mesh upper that allows airflow through the body of the shoe.
Our water-safe shoes are light-weight,
eco-friendly, and able to handle dunks and splashes, so they still look great
after a day at the pool or beach. Soft Neoprene lining keeps them water-safe
inside and out, while a natural rubber sole and toe cap provide flexibility and
protection. Best of all, these shoes are machine washable! Look for water-safe
technology in select pediped® Flex® styles.
pediped's line of Cold Weather boots are
constructed with a combination of waterproof materials including leather and
nylon to keep feet comfortable and dry. The waterproof membrane and gusseted
tongue ensure protection from cold weather elements.
We've created a specially curated selection
of vegan shoes, made, of course, with all the pediped® quality and comfort you
expect for your all-natural wild child. When you see our vegan technology
symbol on any of your favorite styles, you can rest assured that it was made
with no animal products or by-products.
The eco-friendly microfiber used in our
Adventure Line and select athletic shoes is made with a solvent-free
manufacturing process. This process results in reduced carbon dioxide emissions
and reduced water and energy use. Look for eco-friendly shoes in select styles
of Grip ‘n’ Go™ (for active toddlers) and Flex® (for confident walkers).
G2 Technology™ (available in pediped® Grip ‘n’ Go™ shoes) provides active toddlers
with the ideal combination of protection and flexibility as they improve their
walking ability. G2 Technology™ includes a specialized soft rubber sole,
rounded edges that mimic the natural shape of a child’s foot, heel stability
and a soft toe box that allows toes to curl and grip the floor. Look for shoes
with G2 Technology™ in pediped® Grip 'n' Go™ shoes.
Not only is the all natural leather sole on pediped® Originals® incredibly flexible, but it also
features a diamond tread to provide slip resistance.
Comfort and style take on the cold! With
pediped® Cold Weather boots, feet can brave the elements while staying cozy and
dry. With a temperature rating of -20°C, a strong, water-resistant nylon outer
and a waterproof membrane, Cold Weather boots protect feet from moisture and
cold. Sealed seams also help to keep out snow and rain while sealing in warmth.
A gusseted tongue helps prevent snow, dirt, and water from working their way
inside the boot. A rugged yet flexible sole allows for natural foot movement
and is also self-cleaning, so snow and sludge can stay outside where they
belong. Cold Weather boots are available in the pediped® Flex® line.
pediped's Cold Weather boots feature
self-cleaning rugged soles specially designed to be flexible for natural foot
movement in all weather conditions. They are easy to clean! Simply bend the
sole of the boot to remove rocks and dried dirt.