Children's clothing can be difficult to shop for. After all, with how much children grow, it can be hard to find the right sizes and styles consistently. And as far as I have seen, no child at such a young age will give much input in means of a chic fashion for the season, besides an utterance of a primary color. And don't even get me started on finding shoes for the little ones. Uncomfortable fits, garish styles and overall not-so-pleasant experiences can leave one feeling as if they are drowning in shoes. Enter Pediped. Making waves in the shoe industry, Pediped's pristine stock of fashionable and functioning shoe styles for kids can leave many in awe. We sat down with the marketing director of Pediped to better understand what makes these shoes unique.
What makes these shoes better than other kid shoe brands on the market?
So Pediped was founded by a mom who was looking for shoes for her young daughter that are comfortable, stylish and most importantly, healthy for her daughter's feet. When she could not find shoes to meet her needs, she created her own line of shoes, and Pediped was born! Pediped shoes are designed specifically for the needs of kids' growing feet. We are also one of the first child shoe suppliers to be awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for promoting healthy foot development in children, which is a bit of a mouthful, but what it basically means is that whether a child is crawling, learning to walk or now running, Pediped has a stylish shoe that fits comfortably and ensures healthy foot development. Many Pediped styles are machine-washable, made from eco-friendly or vegan materials and have other innovative technologies inside. Pediped is an international brand but based right here in Henderson.
Your slogan is "The next best thing to bare feet." What does that mean?
So glad you asked that! The reason behind that is the American Academy of Pediatrics advises that children learn to walk by gripping their toes on the ground, but the AAP does also warn that when surfaces are uneven, rocky, hot or cold, shoes should be worn. Basically, all the reasons that shoes exist in the first place! Pediatricians and podiatrists recommend Pediped Originals because they allow children to mimic barefoot walking closely. So Pediped shoes really are the next best thing to bare feet.
What are your absolute favorite styles of shoes that you supply?
Oh so hard to choose! We've got some great new styles and colors just released for fall available at our Pediped Boutique at Town Square and online. The effortless style of the Dani sneaker is perfect for both tough play and the style-conscious kid and is a bestseller for back to school. The Betty is also an absolute favorite. This classic Mary Jane style adds a polished look for any occasion with adorable scalloped edges and a darling bow detail. We are also one of the last children's shoe stores that measures children's feet. Our in-store fit experts can professionally measure your children's feet and recommend the perfect size. But if you don't want to come in, Pediped.com will help you find the perfect fit for your little one with our sizing charts.
Tell us a little bit about your charity work.
Since its establishment in 2005, Pediped footwear has given more than $2.8 million in product and monetary support to children in need. The company has donated $470,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, helping to grant more than 60 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. The company has also given more than 54,000 pairs of shoes to children in need. These donations have been to children both locally and internationally. In 2013, Pediped launched the Pediped school's program, giving 10% of all attributed sales back to schools. To date, Pediped has given more than $12,600 to schools through the program.
It's obvious to see why Pediped is such a strong contender in your little one's shoe needs. Pediped shoes are designed to meet the needs of children's growing feet at each walking stage. They say function over flair, but you are certainly sacrificing neither in pursuit of the best children's footwear on the market. For the best shoe better than bare feet, turn to nowhere else except Pediped.
Pediped Infant Footwear
6593 S. Las Vegas Blvd. B-155
LasVegas, NV 89119