Great Athletic Shoes for Kids; Pediped Offers Function, Style, and Support!

A couple of months ago my son got some new shoes for school from Pediped. He just loves the shoes, and when asked, says they are really comfortable so he likes to wear them.  Recently, we got another pair of shoes for my son because he needed something that would work for gym class, and more as an athletic shoe.  We again received a pair of shoes from Pediped, in the Flex line, and are absolutely thrilled!  

We received Mercury, from the flex line:


When the shoes first arrived in the mail, my son was so excited to try them on he just couldn’t wait to get them out of the box!  He did laps around around kitchen and living room to “test them out.”  The shoes also came with a stopwatch, which he thought was so much fun to use.  

We also have a treadmill that my husband and I like to use, so my son thought these shoes would be perfect for using on the treadmill (my husband doesn’t allow shoes that have been worn outside to touch his treadmill, lol).  

Even though my son is only five, he of course wants to be just like mom and dad, so we let him run on the treadmill with his new shoes and try it out.  He thought it was so great he has deemed his new shoes his “treadmill shoes.”  Of course that would mean he never gets to wear them anywhere else, so we’ll see how that goes, lol.


It is pretty obvious my son likes the shoes, but what do I think?  I really like the shoes as well.  I can’t tell you the comfort level, but my son says he likes them and they are comfortable.  I like that they come with an extra insert, called the Flex Fit System™, which allows children to adjust the fit of their shoes and prolong the length of wear.  According to Pediped, these insoles can reduce shoe size by almost half a size, extending the life of the shoe.  

I also think the shoes look good, and they seem to hold up well to a little boy who is pretty hard on his shoes.  The velcro enclosures are also nice.  Once my son finally learns how to tie his shoes we will move on to lace shoes, but until that time these are great because I don’t have to constantly tie his shoes for him!  

Overall the Pediped athletic line of shoes really impresses me.  They seem to really care about the health of your child’s feet by providing shoes that are specifically designed to support kids feet properly.  Pediped says the shoes are “Specially designed for your little athlete’s developing feet, Mercury provides flex grooves for maximum flexibility, a breathable mesh upper so the foot stays dry and comfortable and a heel cushion to protect against impact and distribute pressure evenly. Start your child off on the right foot with pediped’s line of athletic shoes featuring Ultra Light Technology™.”

Mommy Bunch ApprovedIf you are looking for a great gift to get your child, grandchild, niece/nephew, etc.; I would highly recommend the Pediped line of products.  They have great shoes that are designed with a child in mind.  They also have a new line of cold weather boots that would be great as a holiday gift (see below)!



Check out this video featuring Tom Glavine, former National League Pitcher & Cy Young Award Winner, as he shares pediped’s new Athletic Line with Ultra Light Technology™.

New Athletic Line, Cold Weather Boots and more than 80 New Styles Highlight pediped Fall/Winter 2012 Collection!

Pediped debuts its Fall/Winter 2012 Collection with an innovative line of athletic shoes featuring Ultra Light Technology™, a collection of waterproof cold weather boots and more than 80 new design offerings.  

The new line of waterproof cold weather boots, created as a result of customer demand, have a temperature rating of -20 degrees, self-cleaning soles and a waterproof exterior.

Engineered for comfort and built for speed, pediped’s new line of athletic footwear has an ultra-light weight of just five ounces (based on a size 27), flex grooves for maximum flexibility and are machine washable.

The Fall Winter 2012 Collection also includes more than 80 new design offerings across pediped’s existing three lines: Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®. The new designs feature pediped’s signature comfortable fit along with a broadened range of colors and fabrics that includes navy, metallics, three-dimensional details and suede.

Sign up to become a pediped Insider today on to be the first to know about news of special promotions, new product introductions and more!


Written by Jesica H.

Disclosure:  The Mommy Bunch received a free product to facilitate this review, however, all opinions are strictly our own.

Jesica H

When she isn’t drowning in a pile of never-ending laundry or picking up Legos, Jesica is busy helping other parents make their lives a little less stressful with homemaking hacks, easy recipes, fun DIY projects, and more. On her successful blog, The Mommy Bunch, her Cricut crafting tutorials are the most popular articles and are what sparked her passion for helping others build a business of their own. Jesica started where you can find loads more craft tutorials and business advice. In her FREE Facebook group, Rock Your Craft Business, Jesica teaches other entrepreneurs how to take their craft business to the next level by building their brand, targeting the right customers, and utilizing smart social media strategies. Join us!

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10 thoughts on “Great Athletic Shoes for Kids; Pediped Offers Function, Style, and Support!

  • October 5, 2012 at 10:58 am
    Those are really cute shoes. I've been eyeing the Pediped shoes for a while now. I really like their features. Reply
  • October 5, 2012 at 11:49 am
    Those look really comfy. I like that they have velcro as well, I'm sick of tying my son's shoelaces LOL I'll have to check pediped out Reply
  • October 5, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    They look like very nice shoes for Austin. COOOOL! Reply
  • October 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    love those shoes!!! need to get some for the kids will have to look into it! Reply
  • October 5, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    these look like great shoes!! i need to get some for the kids.. will have to look into it Reply
  • October 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    I will have to let my friend know about these!! Perfect for her boys. Reply
  • October 5, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    We're huge Pediped fans. My son has practically grown with a new pair every few months. Reply
  • October 5, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    I agree with Ghada! The velcro is a great aspect of these adorable shoes! My sons would love them! Reply
  • October 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    My toddlers start out in Pediped's. Such great shoes, and I love the athletic line. Reply
  • October 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm
    That's great they are making some athletic shoes! I need to get my kids to wear more than just flip flops. Reply

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