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Pediped Shoes for Babies and Toddlers

By Isabel Kallman

Family Synergy… I Love It!
zoe%20pediped%20shoe.jpgI’ve mentioned before how my sister owns this wonderful shop Ola Baby in Brooklyn (she no longer owns this store).  She now, ahem, has a second store (she closed that store, too). I’m soooo proud of her. In little over a year she has expanded to another Brooklyn neighborhood.

During Thanksgiving lunch, I peppered her, as I usually do, with questions about products that are doing uber well. I will be focusing on more on these other, but she brought Pediped footwear to my attention.
Why are they flying off the shelves (particularly the girl’s line)? It’s clear that they are beautiful. But they look practical as well. They serve that interesting late-baby-to-early-toddler period when soft-soled or flexible shoes for new walkers are recommended by most podiatrists. That period between Robeez and hard soled shoes.

From the website :

Pediatricians now recommend that children up to two years of age go barefoot (when practical and safe) or wear lightweight, flexible footwear. This enables children’s feet to grow naturally and to develop musculature and strength. A soft-soled shoe also enables them to sense the ground beneath their feet and to grasp with their toes as they learn how to walk. Doing so promotes healthy foot development, ensures children’s growing feet are not constricted and enables them to develop foot strength. pediped™ footwear have soft, cushioned leather soles and soft, flexible leather uppers.

Isabel Kallman
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Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.


Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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  • Angella

    November 25, 2007 at 2:48 am

    They are perfect for the stage that Emily is in (13 months).
    *Goes to add more shoes to her daughter’s already immense collection*

  • amalah

    November 25, 2007 at 9:49 am

    I LOVED the Pedipeds when Noah was at that stage. Cute boy ANYTHING is hard to find and shoes are no exception, but the Pediped boy shoes are adorable.

  • beanpaste

    November 29, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    My daughter had Pedipeds (the pink Carolines), and they are truly, truly the perfect shoe for toddlers. They are sturdy, easy to slip onto wiggly feet, comfortable, and absolutely darling.
    Love the Pedipeds.

  • Hola,Isabel

    December 5, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    And now I want a baby girl so I can make her wear those little red shoes. So cute.

  • Kourtney.R

    December 6, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    Ooo.. I feel so cutting edge, I have the brown poedi-peds with the polka dots, and I adore them! They’re wonderful. Only $5 more than Robeez*, and so much better.
    (At least, here in Canada.)