Springtime and Pediped shoes go together like the peanut butter and jelly on my kid’s favourite sandwich. Two years back I reviewed Pediped’s Flex Darcy from their Adventure Line. It was my first experience with “water play shoes”. And those shoes, which were designed to take dunks and splashes in stride, were my daughter’s favourite footgear ever. They were still in great shape after she outgrew them, and they went on to be all-time-favourites with her younger sister as well.
Far superior in my children’s eyes to sandals or flipflops, these were light breathable runners that you could wear all day at school or while out running errands, and then take for a few jumps in the sprinkler or for a beachside adventure. They worked well with socks, but both kids assured me they were even better with summertime bare feet. Those shoes have travelled with us, and have been on countless splash pads and water play areas, always drying out quickly, ready for the next adventure.
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So I was pretty excited when Pediped sent us a pair of Flex Racers to review. Similar to the Darcy (which is a style that is no longer offered), these lightweight, breathable, runners can double as sandals and are perfect for any adventure, from a trip to the splashpad to a day at the mall.
Here’s why they rock:
1. These shoes are WATER SAFE and designed to take dunks and splashes, which makes them perfect to wear poolside, or at the beach.
2. They are MACHINE WASHABLE. Toss them in the washer and then air dry. I’ve yet to have a need to run our newest pair of Pedipeds through the wash, but I can say from previous experience that these should wash up like a dream.
3. The FLEX FIT SYSTEM allows the shoe to grow a bit with your child’s foot, making the shoe’s comfier and longer lasting. Each pair comes with an extra 2mm insole sized to fit perfectly to that shoe. You remove the insoles from the shoes and slip these underneath. Putting the insole in makes the shoe feel about half a size smaller. As your child’s foot grows and the shoe starts to feel tight you simply remove the extra insole, providing extra space and making the shoes fit for longer.
Gigi was ridiculously excited when her new Flex Racers arrived in the mail and insisted on wearing them immediately. She loves the comfy Mary Jane style and the easy to use velcro. She’s been wearing them to school every day with socks but has already told me that she simply can’t wait for warmer weather when she can wear these with bare feet and jump around at the splash pad.
Overall, I love Pediped shoes for the quality and durability. I love the way the Flex Fit System allows the shoes to fit for longer, and in the long run, saves me money on footwear. My kids love Pediped runners because they are ultra lightweight and breathable. We both appreciate the fact that shoes from their Water Safe line can get a little wet (or heck, even soaked right through) and dry up nicely.
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I love all of the boys shoes – it's so hard to find nice ones!
Dianne G. says
I like the Flex® Force Grey/Lime shoes for boys. They look like they would stand up pretty good to boys rough play kicking balls, going through puddles and running.
caroline m. says
I really like the flex bree denim
Stacey Roberson says
My favorite are the Originals Lorrainein Purple.
I love pediped, all of them! but right now we need running shoes, so I'd be happy with a Flex® Force Grey/Lime.
israel y says
like the Flex® Navigator
Jennifer Ann Wilson says
My favorite is the Flex® Minnie Navy/Pink.
Dana Miller says
My fave style is the Flex! I specifically love the Minnie which is water-safe and machine washable!! http://www.pediped.com/Products/Flex-br-Minnie-Ra…
http://www.pediped.com/Products/Originals-br-Jazz… Originals® Jazzie Peacock AS SO CUTE looking that I think any kid would want to put these on and start walking!!
Laurie P says
Love the Flex® Sahara Purple Swirl, fantastic colors!
I like the Flex®
Canyon Charcoal/Pink style.
Nicole B says
I love the boys Flex Adrian in Chocolate
I love the Grip 'n' Go™ Daisy Astor Pink.
Elizabeth Matthiesen says
My favourite is the Women's & Tweens' Angelle Cognac for me! 🙂
sarah alexis says
I love the Flex Sahara line – they look very comfy!
Silvia D says
just so many adorable ones to choose from, one of the pairs i love are the Grip 'n' Go™ Jake Pink Floral
Em Mahr says
One of my favorite styles is the Grip 'n' Go™ Force Surfer Blue boys shoes
Cassie Fancy says
I really love the flex force in pink and silver
Jamie hall says
I love the flex force in silver and pink
Sarah Hayes says
Id love to win a pair of these! the flex force silver shoes are great
I like the Flex line,so many great colors
Carol Denny says
I like the boys Flex Adrian in Chocolate
Laurie BolducCadieux says
The Flex® Renegade Navy/Red are my fav. They have so many great choices
Andrea Amy says
I like the flex canyon
Jessica Beard says
The Originals® Salome Lavender are so cute! I'd love to see them on my daughter. Pediped shoes are so cute and durable.
Oh they have so many that are adorable! One of my favorites is the Flex® Canyon Navy/Orange!
Ana Sculschi says
I like the Grip'n'Go Force for my son.
I wish my feet were small enough for a pair of floral Mary Jane's! For my son, I love these best: Flex® Adrian Chocolate! 🙂
Nate Fuller says
The Jake in lime and grey is my pick, love those!
I like the flex navigator.
I like the Originals Jazzie Peacock pair.
I love the flex force in grey/lime for my son
Julie Bolduc says
I like http://www.pediped.com/Products/Originals-br-Jake…
lori b says
love the jake pink florals
Tim C says
I really like the Originals Charlotte Astor Pink
I love the salome lavender shoes in the original line, just so cute.
Erin W says
I love the
Flex® Canyon Dewberry, perfect for the summer!
I like the Grip 'n' Go™ Becky Purple, very cute!!
Sunshine G says
The Flex Brie Denim are cute!
I like the boys
Flex® Scout Lace Up Navy/Surfer Blue.
I like the Flex® Scout Lace Up Navy/Surfer Blue best
Amy Heffernan says
I like the boys Flex®
Scout Lace Up Navy/Surfer Blue!! Thanks!
Bailey Dexter says
Wow, these are all too adorable! I love the
Grip 'n' Go™ Betty Black Patent, so cute!
Florence C says
I like the Originals® Katelyn Astor Pink
My favorite is the Flex® Minnie Navy/Pink.
Sonya Morris says
My fave is the
Flex® Nikki Fuchsia.
I love the Flex® Estella Pink for my daughter.
kristen visser says
I love the Flex Force pink/silver 🙂 these would be the most perfect for my girl
I like the Grip 'n' Go™ Daisy White Multi. Looks really sweet.
Robyn Bellefleur says
I just love the Originals Jazzie Peacocks.
Our favorite is the Flex force
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Carey Hurst says
I love the Grip and Gos for my toddler . There are a couple styles I love , like Orion the best
Jennifer P. says
Oh gosh I took a look at their website and they have soooo many awesome styles!! I absolutely adore the Flex Bree style in Blue Floral though – definitely my favourite!
Debbie White Beattie says
I like the Flex Minnie for young kids shoes and Women's & Tweens' 3.5 Boot Noir Kid Suede for older kids
Carol Mccreery says
Originals Cliff Blue/Orange are so cute
angela marriott says
I love the
Flex Navigator Pink/Navy
would love the Originals® Ross Chocolate
Fan R @TeddyOutReady says
I like Flex® Gehrig Glacier shoes.
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My favourite is the boy's Flex® Canyon Brown/Blue.
i like the Flex force
elizabeth miller says
My daughter said she loves the Flex® Astara Lace Up Navy. These would be great for her. They sound very comfortable and durable.
I like the Flex® Scout Velcro Navy/Surfer Blue for my son. My daughter would love anything pink or purple!
I totally love their Flex® Nikki Fuchsia from the new spring collection. I've been looking for a fun pair of sandals for my two year old daughter and love how these have a full toe cage, a fun style, are bright pink and are made of quality materials
I like the Pediped flex
Betty S says
I like the Flex® Jacqeline White/Fuchsia great for those summer sun dresses
Kelly D says
I like the Flex® Astara Lace Up Navy.
Louisa Pink Floral will just be good as the weather gets warmer.
My favourite is the Flex Minnie Pink!
I like the Flex Navigator!
Heather Lynne says
Love the Grip N Gos.. so many cute colours too!
Monique L.S. says
I like the Flex racer in purple. Would be great for an active toddler.