By peoplestaff225
Updated October 02, 2007 01:10 PM

Oh man- I’m so excited about this! One of my favorite shoe companies, pediped™ just announced that they developed a line of rubber-soled shoes for children ages 2-5 years. Debuting online inFebruary 2008 and at retail in Spring 2008, it will feature 12 girl’sstyles and 8 boy’s styles in US children’s sizes 6-12. Retail prices will range from $38-48.

I’m SO psyched because we LOVE Anya’s Imelda Marcos-like pediped collection but now that she’s a walking, running, and almost jumping toddler, she needs more than a soft soled shoe can provide. While pediped shoes do come in larger sizes (their large is supposed to be equivalent to a US size 6-7 and fit 18-24 month olds), they are not my favorite choice for long walks, or cold or wet weather. I like that the new rubber sole style sizes will overlap with the soft sole because sometimes you do want a soft sole for your toddler (like for indoors). Also, there’s something so cute about soft soled shoes that a rubber soled shoe just can’t accomplish.

The new rubber-soled collection will feature soft, flexible soles (that they promise will be softer and more flexible than most any other rubber-soled shoe currently on the market) and supple, premium-grade leather uppers. It will feature shock-absorbing air cushion technology to protect against impact and distribute pressure throughout the foot. It will also provide an ultra-flexible pedi flex-zone to support natural foot motion and provide maximum flexibility. A built-in arch support will assist in the healthy development of growing feet.

Current favorite pediped™ styles will be offered such as Giselle (pictured above with its soft-soled version), Abigail and Samantha, as well as new designs. For girls, there will be designer-fabric Mary Janes, open-toe sandals and white patent shoes. Boys’ styles will include stylish runners, slip-on sneakers and perfect-for-summer flip flops.

pediped™ are very hot with celebrity parents so you can look forward to seeing them modeled on their kids!

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