Designer's Closet Giveaway: Roland Clay/Apricot

We dove back into the Designer's Closet and picked out a style that is perfect for the coming fall season!  Meet Roland Clay Apricot:

It's always a sad moment when a shoe doesn't make it to production for any reason--like there not being any room in the upcoming lineup for Roland! From the red stitching to the apricot accent colors, it was hard to say goodbye.

Win these Rolands (size EU27) just by commenting and letting us know your thoughts on them! 
Did we miss the mark and should we have made room for Roland?

Valid of US Residents only. No purchase necessary to Enter or Win. Must comment on this blog post to be considered to win one (1) pair of Roland Clay Paricot in size EU27. Winner will be contacted via comment reply & e-mail. Winner will be announced Tuesday, August 15, 2017. No returns or exchanges.

EDIT: Sorry guys, wrong winner announcement date!  Winner will be announced Tuesday, August 15!

pediped's Story: Orginals

pediped® footwear was founded in 2005 by Angela and Brian Edgeworth. After their first daughter Caroline was born, Angela started to do a lot of thinking about footwear and the kind of shoes that would be best for her child. She wanted a shoe that was comfortable and stylish and that could be worn both indoors and out. Most importantly, she wanted a shoe that was healthy for her daughter’s feet.

Some of our very early boys' Originals®

After doing a lot of research, Angela discovered that doctors recommended barefoot walking or soft leather sole shoes, but the choices for infants and toddlers were limited. That is when Angela and her husband Brian decided to create the perfect shoe, which would be the "next best thing to bare feet”.

Some of our very early girls' Originals®

Angela and Brian designed a few styles and approached a local store in Santa Monica called Pump Station and asked if they would be interested in carrying them—and they said yes!  They grew quickly from 0 stores to carrying pediped® to more than 4000!

Angela and her daughters as seen in our Spring/Summer 2006 catalog

When did you get your first pediped® Originals? Is there an old style you haven't seen in a while that you miss??
Let us know in the comments!  

And the winner is...

Congratulations to the first Designer Closet Giveaway winner Julianne L from California!

These are so cute!! I wish they made it all the way to production. They're sporty like a tennis shoe but stylish to wear with skirts and dresses. I would like to see more shoes like this. When I buy your shoes, they're distinctly a Mary Jane or distinctly a tennis shoe. But when I look at this shoe, like I previously said, it looks like it's an all-around shoe. The size would fit my daughter and hope I win them for her.

Your one-of-a-kind pair of Flex Gehrig Chocolate Berry will soon be in your daughter's hands! We loved hearing from all of you and getting all your comments! Here are some of our favorites:

Really cute and original - a good example of what makes pediped so special. If these terrific shoes did not make production, the craft and skill of designers is well apparent! -Liam

Honest feedback on this pair: I think you made a good move. While I think the color mix is beautiful, the shoe wouldn't be the first pick of my little daughter. Here's why: the side view just sings as those colors meet and mix. However, the view from the top looking down is off-putting. Very heavy brown. The girl drawn to the side of the shoe with all the sparkles and color might not like them from the perspective of looking down at them while on her feet. Perhaps if the brown were a deep brownish purple? What do we love? We love the Sahara flex shoes. They are our go-to shoes for summer for our active, muddy kids. I love the Sarah mary jane shoe in Navy. We've not tried them but those lilac mini flex shoes look classic & adorable. We love the dark blue boys shoe you don't make any more... Mars? or something like that. We love our outdoor rugged shoes in whatever loud or crazy colors the kids love. For our everyday shoes, I love having classic options with color schemes that can be used with clothes that are a bit dressier. At the rate kids grow out of shoes, it's nice to have an option for my toddler son (like those all-dark-blue mars shoes) that he can wear as running shoes, but can also wear with dress clothes. We adore pediped! Thank you for making great shoes! -Jeana

The sparkle flare is perfect but not over-the-top girly with the overlap of the brown. The velcro straps are clutch and the purple soul helps match both black and brown-based outfits. My little monster Cece would adore these. -Patti

Stay tuned--another one-of-a-kind design from the Designer's Closet will be up for grabs again!

What kind of a shoe do you want to see pulled out next? Let us know in the comments!

From the Designer's Closet: A One-of-a-Kind Giveaway!

Our really great shoes make their way from design to sample and finally into production, but sometimes even a few of our team’s favorites don’t make it all the way to the end.

As part of our official launch to Heart & Sole, the official pediped Blog, we’re starting our first giveaway of these one-of-a-kind designs that have been locked away in our Designer Closet. These shoes only had a single pair made and have never been sold on pediped or pediped Outlet!

Meet Gehrig Chocolate/Berry

Check out the sparkle textile upper! Get the glitter look without the mess!


“Gehrig Chocolate Berry colorway was nostalgic to us as a design team since it closely mimics one of our oldie but goodie styles; Dierdre. Unfortunately, we can't include ALL of the creations we develop in production... We thought someone just as unique as this ONE of a kind pair would love to own them.”

- Jenevieve F. | Designer
(pictured left)

We’ll be periodically bringing out more one-of-a-kind pairs of shoes like Gehrig Chocolate Berry and want to hear from you guys! Did we make a mistake by not putting it into production? What do you want to see more of?

Win these Gehrigs (size EU27) just by commenting and letting us know your thoughts!

Valid of US Residents only. No purchase necessary to Enter or Win. Must comment on this blog post to be considered to win one (1) pair of Gehrig Chocolate Berry in size EU27. Winner will be contacted via comment reply & e-mail. Winner will be announced Thursday, July 20, 2017. No returns or exchanges.