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!