What happened to the bear?

If you've been with pediped® since we began--you may have noticed a few changes!  

This was our first logo when we were known as PediPeds, used in our first catalog for spring 2005 and the first appearance of "Barry"--the bear!

Not long after (the next season, actually), we evolved into this, choosing our signature, gender-neutral purple.  At the time, not many companies used purple, so we loved its uniqueness.

Finally in 2009 and 2010, we arrived at the logos you all know.  As we moved on to selling more than the best baby shoes ever, and started making shoes for toddlers and big kids, Angela struggled with the idea of letting Barry go.  She soon realized that as the brand had evolved, so did the logo.

Which logo did you start with?  Do you miss Barry?

Baby's First Shoe

Whether you’re a new mom or buying a baby shower gift, there can be a surprising amount of research and thought needed before you pick out the right one! Below are important factors to consider when selection proper footwear:

Is Barefoot Best?

It’s suggested that barefoot is better for babies learning how to walk. They can curl and grip their toes on the ground as they build the strength of the foot and arch.  However, when barefoot isn’t practical—when it’s too hot, or cold, or if you just want to keep baby's feet protected, shoes are the way to go!

The Originals® Difference

The soft, flexible soles of Originals® are recommended by pediatricians and podiatrists because they allow children to closely mimic barefoot walking. Not only is the all natural leather sole on Originals® incredibly flexible, but it also features a diamond tread to provide slip resistance. Originals® are made of the highest quality leather on the market and they also feature a soft foam insert between leather layers. pediped® Originals are the best first shoe ever and ideal for infants and children learning to walk so they can feel and grip the floor. 

Fit is Key

70% of foot problems come from improper footwear or ill-fitting shoes, which can impede a baby’s ability to perform typical gross motor movements and, of course, can be very uncomfortable. While it may seem like it’s too big, room in the toe box is important for the toes to have the proper space to move comfortably in Originals® genuine leather soles! Keep in mind that baby's feet grow in spurts and often require new shoes every three to six months. 

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Big congratulations to David on winning the one-of-a-kind Flex Rolands in Clay/Apricot for our second Designer Closet Giveaway!

"I am a Daddy of two sons. I guess mostly moms are interested in comments.  :  )
We love Rolands Shoes. The colors are beautifully juxtaposed by Autumn colors. Very well layered by orange, light brown and dark brown. Particularly, the use of two different colored shoe laces is stunning. If it is used with one color, the shoes would be little monotonous. Most of all, the red highlighted (P) embodies not only Pediped but also fruit in the fall season. This idea of using red color was creative. Then, the red stitches on the heel make this shoe more not machine made but human made item. Like more human and environmental friendly shoes.

I strongly recommend this shoe!! I wish you have an adult one.
Yes!! My kid is ready for this shoes.  This coming fall, let's go hiking with daddy. 
Mommy needs a rest! : )"

We can't wait for you to receive them--and we seriously appreciate everyone else's comments on them!

Keep an eye out on this blog--we have even more one-of-a-kind shoes to pull out from the Designer's Closet!  What kind of shoes would you wanna see come out of hiding next?

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!