As my little guy is getting older it has been getting more important for me to find some nice shoes that really fit him. He's about 13 months old now, but he's still not fully walking. He's taking plenty of steps here and there, and he has been for a couple of months, but he's definitely still in the transition to walking phase. So, I wanted to find a shoe that wouldn't hinder his ability to learn to walk. Pediped's (as their slogan says) is the next best thing to bare feet, so I thought they would be a great first "real" shoe for my son. He also has really wide feet, so it's been quite a challenge finding the shoe with the right fit. I made sure to let the very helpful people at Pediped know about Little Guy's wide width feet and they guided me in the direction of the pediped Originals® Adrian in Chocolate Brown.
The Adrian's are the perfect shoe for babies and toddlers learning how to walk. The sole is all leather and really provides the flexibility that toddlers need since the soft sole can closely mimic the feeling of walking in bare feet. In fact, these are the kind of soles that doctors recommend! I love that while wearing this shoe Little Guy's feet can still move, grip and feel the floor. The pediped Originals shape also really closely resembles the natural shape of the foot which makes them even more comfortable. My Little Guy usually doesn't even try to take off these shoes which is a really good thing! He's actually lost a shoe or two before after trying (and successfully) taking off other brands of shoes.
The Chocolate Brown color of these Adrian's make them super versatile. They match with pretty much any outfit that I want Little Guy to wear which I love. It sure makes getting him dressed each day even easier. The Velcro strap makes the shoes very easy to get on too. I definitely appreciate that aspect. As I mentioned earlier, Little Guy has really wide feet and, at times, even getting shoes on him seems far too difficult then it should. With other shoes, I felt like I was having to stuff his little foot in there and I was always so afraid I was hurting his toes. With the Adrian's it has been really easy to slip his foot into the shoe. I used the size guide when choosing the size to order for Little Guy and it was spot on, so be sure to reference it before getting your next pair of pedipeds.
Overall, we are very happy with our pepidiped's and I definitely recommend them! They are a wonderful shoe and I plan on purchasing more in the future. After all, they are even approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development!
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