I have said it time and time again that I am very picky when it comes to what shoes I am going to put on my kids feet and so when the back to school shopping time comes a trip to the store can mean a HUGE fight with the kids because they want the light up sneakers, or the character sneakers, all of which have the rock hard soles that I just don’t like and don’t feel comfortable with putting on my kids. So this year when it came time to go shopping for shoes for my son I started looking at Pediped, where I have gotten shoes to review from before and LOVE them. You can see my Pediped Flex Sandal review and my Pediped Flex Sneaker Review and the new Pediped Flex Sneaker with Ultra Light Technology held up to the standard I have for Pediped and they have shown me in the past.
With a new style, that is more of an athletic look then the other shoes that they sell my son was very excited when I showed him what shoes that he would be getting for school this year. When they arrived he was very excited to put them on and was extremely mad at me that I made him wait a few weeks to get to wear them (I have this “thing” about keeping school shoes new until the first day of school). He was very excited when I told him he could finally wear them on his first day of school (he was not however very happy with all the pictures I took of them that morning on our way out the door 😉 ) Like all Pediped shoes the bend-ability of the sneakers is amazing, I am able to fold them completely in half, which is the main thing I look for when buying shoes for my kids. They are easy for him to get on himself since they have a velcro top, which makes him feel like a “big kid” (even though at 5 years old he knows that to me he will always be my little man). It helps his self confidence when he is able to get fully dressed in the morning with out having to ask me to help him with his shoes.
Great features of the Flex Sneaker with Ultra Light Technology:
- All natural rubber sole
- Athletic shoe with Velcro strap to keep shoes securely in place
- Ultra light weight of 5 oz (based on a size EU 27/US 10 kids shoe)
- Flex grooves to ensure natural motion
- Breathable mesh uppers
- Machine washable
- Features the Flex Fit System™, which allows children to adjust the fit of their shoes and prolong the length of wear
- Approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development
All in all the Pediped Flex Sneakers with ultra Light Technology are the perfect sneakers for my son, with the bendability of the shoe, the style and his ability to put them on himself. He loves them and so do I.
Disclaimer: I was provided a product free of charge to facilitate my review. No compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.