There's nothing like damp, spring weather to really give kids' shoes a beating. Pediped has developed a new technology called DRYZ®, which is a specially-formulated, odor resistant insole that controls both moisture and temperature.
We're new to Pedipeds in our house, and the Adrian shoe ($48), one of the Pediped Flex line, has impressed us.
Unlike a lot of kids' shoes I've come across in the stores, Pediped's Flex line is, well, flexible on little feet.
Some other kids' sneakers have such stiff bottoms that it can make it difficult for toddlers to walk. The Adrian shoe is not just flexible, but it's stylish too. I like that the Adrians can be either dressed up or dressed down. The wide velcro closure makes them so easy to put on my son and they can be tighted for a snug fit.
With all the damp, muddy spring days ahead of us, I think the DRYZ Technology will be a great help. The shoes are machine washable and come with a removable insole, which helps cushion feet, control temperature, and absorb odors.
We really like these shoes, and will definitely buying another pair in the near future, perhaps some sandals.
Disclosure: We received a pair of Adrian Pediped Flex shoes for review purposes.