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Back to School 2010: pediped Flex Adjustable Fit Girl's Shoes

Just about a year ago, I had tried pediped children's shoes for the first time in the form of girl's leather sandals for my daughter. I was extremely impressed with the pediped Flex sole on those sandals then, but seeing the Flex sole combined with the custom fit feature of these Giselle leather mary jane shoes made me an even bigger fan of pediped.

The pediped Flex is the line of shoes especially designed for walkers in the pediped Footwear System. The Flex shoes are available for both boys and girls who are approximately ages 1 to 6. This line includes casual shoes, dress shoes, athletic shoes, and boots . . . everything your child needs for back-to-school.

Aside from the ultra-flexible sole and the supple leather upper, what impressed me the most about this shoe is the extra set of insoles that are included in the box.

These insoles are meant to be placed under the existing insole of the shoe. They not only provide an extra cushion for added comfort, but they extend the life of the shoe for your child. Our children go up a half size about every 3 or 4 months as far as shoes go. Adding an extra set of insoles to shoes normally make them 1/2 size smaller. So you can purchase shoes just slightly larger than your child needs and have them use the extra insoles until their feet grow a bit. When it is time, you can remove the extra set of insoles and for a roomier fit.

I am loving these Giselle shoes for fall! They will go well with everything from jeans to skirts to dresses. Plus it is wonderful to be able to have an option other than sneakers when looking for a really comfortable shoe. My daughter loved these so much the first time she put them on that she wore them in the house all day long. She would never do that if they bothered her feet at all.

The same style of the Giselle is also available in pediped's new Grip 'n' Go shoes collection designed for toddlers ages 9 months to 3 years old. Both styles of the Giselle retail for $45.

To view the new fall styles in children's shoes, visit . You can order pediped shoes right on the website or use their store locator to find additional retailers. You can also find pediped on Facebook and on Twitter. For a limited time, you can receive Free Ground Shipping on orders of $75 or more when you use Code: 75Ship at checkout!

Thank you to pediped for sending us a sample pair of shoes free of charge to base this review upon.