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Tuesday, July 17 2018 08:23

Back to School: Rock the Halls with Pediped Footwear

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This Back to School feature is brought to you in collaboration with pediped footwear.

It seems like the kids just got out of school (and really, they did), and while we've had a busy summer that's been filled with adventure, we're now staring down back-to-school season. The summer's seem shorter all the time, and soon the school bell will ring and the kids will be rockin' the halls once more. This also means that it's time for back-to-school (BTS) shopping, an experience that can be both fun and daunting for kids and parents alike. BTS shopping is an investment in our kids, and in just a few short years of having little ones in elementary school, we've learned the importance and occasional disappointment in what we buy. Shoes are a big part of that investment, especially for families with more than one child. You want your kids to have shoes that are comfortable, healthy, stylish and you want them to last. pediped has a mission of comfort, quality and style - and in that order, and for 2018 they're a #RockFatherBTS pick! 

pediped has many styles for boys and girls, and most pairs are $60 or less. A company that was founded and led by parents who were looking for the best for their kids, pediped has innovative technology in each pair, with features like Memory Foam, Ultra Light Technology and the fantastic Flex Fit System. Select pairs are also machine washable, and they're also offering a specially-curated selection of vegan shoes.  In the video below, I show off some of the new shoes that The Rock Daughters™ will be wearing this fall, along with my Top Five Reasons Why You Should Choose pediped...

If I were to highlight just one feature, it would be the Flex Fit System since we often run into issues with our girls (particularly our oldest) being in-between sizes with a fit that's not quite right. With the Flex Fit System, each pair of pediped Flex closed-toe shoes comes with an additional 2 millimeter insert to customize the fit of the shoe so it is just right for each child. These inserts can reduce a shoe size by almost half a size. This can extend the length of a shoe by allowing parents to buy one that may be a tad big, but the Flex Fit System brings it down to just right for now, with room to grow for later. When ordering shoes online, simply use the printable size chart from the pediped website to find what's right for your little ones.

To see the full assortment available, check out pediped.com

The Rock Daughters

James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.

He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, has contributed to The Toy Book and writes a regular Star Wars column - Transmissions from a Galaxy Far, Far Away for The Pop Insider. He also regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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