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pediped Dakota Flex (Toddler/Little Kid) Reviews

66 reviews
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Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

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8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

89% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

52% "Moderate arch support"

63 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/30/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

The Pediped Dakota Flex is the perfect school shoe for my 4 year old daughter. She think they're very pretty and comfortable. In these shoes more than any others she can dance, walk on her toes, climb on the playground equipment, and run without tripping. The generously sized velcro strap helps her get them on quickly. They match all her clothes from bluejeans to twirly dresses. Best of all, the pink sparkle trim doesn't shed glitter. We are loyal Pediped customers from now on.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/17/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have to say these shoes are so cute and really pretty in person! The glitter and style is fantastic. That being said, my 3 year old has been wearing these shoes for about 5 weeks now and they look terrible. The glitter fabric is falling apart and the white foam underneath is now starting to stick out. I don't feel like these particular shoes are up to Pediped quality. My daughter is not exceptionally hard on shoes. Her Hoy sandals and Keens from the summer still look brand new. As much as I love, love the look of these shoes, I had to pass on my experience.

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 9, 2011

Anonymous

from Fresno, CA

We love these shoes. After trying multiple pairs of other brands, we finally found one that has great arch support, is true to fit in size and my daughter loves the sparkles. A great quality shoe. Would definitely buy again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 1, 2012

Gina S

 

These sparkly shoes go with everything! The soles are very flexible which my daughter loves. She measured at 11½ and the size 12-12½ fit perfect with the extra insole to keep her feet snug until they grow a little more. I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Solana Beach, CA

Got these for my 2.5 year old daughter to replace her worn out previous pair. She has narrow feet and Pedipeds seem to fit her well. I'm a big fan of the Pedipeds because they are easy to get on, provide support and are still flexible. Like a sneaker but easier on and off. And cute too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Central PA

These are amazingly girly shoes, that are also durable and perfect for daycare. My daughter (3 yrs) only wears pink and purple and refuses to wear shoes that look like "sneakers." These are the first I found that thrill her and are also okay with me. Pediped is a favorite in our household, so I know they'll hold up for a long time.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stride Rite, Simple

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 11, 2011

Lys

from Jersey

These shoes are ADORABLE! My daughter ripped the box open and put them on as soon as she got them. She said they are comfortable and pretty. This shoe goes with everything, and we love the added touch of sparkles. Will buy these again! Great shoe for an active girl! Zappos is AWESOME and customer service is always great too. Plus who doesn't like free shipping. Don't hesitate to buy these shoes, you will be very happy with this purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 6, 2011

Elise G

from Albany NY

I was the Bureau Chief for Customer Service in a large New York State agency and appreciate good customer service more than most. Zappos far exceeds anything I expected. I buy all my shoes from Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

My seven year old absolutely loves these! They are very comfortable and they feel very well made. They are girly enough to wear with tights and a casual skirt.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naturino, Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 23, 2011

Rupprecht

from Chicago. IL

My three year old actually said, "These shoes rock! thanks for buying them for me, mommy" And they are great, she is comfortable, they are stylish, fun colors but they seem to go with most of her wardrobe. And although she had a high inset they do not cut into her feet - they are still sized for a little girl. These are great shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 6, 2011

Anonymous

from Memphis, TN

My daughter has been wearing Pedipeds since she was old enough to wear shoes. I was looking for a new pair of comfy shoes in brown to wear to preschool so I purchased these. Let me start by saying that photos do not do these shoes justice. They are so beautiful in person! The fabric portion of the shoe is actually glittery, but not the kind of glittery that sheds. I've never seen fabric like this before. It sparkles like diamonds! I normally prefer very plain shoes, but these are so cute I can't help but love them. Zappos doesn't mention it, but these shoes are also machine washable. My first impression of the fit is that they run a tad wide, but they have the Flex Fit insoles, which allow you to tailor the fit as your child's foot grows. My daughter was just measured at a local shoe store & her toe was just across the 9 mark. I ordered the 26, but I think I may have to go up to the 27 for the length. The insoles are removable, which comes in handy when trying to decide if they fit or how much room your child will have to grow. Just take them out & have your child stand on them. I love this about Pediped shoes! No more guess work. I would've waited to write my review after I made a decision on size, but these shoes are so stinkin' cute I wanted to let the world know!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 27, 2011

Debra h

from Mn

Do not expect these to stand up to any play. Ours started to rip within 60 days. I am writing the company since they have torn so much, there are tears in over six areas. I expected more for the money. It is sad because she really liked them.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

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November 3, 2011

Amy S

from Jacksonville, FL

This is a very cute shoe, but I was hoping to use it as a school shoe for my daughter in Pre-K. There's no way it would stand up to a toddler on a playground. They are too flimsy. Perhaps my expectation was incorrect. I selected the size from the sizing chart on the Pediped website (yes, I used the correct page scaling of zero), but the size I selected is way too small. I'm returning these, hoping to find a sturdier shoe.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

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April 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago , Il

Nice looking shoe but wears like a sneaker. Can be worn casually or dressed up. Well made , durable and can withstand any child's rough treatment.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 22, 2012

Clare N

from Boston, MA

I recently purchased these for my daughter who is 6. She has very difficult wide feet to fit. This shoe is awesome! She loves them and wears them every day (she is quite picky too which makes finding something she'll wear even more difficult). The width is perfect for her feet. The open top of the shoe allows the shoe to stretch to accommodate her wide feet and helps keep them comfortable and the strap allows for not too snug a fit. They are supportive and great for running around and jumping. They wash well too! The silver on the top of the shoe sparkles (much prettier in person than the photo shows) and give it just a perfect girly/glitzy touch that girls her age go crazy for! Thank you Pediped for making an awesome shoe. I will buy these again for sure. As one more note - Zappos is fabulous! I can not go to a store to buy shoes for my daughter as I simply can't find shoes in stores that fit her. I love Zappos' quick shipping and super easy returns. Thanks Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Jumping Jacks, Keen Kids

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 10, 2014

Julie Z

from Green Bay, WI

These are the best shoes we've ever gotten for our daughter! Worth every penny. My daughter has a narrow foot & we bought them big. They came with an insert we used for a while & comfort & fit have always been good. They also hold up after excessive wear!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 30, 2014

Anonymous

from California

My daughter loves these. They are durable enough to be her P.E. Shoes but still look cute with her school clothes. This is her second pair. She outgrew her last pair but they were in good enough shape to be donated to a friend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 17, 2014

Pamela W

from Horsham, Pennsylvania

These are great shoes! They're the only sneaker-type shoe my daughter will wear. They wear well too, I only have to replace them when her foot grows. The store I usually buy them at stopped carrying them, so I was glad to find them on Zappos! And they were a little cheaper too!

Brands I'd also recommend: Tskuhihoshi

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

My 7 year old daughter is very particular about the fit of shoes (sensory and fine motor skills issues). She finds these very comfortable and they are very easy to get on by herself.

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Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 6, 2014

Jenni K

from State College, Pennsylvania

My daughter loves these shoes! We needed something closed toe for school and camps, and something that could be easily slipped on and not require wearing socks. My daughter is constantly getting blisters from shoes and nothing seems to fit her feet well as she has a tall instep, but these are comfortable and very supportive. I honestly prefer the look of Keen shoes to these, but the Keen's give her blisters and cause her pain, whereas these are soft and full of cushion and provide nothing but comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 28, 2014

Anonymous

 

My daughter is now on her second pair of these shoes, and she doesn't like to wear anything else! They are great. Comfortable, excellent for play, and sparkly. Would definitely buy this style again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 3, 2014

Sarah

from Neenah, WI

Can I just say I love Pediped shoes and I love Zappos even more! These shoes are of high quality and are beautifully made. I can't say enough about them. The silver threading on the side and the flexible soles are just the ticket for my crazy, active 3 year old. I ordered her a size 9 and they fit wonderfully. My daughter continued to complain that her feet hurt, and I believe it to be the cheaper shoes she was in previous to this shoe. This shoe is roomy, breathable and fits perfectly. I love that you can take the insole out to measure the foot - gave me a good indication that the shoe would fit because sometimes you just can't manage to feel the toe once inside the shoe. I'm very happy with my purchase. Also, I ordered these on a Thursday morning and they were delivered to my door on a Friday afternoon. That's just crazy awesome. I'm a Zappos customer for life!

Brands I'd also recommend: Stride Rite

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 4, 2014

Michelle N

from Memphis

Pedipeds are the best! These shoes are very well made and hold up to almost daily wear by my 6 year old. Plus, they're sparkly, so she loves them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 31, 2014

Anonymous

from Presque Isle, Wi.

2nd pair I bought for my grand-daughter and she LOVES them. Sporty enough for rough tough play and still girly! Well made and comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 28, 2014

Daphne A

from Memphis, Tn.

I bought this shoe for my niece who is 19 months. She is very active, she loves this. The padding in it is very cushiony, and it holds up well for a active 1 year old.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 19, 2014

Mary S

from Huntersville, NC

These are the best shoes ever for growing preschoolers! I love the insert that allows them to fit down a size and then the true size as they grow. They are cute but also very practical as my daughter runs and plays and climbs and jumps.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 17, 2014

Anonymous

 

Great shoe for my daughter who has slightly wide feet, and a high instep. My daughter measured 12.5 and size 30 fit her great. Very easy to get on and the strap is long enough that its not squishing the top of the foot, also very good on the playground.

Brands I'd also recommend: jumping jacks

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