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Innovative and hassle-fee, Skidders unique footwear products are simply amazing!

 Skidders Footwear Inc.’s line of innovative products has grown immensely since opening their doors for business back in mid 2008. With safety at the core of Skidders unique line of gripper footwear products, the brand is crafted to fit a family’s active lifestyle with a range of socks and shoes that are comfortable, versatile, stylish and safe. What started out a few years ago as a small collection of toddler shoes, Skidders now has 18 collections and over 550 styles.

 Skidders Footwear made their debut with the original  Skidders Shoe - a patented children's shoe that features a soft flexible rubber outsole that provides enhanced tractio indoors and outdoors. The machine-washable shoes were an instant hit with parents who loved the added protection and easy pull-on and pull-off capability.Next, the New York-based company decided to create a ‘true’ gripper sock. Unlike the typical grip socks with little dots on the bottom, Skidders developed and launched the original Skidders Sock, featuring a fully fused gripper bottom for maximum traction on hardwood and tile floors.

Skidders then underwent a fast pace licensing expansion and developed dynamic collections to include licenses from MLB Baseball Teams, NCAA Collegiate Teams and NFL Football Teams, as well as character brands such as Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go and Thomas the Tank. The response from retail customers has been great but more importantly is the response from actual parents. The Skidders.com web shop has become a favorite destination for Mom’s shopping for their kids and the positive feedback has been amazing.

Furthermore, in response to popular demand from the 50,000 fans on Skidders facebook page, Skidders launched a Women’s Collection of Gripper Socks for all those mothers running around on wood floors chasing after their kids. This was the first time that Skidders developed a collection for women and it quickly became a success. Since that time, Skidders has developed several new collections for women to include Spa Grip Socks, Fitness Grip Socks, Comfort Flat Shoes, Licensed NFL and CLC products and a few more products that are still in the development pipeline.

Today, Skidders products are sold in over 25 countries and to over 10,000 retail outlets across the United States. As Skidders Footwear continues to grow, they remain focused on innovative products that improve and nurture a healthy, active and fulfilling lifestyle for both the Mother and their children. The full collection can be viewed at their website SKIDDERS.com.

Skidders Shoes - Pediatricians and podiatrists agree that a baby's first walking shoes should be flexible, thin and lightweight. The child should be able to feel the ground underneath the foot. The original Skidders Shoes provide added benefits using a soft rubber outsole for enhanced traction indoors on wood and tile floors, and also durable enough to to use outdoors and at the playground. Furthermore, the knit upper allows kids to dress themselves without fuddling with laces or velcro straps, giving them the confidence to be independent.

Pediatricians and podiatrists also agree that the shoes should fit snugly around the child's foot but still be comfortable. Skidders shoes are extremely comfortable. With over 50,000 fans on Facebook we have heard compliments from Mothers saying that their kids love their Skidders and it truly helped with child development. That makes us proud.

Skidders Socks - Children need to be safe when running around a house with wood and smooth tile flooring. The Skidders gripper sock collection provide enhanced traction to prevent slipping and falling. Our innovative grip socks are unlike any other socks on the market because we care about safety. Other companies put simple dots on the sock bottom and call them non-slip. We don't agree! At Skidders footwear, we makes real gripper socks that are soft, comfortable and truly non-slip.

Women's grip socks & Spa Grip Socks - Falls are the #1 injury in the home and can be prevented. If you're going to walk around your home, especially if you have wood or smooth tiles floors, you should have socks with non-slip bottoms. At Skidders, we make Gripper Footwear to provide enhanced traction and safety. Our gripper socks have durable treads with full coverage, while also making sure the fit is comfortable and secure.

Women's Fitness Grip Socks - Women with active lifestyles should not have to stress over simple things. That's one of the reasons why we developed the Fitness Grip Socks for Women to use while doing Yoga, Pilates, Marial Arts and other fitness activities. We aim to empower women to get fit on their own terms during their busy schedule. Take the Fitness Grip Socks with you to the gym, on vacation or just keep them around the house so when you find the time to work out, you have the gear to get you moving in the right direction. The Skidders Fitness Grip Socks have a unique HoneyComb grip to provide enhanced traction on smooth surfaces. The socks also have a comfortable ribbed arch to keep the socks fitting snugly so you can do your downward facing dog with confidence!

Women's Comfort Flats - Women deserve to treat themselves to comfort! We developed the Skidders Comfort Flats to provide women with absolute comfort and easy wear. Just slip them on and walk around the house, take a stroll to the park, wear them on your way to work, wear them to run your errands or just wear them to be comfortable. You deserve it!