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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fascinated with Wheels: A Heely's Review


Wheels!  What an invention!  From that first round object being pushed around, man has had a fascination with what it can do.  Now apply that same 'technology' to be put on your feet and see where we can go....

I may be 'dating myself', but does anyone remember these?

 Which later progressed to this.....


And now we have wheels in our shoes
thanks to Heelys

Who would have thought that this historic invention would be applied to shoes that every kid would want to own.  And fashionable too!  

When my own kids found out I was asked to review a pair of Heelys, they were fighting over WHO was going to get the review pair. 

 HA....well, ME of course!  
And here they are: 

Heelys double as street shoes.  They come with detachable wheels that can easily be inserted, then removed.

First remove the heel plugs using the tool provided

 Insert wheels into wheel brackets

Using both hands, firmly snap wheels into place

Now you're ready to wheel around (or flail around as I did)

I have never done well with wheels on my feet.  I just can't seem to get the balance part down very well.  Just take a look and you'll see what I mean!

video

Ok, you can stop laughing now

To prove that the average person really CAN roll around with these, my 17 year old son put on these size 5 Heelys, a shoe 1/2 the size of his foot and was successful.


video
What a show off!

He is an experienced Heely user.  When he was around 14 he did have a pair that he loved!  Whenever we went to a store, he would roll around the store having a blast.  Now that he has outgrown them, he misses them....

There are many styles to choose from.  From sporty, to girly, to plain, to sparkly....something for everyone.  There are even high tops!  I'm quite certain that everyone could find a pair that fits their style.  

As for comfort, they are as comfortable as any other sneaker you may have worn.  Only difference is with these you can roll ;)

Heelys is throwing a Labor Day/Back-to-School special!! Between Sept 2-Sept 5, Buy one pair of Heelys, get the second pair for only $30!  At this price, you can make learning 'heeling' a family affair.  After you buy your Heelys, view this video to learn the correct way to heel and your whole family can enter the sport of 'heeling'! 

*I received a complimentary pair of Heelys for my honest review.  No other compensation was received.


2 comments:

  1. i would totally end up on my backside with these

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  2. @beccait's amazing that I didn't....but I didn't keep them on for long!

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