Thursday, January 24, 2013

Heelys Skate Shoes Are Fun!

How many of you have ever seen a kid skating through the grocery store, in those neat skate shoes? I've seen them all over, and several times had the kids mention that they would be a lot of fun. I was rather leery though, because I've seen too many times where kids seem to totally ignore common sense, and almost crash into people, or just speed through a store without looking. But, when given the opportunity to review a pair of Heelys, I decided it would be a great test to see if: 1-they were as fun as they looked, and 2-if they were easy to control.

I received the Womens Jogger shoes, in a pretty black and charcoal gray, with pink trim. Very feminine, yet they're not a color that will only match one outfit; you can pair them with just about anything. M and I wear the same size shoe (she's getting pretty close to my height too!) so I ordered a size that would work for us. M was pretty excited about getting to try skating in sneakers! When the Heelys arrived, I was surprised to learn a couple things.

See the black piece in the heel? That pops out so you can pop in your wheels
First, I never realized that you can wear the Heelys as regular shoes. To change them into "skate shoes" you have to pop out a piece from the heel, and insert the wheel. It's very simple and only takes a minute, but for some reason I just assumed these were used for the sole purpose of skate shoes! I like being able to take the wheels out though, if we're somewhere that the kids shouldn't be skating around, or just to throw on for running errands.

Second, I was very pleased to learn that the Heelys are easy to control, and wearing Heelys doesn't mean that the children will just be skating into objects and people. It's very easy to get the hang of using Heelys. This was a big relief, because once the kids learned how to control the skating, apply the "brakes" and guide the wheels in the direction they're traveling, they can wear them out, have fun skating while out and about, but be able to control where they're going, too! 

Now, while you may think shoes that turn into skates are just for kids, think again! I had some fun wearing them, and Heelys really bring out the kid in anyone! Who doesn't love skating, right? Why not put that ability in your shoes, rather than bringing a pair of skates along everywhere?! These are super fun for when our family is taking walks at night (not so much in the 9-degree weather right now, but once it warms up again), bringing the kids to the park, or just to wear wherever you are.

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Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review; I did receive product for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are mine; all quotes taken from the Heelys website. I was not required to post favorably about the product or company.


  1. I agree that it would bring out the kid in everyone; such a fun idea. And they have a lot of cool styles and color combinations; I love the Socialite style.

  2. Wow! This is such a cool shoe! I would definitely have one!