I was given the opportunity to try the famous one wheeled shoe called Heelys. The particular shoe I opted for was the Double Threat Heelys. They are beauties! Heelys are a very well constructed shoe having a great deal of padding throughout the tongue, the foot-bed and the sides. The shoe is double stitched throughout. The outer material was of substance – not a flimsy material. This particular shoe looked as sharp in person as they do online and were comfortable just to wear about. With many different styles to choose from, you can be sure to find a pair you’d like.
Now mind you, I’ve never been on roller skates, so I wasn’t sure what to expect once I got these on my feet. However, I was eager to make them go so I could go wheeling with my daughter who is on her third pair. The first step for me was to view the Skate 101 Tutorial on how to work these babies. Skate 101 also has other tutorials such as The Safety Playbook and Responsible Skating. In addition, if you’re looking to perform some tricks with your Heelys you’ll find them on this page.
Thinking I was good to go, I inserted the wheels – Heelys come with wheel plugs in the bottom of the shoe that pop out so that you can insert the wheels. To aid you in completing this task – they come with a tool designed just for this. Now came the fun part…and oh dear! Without the wheel in the base of the shoe, I was good to go; but no matter how hard I tried to get myself wheeling, I couldn’t do it. My daughter was laughing hysterically at me, and in the same breath, I could hear the frustration in her voice because she couldn’t understand why I was having such a hard time. She kept saying – “Mom – it’s not hard watch me.” She proceeded to put her Heelys on and skate around the house like there was nothing to it. I decided to put the wheels away and try again another day.
The day came and we tried again. I had just as much of a hard time as I had the first time. So for the purposes of getting a video, I turned the Heelys over to my daughter and said…help me please – I’m begging you! Luckily, for me she agreed, despite once getting the shoes she found they were a tad bit too big for her feet as I suspected they would be. I had a solution though – two pairs of thick socks! On they went and she was off wheeling around. I have not given up though! I am determined to go ‘wheeling’ with my daughter!
Sue – A Finger Click Saver
*For the purpose of this review, I was sent a pair of Heelys. All opinions are 100% mine.
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