Who doesn’t love shoes? Who doesn’t love a fun shoe? Remember the days of rollerskating and rollerblading? Those are two things this Mama hasn’t done in a long time…until now. Heelys shoes are not just for your kido anymore. They have launched a line of women’s shoes just in time for fall fashion.
Heelys is the original shoe with a wheel in the heel. A shoe that rolls. Heelys are powerful and lightweight athletic shoes that feature a single-wheel in the heel allowing you to walk, run or transition into a roll. If you don’t want to roll, you can simply remove the wheel and transform your Heelys into a pair of fashionable street shoes. I’m sure you have seen children rolling through the mall or local stores on these shoes or ones just like them.
For my review I was sent the Jogger. The Jogger is a black and pink suede and leather athletic shoe. The shoe has a relaxed look about it and the Heelys logo blends in to the overall design. I ordered a size 7 and I typically wear a size 7 or 7.5. My foot is slightly narrow so I ordered down.
In the box you will find the shoes, heel plug, heel plug remover, and the wheels. There are very simple directions for installation of the wheels within the cover of the shoe box. Once you have correctly installed your wheels you are pretty much on your way to some wheeling fun!
I must admit I was a bit hesitant to try these shoes. I mean, I can’t afford to be breaking my neck. I tried wheeling around my first floor to get a feel for what it was like. I held on to the kitchen counter as instructed in order to find my balance and get the hang of it. You have to balance your weight on your wheels rather than on your toes and heels. So, that’s a bit different. Then there is learning how to brake. To do so, you just lift your toes up so that your heel starts to touch the floor gradually slowing your speed to a complete stop. It was different, but overall I think its pretty fun. I think I might try wheeling behind the stroller next time I take G for a walk. What do you think?
Overall I’m pretty impressed with the shoes styling and capability. I think more often than not I will wear them without the wheels. They have been a comfortable casual shoe for me to run errands in.
You can purchase this shoe for $75.00 in both woman’s and girl’s sizes.
From August 31, 2012-September 3, 2012, Heelys is offering a second pair of Heelys for $25 with the purchase of any pair of Heelys from the Heelys Shop, http://shop.heelys.com. In addition, all purchases from the Heelys Shop receive free ground shipping. This offer is good for U.S. customers only.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.