I was recently sent a pair of Heelys to test out. Heelys are shoes that you can add wheels to so that you can skate. They have been around for several years, and are extremely popular. You can pick between two wheels, for beginners, or a single wheel.
I picked a pair with two wheels, being that you have better stability with them. When you first get the shoes, the wheels are not attached. You have to use the enclosed removal tool to removed the Sole Saver plugs. Once the plugs are removed, you can insert the wheels. Make sure that you save the plugs, since you can put them back in if you remove one wheel later on. The wheels pop in fairly easily, but you do need to give them a strong whack.
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Now comes the hard part . . . keeping from falling on your butt. Like roller blades and skateboards, you need to wear protective gear at all times. Just because they are technically shoes doesn’t mean you won’t fall. Trust me, I know. I took a rather nasty tumble after putting them on. Once you get the hang of moving around in them. they are a ton of fun. I rolled around under my carport for a little bit. I will admit that I was going super slow though, since I was too scared of either cracking my head open on the concrete or aggravating my hand more than it already is. I had also intended to post up a video of me in them as well, but after viewing it later I decided not to. There were too many swear words to bleep out.
Overall, Heelys are awesome. You can skate around in them for a bit, pop the wheels out, insert the plugs, and then use them like any other pair of shoes. Now, before you go out an buy them for yourself or your kids, you will want to check out their general info page and the safety playbook. Those will tell you everything you need to know about Heelys and general safety tips. They run anywhere between $55 to $85 depending on the style. The prices may also vary depending on which retail carrier you purchase them at. You can visit the Heelys website for more info and to buy a pair for yourself. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.
I received the product mentioned above from Heelys.