Friday, December 23, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide Day 21 - Heelys

I am sure you have all seen kids in grocery stores and around town rolling around on their Heelys shoes.  You know the ones with the built in wheels,  which allow them to turn their shoes into skates,  how cool is that right!  But did you know they also make Heelys for adults!     

A while back my son was lucky enough to receive an opportunity to try out a pair of Heelys,  and I was so impressed with them that I decided I would like a chance to try out a pair for myself.  It has been quite some time since I last skated,  matter of fact over ten years ago.  I remember my little sister and I use to go to the skating rink every weekend and loved skating around on our skates and rollerblades but I am sure we would have loved skating around on our Heelys even more,  had they been around then.  Not to worry though because I am still able to own a pair in my late twenties.  

Heelys let me select a pair so I browsed their site for a while and found several pairs that caught my eye,  but I ended up narrowing it down to the Brooklyn II Lo.  I chose them partially because they are black and pink(two of my favorite colors, especially together), and partially because I was very pleased by the overall style of the shoe. When they arrived I was excited that they looked even better before my very own eyes.  The feature a black and white colored shoe with pink stitching,  pink and white argyle print design on the side of the shoe along with a pink heelys logo,  and pink shoelaces.

It was time to put them to the test,  so I simply removed the plugs very easily and popped the wheels in place.  Because it had been so long since I skated last,  to be honest I was most afraid of falling while trying to get use to them.  So,  of course I was sure to read the "how to" guides,  so I could get a better understanding of the safety and what I should and shouldn't do while wearing them.  I decided to give them a try outside my house on the hard pavement,  which wouldnt have been too nice if I had fell,  but I had my son show me the ropes since he has become a pro at skating in Heelys.  Bringing my son along for this little adventure turned out to be a bad idea because he kept teasing me,  but we both got a good laugh out of it! Let's just say the kids make it look super easy,  but it's not as easy as it looks!  It's definitely going to take me lots of practice before I can call myself even okay at using them,  but for now they are a lot of fun  to wear around,  even though I have taken the wheels off. 

Heelys look like a regular pair of shoes,  but they don't function like your ordinary shoes!  They make a great gift for any kid or holiday gift,  even for adults too!

BUY IT:  You can purchase a pair of Heelys Brooklyn II Lo for only $65.00 on 

LEARN MORE:  To learn more about Heelys,  visit them online,  connect with them on Facebook,  and follow them on Twitter.

*Disclaimer - Heelys provided me with a pair of Heelys,  free of charge,  for review purposes.  In no way did this alter my opinion of their products.  All of my opinions are one hundred percent honest and true.*


My Journey With Candida said...

I want a pair of those.... Although I would probably break my neck with them.

Those would be great for running after your kids in a store.