Kid Fun in a Sneaker: Heeleys

When I was given a chance to try out a pair of Heelys I was torn...  Should I get a pair for myself, or should I get a pair for my son?

You probably already know what Heeleys are, but just in case you don't:

Heelys are roller shoes that have one or two wheels embedded in each sole, similar to inline skates.  With these shoes, you can walk, run, or, roll by shifting their weight to your heels.

Until recently, I never knew they made adult sizes of Heelys.  So, I was really surprised when I saw so many varieties on their web site. Boys, girls, men and women all have a really good selection of Heelys to chose from.  Whether you want pretty pink shoes or basic black, there seems to be something for everyone.

But, even though I was tempted to get a pair for myself, I decided to choose a pair for my son. He never seems to stop moving and he's definitely much more coordinated than I am. 

We ordered his Heelys online, and I have to say that their customer service was top totch and they ship fast!  When we received the shoes, I was extremely impressed with the quality.  They are very durable and have a nice sleek appearance.  Some people are naturals on Heelys, but for others, like my son, it will definitely take a bit of practice. Luckily, if you find that your child has difficulty with the wheels in the shoe, you can just pop out the wheels, put in the sturdy plug to use them like regular sneakers.  Having the ability to quickly pop the wheel in and out makes them really versatile and functional.

Becoming an expert on your Heelys is almost like mastering a new sport.  So, it's a great way for kids to learn that it takes practice and patience to master a skill.  However, once you figure it out, it's a peice of cake.  Plus, you can learn lots of cool tricks as shown here in this video.

If you want to buy Heely's you can use the US store finder or the International store finder to find a retail location near you, or go here to shop online.

Wouldn't these be a cool Christmas present?

Disclaimer:  The Heelys company provided me with a pair of shoes free of charge to review, but all opinions expressed are, as always, my own.  I was given no monetary compensation for this post.