Friday, November 11, 2011 Posted by Dina N
Heelys are shoes and skates in one. As shoes, they are nicely made and sturdy. I absolutely love the black suede-like look of the Heelys Wave and the hot pink accents. The sole is thick and provides stability - with or without the wheels. I like the extra thickness that gives me an inch or two extra without having to wear heels. The Heelys are like a good pair of outdoorsy shoes but more stylish than rugged. I decided to get used to them as shoes before I tried them as skates and found them very comfy - plus the coolness factor is off the charts. The wheels are easy to put on and take out. When they are not in place, you are not left with holes - there are covers in place.
I did not dare skate out in the park on the first try, in full view of family and friends, but had a blast Heelying in the grocery store - with the shopping cart as extra support. The Heelys made my chores much more fun! I also felt like I was exercising - skating is a sport, after all. As I get more practice and the weather gets warmer, I will be taking my Heelys outdoors - wheels included.
Now my kids have a bad case of Heelys envy. Lucky for them, their birthdays are coming up. And lucky for me, Heelys is having a Black Friday special in a couple of weeks. Between November 25 and November 28, buy any pair of Heelys, get the second pair for $25. Or buy a Nano, and get a pair of shoes for $25, and get free ground shipping on all orders. Hmmm, I do need more than one pair - for the kids, of course. And maybe another for me. I've got my eye on a couple more models. After all, I am rockin' those Heelys - even winter-style, sans wheels.
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