I can't think of one teenager, who doesn't like to roller skate. I saw an opportunity on Business2Blogger to review Heelys. Now, since I don't get out much, I had never heard of Heelys, so I asked April, my 15-year-old daughter, if she knew what Heelys were and her eyes lit up, and of course, she knew what I was talking about. So I accepted this opportunity.
I had April look on the Heelys website to choose the shoes she wanted, and this was a hard choice, because there is such a great color selection. She finally chose the black and pink shoes.
For anyone who is not familiar with Heelys, they are the original shoes with wheels in the heels that allow the user to transition from a walk to a roll by shifting the weight to the heel. Users can also transform Heelys into street shoes by removing the wheels.
Heelys HX2 has two removable wheels in each shoe, making it ideal for younger kids and beginners. Not only is it easier to maintain balance, but the HX2 also does not require as much leg strength to lift up your toes to skate. When you get the hang of skating, convert the HX2 into a normal pair of Heelys by removing the front wheels. Pull out both wheels, and the HX2 becomes a normal pair of street shoes.
The first thing I thought when I saw these shoes was, "I wish these shoes were around when I my girls were toddlers". These would make the perfect shoes for a mother trying to keep up with her toddler...just kick your toes up and take off...no toddler could outrun Heelys.
Back to my review: The Heelys are very well made shoes, and come in a wide variety of colors for boys and girls/men and women. They look like a pair of running shoes, and since the wheels can be removed, they can be worn to school.
You can check out the videos if you would like to see Heelys in action before purchasing a pair of Heelys for your teen. And of course, Heelys wants everyone to be safe while skating in their Heelys, so Heelys has a Safety Play Book
With the holidays just around the corner, Heelys shoes would make your teen happy!
I received a pair of Heelys Shoes for review purposes only as a Blogger2Business member (B2B Disclosure Policy). This review is my personal opinion and was not swayed by the company.