My son had a pair of Heelys a few years back, I think all the kids in the neighborhood had them. They were the in thing and soon it seemed like every child in school had them. They loved their Heelys, but the schools didn’t for obvious reasons. (shoes with wheels are like skates?) Anyways since then children aren’t allowed to wear the wheels in their Heelys at school. It’s fine I perfectly agree, it’s hard enough on the staff keeping children safe at school without having a few hundred skating through the halls.
With all that being said I was still excited when I was given the opportunity to review Heelys. (actually Noah my son got to review them) The pair Noah had years ago seemed to out last his regular sneakers. Having a pair of shoes last through most of the school year is a plus in my book. Anyways since he’s 12 he has his own sense of style, so I let him choose the style, color etc he wanted. He ended up picking their Straight Up Style in black with a touch of red. He was a little excited when they arrived, but reminded me that he couldn’t wear the wheels to school. (he is such a great kid, always remembering the rules and doing a great job at following them) Now if only I could get him to remember to clean his room!
Noah takes after his momma in the coordination department or for better words lack of coordination. I remember being super nervous when he had his first pair. I’d cover my face every time he’d wheel down the driveway, thinking how does he do that on one wheel. But he never had an accident, nor did any of his buddy’s. I guess children just get things like this, even the less coordinated ones. I think it just comes natural to them, I think I would always be thinking about the wheel and probably falling constantly.
We have rules on when the wheels are acceptable, and he does a great job at following them. He’s not to wheel around indoors (not at home or when he’s out hanging with his friends) he’s not allowed to wheel around the stores while shopping, he can’t have the wheels in if he’s wearing them to school. I believe a few set rules will not only keep him safe, but I believe it’s respectable too.
Thanks Heelys for giving us the opportunity to review your product! Noah loved his first pair (bought years ago) and is enjoying this pair. If you would like to find out more about Heelys you can visit their site here, or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.