Fun with Heelys for Nathan

You’ve probably seen kids or even adults walking around and then suddenly they’re rolling. So cool, right? They are sporting Heelys, the original shoe with wheels in the heels.

Heelys allows the user to go from a walk to a roll by shifting their weight to the heel. The wheels can be removed so the user can turn their Heelys into cool “street” shoes anytime.

The newest version of Heelys – Heelys HX2 – has two removable wheels in each shoe which makes it perfect for younger kids or beginners. This makes it easier for the user to maintain balance and later, the front wheel can be removed so it’s like a regular pair of Heelys.

I was given the chance to review a pair of Heelys and I asked for a pair for my 8 year old son, Nathan. I momentarily considered getting the pair for myself, but quickly put that aside because I’m clumsy enough without adding wheels to the mix. Haha. Plus I knew Nathan would enjoy these.

I didn’t tell Nathan that he was getting a pair of Heelys so when the box arrived, he was surprised and so excited. He eagerly helped me open the box.

I was sitting there reading the directions (which were very simple) and Nathan had already popped the heel plugs out and was putting the wheels in. It was really easy.

Then he tried them on. He was pretty wobbly at first, but he had fun. A lot of fun.

The best way to get started with “heeling” is to start by holding onto a railing, counter, or some other sturdy surface. Put one foot in front of the other; this should be the leg you are most comfortable with. Then lift your toes up and balance your weight on your wheels (while holding on!) If you start losing your balance, just put your toes down so your weight is off the wheels. Take a normal step forward with your “back foot.” Then step with your other foot and plant the wheel (toes up.) Push off with your back foot, raise your back toe with your weight balanced on the wheel, and begin rolling. Roll and place your back foot directly behind your front foot. And you’re “heeling!”

After some practice time, Nathan began to figure out how to use his Heelys. This first video is after a couple days.
After 2 weeks, he is getting a lot better and rolling much more. It’s pretty neat. He wears his Heelys all over the house and it’s neat that he can have fun inside (while we have snow outside) and then when the weather is nice do it outside too.

I knew Nathan would like his Heelys, I just had no idea how much he would love them. This is a really cool unique product and something that would be a great Christmas gift this year. Don’t forget Heelys is for teens and adults too!

Buy It:
Heelys is throwing a Black Friday special!! Between Nov 25-Nov 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!

Disclaimer: Thank you to the sponsor for the free product I was sent to review. I received no monetary compensation and my opinions are my own and were not influenced by the sponsor.

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About the Author

Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. Tiffany Cruz says:

    I need a pair for ME. Maybe then I would be able to keep up with Jasmine.

  2. Kelly Burroughs Crowell says:

    I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you honest review of these! My 10 yr old son has been asking for a pair for the past 2 years and I’ve gone back & forth with the idea so this has really helped me decide that this is the year he gets a pair for x-mas.

    Thanks for your open & honest opinion in all the reviews you give!! It’s greatly appreciated by this reader :)

    Kelly Burroughs Crowell

  3. Without a doubt kids love these shoes. My only word of caution (and not trying to be Debbie Downer, but save a parent a possible hassle later on) – if your children attend public schools – check and see what their policy is on Heely’s. Sounds like a crazy policy to check into right? Unfortunately it is true….schools all over the US have banned Heely’s from their schools for safety reasons (kids using them in the halls, on the stairs). The only reason I know this is b/c my husband’s district happens to be one of them & they had “researched” the idea before making the decision. As a parent, I would hate to spend the money, have my child be wicked excited about them and then discover they can’t wear them 5 days out the 7 :o(.

    Nathan does look ecstatic to be wearing them!!

  4. Erika I loved that you considered getting them for yourself!!!

  5. That’s what I was wearing growing up! Or almost the same!

  6. Michelle I says:

    I Love the pink pair! I would love to get a pair for myself, too. I’ve tried talking my son into a pair, but he is a little reluctant. He is worried he wouldn’t be able to get the hang of it and embarrass himself. This post will probably make him realize that everyone has those worries and all it takes is practise. I think I may just have to surprise him with some, I know he would love them once he got the hang of it!

  7. Holly Hennessy Swint says:

    I actually won a pair of these awhile back from Just Married With Coupons! They are really cool and yes they come in Adult sizes! They come with the wheels uninstalled and you can put them in if you want or not :)

  8. I love those tennies! I’ve seen a lot of kids with these and never liked the actual shoe. Those are cute though!

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