I’ve worked with Heelys before and they’re a great company. Last fall, I reviewed Heelys for my (then) eight-year-old son, Nathan, and he loved them. Seriously, he wore them everywhere (even to church one day when I didn’t realize it!) But this summer, he outgrew them and was really bummed. So it was perfect timing when the folks at Heelys contacted me about reviewing a pair of Heelys from their new designs.
There’s actually three new Heelys designs, released for this fall/winter:
- Athletic shoes that are much lighter than traditional Heelys, making them ideal for students who play sports or have active lifestyles
- Street shoes that have low profile “skate outsoles” that make skating easier.
- Lifestyles – designed just for girls/women with more fashion-forward colors and styles.
I was given the option of choosing a style from any of these three new lines. I seriously considered getting one of the new Lifestyles Heelys for myself because they are so nice looking! I love this one:
Check out this pair, called Socialite - You can’t say Heelys are just for boys now!
Swift – “the lightest pair of Heelys ever made. Swift’s athletic-inspired design will keep you moving all day.“
We already like Heelys a lot, but this new pair really impressed me. It looks and feels just like a regular athletic shoe, except there’s space for a wheel on the bottom.
One of the first things Nathan said when he tried them on was, “Wow, Mom, these feel really nice!”
It took him a little practice to get used to the one wheel per shoe (his other pair had two wheels per shoe) but he figured it out quickly and in no time, was wheeling all over the place.
Check him out in action on this video:
With school starting very soon, Heelys can be a fun alternative to regular shoes. If you don’t want your child wheeling around at school or it’s not allowed, there’s a quick solution: simply pop out the wheels and put the plugs back in. Then your child can walk around, wearing regular shoes and once school is finished, they can put the wheels back. Fun for everyone!