Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Heelys - Review & Giveaway



My boys are no pros by any means, but they've had tons of fun with Heelys. Heelys are lightweight athletic skate shoes with a wheel inside the heel. They are the only shoes with a single or double wheel in the heel that allows the wearers to go from walking to rolling simply by shifting their weight to their heels.

I received a pair of Heelys for review. I selected a pair for the boys to try since they both wear the same size. The only prior experience they have with wheeled footwear is when they've been rollerskating. I was curious as to how well they would do. Once we received the skate shoes, we had to flip a coin to see who would go first as both were immediately eager to try them.

Before even trying the shoes, I sat down with my sons and had them go through the informational tips and tricks on what and what not to do. I also printed out and went over the Responsible Skating Agreement with them, and we all signed it after being read.

I first let the boys go onto our street which is level and without any bumps or hills. I wanted them to get a feel for it before they tried any fancy maneuvers. At first, there were some moments when they seemed unbalanced or unsure of what they were doing. But after lots of practice, they are getting the hang of it. They are learning tricks and are becoming more sure of themselves. It's a fun way for them to exercise and it gets them outdoors to play.

Heelys can be worn when not using them as skate shoes. They can also be used as regular walking shoes. I recommend that Heelys not be used where specifically forbidden or where skateboards are not allowed.



Win It!

One person will win a pair of Heelys of choice.

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment with which pair of Heelys you would choose if you are the winner.

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Leave a separate comment for each entry. Please include your email address in your comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the US. Giveaway ends 12/29/09 at 8 pm CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.
I received product for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products as your opinion may differ.

214 comments:

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LuvnLife00 said...

i would choose the brooklyn lo style

LuvnLife00 said...

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i learned that the shoe skates with the 4 wheels are not Heelys

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Nichol said...

My son would love Pro Model 9202

Nichol said...

I learned that they o not manufacture Heelys shoes in sizes larger than a Men's 12.

Nichol said...

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AStarrA said...

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Alexis AKA MOM said...

Cole has been dying for a pair of these! Love the No Bones Lo 7494 ;)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

FAQ: They are great for first-time skaters because two wheels provide more stability and balance. Once the skater is ready for one wheel, the smaller training wheel can be removed. These models, however, DO NOT come with heel plugs or removal tools, and only come in sizes 13C to 8.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

where to buy: Footlocker!

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wigget said...

i'd get the Lighten Up 7506

wigget said...

i learned Heelys shoes were invented by Roger Adams

wigget said...

i can find them at my local STRIDE RITE

Amy said...

I'd get the Suede Dogs. amythomas at gmail dot com

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You can buy online at finish line.

Nancy said...

I like the Fray in pink

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Anne J said...

I think my son would like the Pro Model 9201

Anne J said...

I learned Heelys shoes were invented by Roger Adams from the FAQ

Anne J said...

Dunham Sports sells Heelys online

Anne J said...

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hollowsins said...

I would pick the megawatt 9203

hollowsins said...

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karenmed409 said...

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karenmed409 said...

Size 12 in mens is the highest size they will carry, it cost too much to do any special runs on size 13 and above and if you loose your wheels look inside the cavity of of the lost wheel, you'll find what replacement wheel size you'll need imprinted on the bracket.

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Nickel Pickle said...

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Michele P. said...

I would get my daughter the Street Hi 7482

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Michele P. said...

I learned that the wheels can be removed and replaced with heel plugs and be used as a normal pair of shoes.

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debra.pp said...

i would choose brooklyn style.

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I like Street Hi #7482
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Carolsue said...

If your shoes are squeeky, Cleaning your wheels with some WD-40 or bearing lubricant will usually solve the problem.

Carolsue said...

They sell them at 3 locations of Shoe Palace in San Jose, Ca
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Dana said...

I like the Skate Rat 7498.

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I learned Heelys shoes were invented by Roger Adams.

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LuvnLife00 said...

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Ginny said...

I think I'd pick the Brooklyn Lo
Brooklyn Lo 7476
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Ginny said...

I learned that they have four different wheels, never knew that!

Ginny said...

The Famous Footwear near me sells them!

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Angie said...

I would get the Megawatt 9023 for my son!!

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Katie said...

My son picked the No Bones Lo!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Katie said...

I learned that if they sqeak ( which is so annoying in normal shoes) that you can clean them with WD-40 to stop the problem, and that they have a convient store finder on their webstite so you can go and buy some.
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LuvnLife00 said...

dt http://twitter.com/luvnlifeOO/status/6986785834

Katie said...

Foot Locker and Journeys sell them which are two pretty popular stores!
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Kristine Michelle said...
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Kristine Michelle said...

I would want the Street Hi #7482 shoes
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I can get them at Big 5 in Moldesto, CA
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L. Shepherd said...

I would choose the ones pictures. I've always liked the look of Converse hightops

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Starla said...

I like the no bones hi
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coriwestphal said...

I'd have to give my son the final say on this one but I like the Grind 'n Roll 7530. Cool!

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coriwestphal said...

I learned that you can't buy Heely's past a Mens size 12.

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You can buy these at Famous Footwear and I'm lucky enough to have one about 10 minutes from my house!

en.sweets said...

i would choose the black and pink one, the first one.

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en.sweets said...

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you can get heelys at journeys:)

LuvnLife00 said...

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Night Owl Mama said...

My daughter would want the Brooklyn style skates

She's been bugging for these for 2 yrs

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Night Owl Mama said...

You can not purchase Heely's on their website its informative only

Night Owl Mama said...

Heely's are sold at Shoe Carnival and the finish line locally near me

Donna Haynes said...

The no bones lo 7496
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Donna Haynes said...

I learned that they have little training wheels.
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Donna Haynes said...

I learned that you can buy them at Dicks sporting good. The nearest place to me and still an hour away.
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Michelle M said...

I would choose the Brooklyn Lo. thanks for the giveaway!

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Michelle M said...

From the FAQs I learned the wheels are not retractable, but they are removable.

Michelle M said...

You can buy them at Shoebuy.com

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