When I heard about the opportunity to review Heelys for adults, I jumped at the chance to apply! I missed the whole Heelys craze for kids and always thought it looked like so much fun! Imagine my excitement when I heard I was actually picked to do the review! I love any chance to act like a kid again, plus I figured it’d be a fun way to get in some exercise!
The first review task I had was to choose my very own pair of Heelys (You mean I get to shop? Bonus!) Sadly my first choice, style 7656: Sassy, was sold out in my size. However, I did find a 2nd pair, style 7672: Wave, which I also liked. So I placed my order and
impatiently waited for my Heelys to come in the mail.
When the package
finally arrived, I tore it open and immediately started reading the instructions. Thankfully it was incredibly easy, since I’m not that mechanically inclined! I then changed out of my work shirt, but was so excited I left my work pants on (hence the insanely dorky outfit in the below picture…please don’t judge me, I’d never wear this in public…oh and my pants aren’t floods, I’m holding them up so you can see the shoes) and just threw on my Heelys. I carefully walked down my hallway and once in the kitchen instructed my hubby to take a picture of me in them (notice the goofy excited grin on my face).
Here are a few pictures that I took:
Then per the instructions, I grabbed onto my kitchen counter and balanced on the wheels, pulling myself along. I don’t have the bet balance so it wasn’t that easy for me at first, but I did get the hang of it. When I felt confident enough I decided a trip down to my basement was called for (the sidewalk around my house is a total mess of cracks, so I thought the basement would be safer). I gingerly put one foot behind me and then pushed off. I must admit that I was incredibly shaky at first, but after a while I got a bit better.
I’ve had them on a few times since then and each time gets a bit easier. Plus, I’ve noticed that wearing my Heelys is not only fun, but it’s a great workout! I’m sure it’ll be an even better one the more and more skilled I get in wearing them.
Oh and have I mentioned how my daughter is now begging me to get her a pair? Guess, I’m going to have to shell out some money to get her a pair very soon! LOL
TIPS AND TRICKS
One of the cool things about Heelys is that they don’t just give you a pair of their shoes and expect you to “figure it out”. You can go here to watch “how to” videos on “Heeling”! There is a lot of great info there, so be sure to check it out!
Oh and I know this goes without saying, but make sure you read the instructions and follow all the Heelys safety tips! We don’t need anyone getting hurt now, you hear?
WANT YOUR OWN PAIR?
There are two ways you can buy your own pair of Heelys. The first is by using their US store finder or their International store finder. However, you can also go here to shop online, if you don’t feel like going to a store. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: This review is sponsored by Heelys, no monetary compensation was given to me for hosting it. I was given a free pair of Heelys in exchange for my review. The views and opinions expressed in this review are purely my own.