Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Rockin' His Stride, rather Slide, with Classic #Heelys ~ Must Have Gift Guide & Review

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Rockin' His Stride, rather Slide, with Classic #Heelys ~ Must Have Gift Guide & Review

When I was the age my son is now, skateboards were the hottest new thing on wheels.  While skateboards are still "in", fueling an entire sub culture, including trendy pre-teen to young adult fashion, there's a new skate in town and it isn't your Mama's!

Heelys has taken personal skates to an entire new level, combining the need for personal fashion express with the need for speed.  With several lines of wheeled shoes, Heelys are hot, fast and oh, so cool.

From classic "old school" styling, with the traditional single wheel design, to the sleek, double wheeled design of the H2 models and beyond to the new age Nano, an inline footboard for serious skaters, Heelys has a style and a look for every kid on your list this holiday season.

My "all things boy" testing crew was all over the opportunity to try out a pair of Heelys.  When I had asked about his interest, I received the look that puts every mother to shame.  The kind that says, "Poor Mom, you are soooo out of touch!" combined with a heavy sigh and eye roll combination.  It's all good, Moms!  Now you know, too:  Heelys are happening!

Heelys Classic Edge in Black
After significant consideration, he selected a Classic style of Heelys, the Edge model in black.  He was quite drawn to the revved up stylings of the H2 models and found the Nano footboard to be very desirable, however, in the end, he felt it best to start off with a pair that were better suited to his less than expert skating abilities.

Upon receiving the Heelys, I was pleased to find that the construction of the Edge style is nothing less than sturdy; the insole is thick, cushy and comfortable.  Most importantly, installing the wheels, one per shoe, was a snap.

Of course, while my son was ready and raring to go, Mom insisted we take a moment to explore the Heelys site, viewing both the Heelys Playbook for important safety tips, as well as watching the How To Skate (Heeling) with Heelys video.

Armed with all the vital knowledge, my son was ready to put his new Heelys to the test!
Easy to wear, just like regular athletic shoes!
Getting the feel of the wheels.
And away he goes!
Becoming masterful with the Heelys will take some getting used to and fortunately we've had the mild weather in Michigan lately for him to do so.  Despite our exploration of the safety tips on the Heelys site, I strongly recommend that you keep an eye on your new Heelys skater, at least for a time.  That's how I was able to put the brakes to his initial plan to take our exuberant Lab along on his test run!

Heelys Black Friday Special ~ 
From November 25 to November 28, 2011, when you purchase any pair of Heelys, you can get a second pair for only $25!  With most Heelys starting at $55 and up, this is a fantastic bargain to help your holiday budget stay in the black!

Have an advanced skater?  There's a deal just for you!  Purchase the Nano footboard and get a pair of Heelys shoes for only $25!  With the addition of free ground shipping thrown in, this is a Black Friday deal you won't want to miss!

I received a pair of Heelys to explore for the purposed of creating this feature.  Images and information sourced from various Heelys site and personal experience.  The opinions above are both honest and my own. Skateboard Image.


Momma Teri said...

What a great post about Heelys. The title made me giggle a bit even. I keep thinking it is the gift of youth because I tried skating along with my kids on Heelys and it was a no go. lol

Monique said...

My daughter wants these so bad. Not sure if I can afford them, but we'll see. Thanks for the review. I suspect that I would fall on my butt if I tried them.

Tori said...

Those look like alot fun!!

Sadie said...

I don't like Heely's at all, but looks like he had fun in them!

Jennifer said...

I have been wanting to try Heely's for awhile...but been scared that I would break my neck. LOL If my girls say these they would so want a pair!

Amanda T said...

These are so cool! I remember always seeing the kids, and being like "I want to do that!" I am so happy they have them for adults now :D

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