Look what showed up at our house for Jenny the other day:
I was given an opportunity to try out some Heelys. Did you know they come in adult sizes, too? I didn’t. Since Jenny and I wear the same shoe size now, this means we can actually both wear these shoes. When I received the email about trying out Heelys, I asked Jenny if she was interested, and of course she was. She’s an active girl and loves to try new activities, so so she picked the skates she wanted and we decided to give them a try.
First (and foremost, in Jenny’s mind), we both love the look of these skates. They’re cute shoes that she can wear with so many things, whether or not she wants to skate.
Second, they’re very comfortable. Jenny’s previous skating experience was limited to old and uncomfortable skates at the skating rink.
I caught this picture of her outside walking in them. She’s tried them a few times, and she does think it’s fun to skate in them, but she’s still a bit nervous in them. She’s not quite up to trying some of these moves yet, but I think she’ll get braver with practice. And actually, Reagan is very interested in them. Now that we’ve tried them out, I think she’s interested in a pair, too. I think she would really enjoy them.
Our favorite feature about the Heelys? The fact that you can pop out the wheels and replace them with an insert that converts them to regular shoes. And then put the wheels back in when you’re ready.
This can be accomplished so easily with the tool that comes with the shoes. Or, if you have a child who’s prone to losing things and that handy little tool disappears, you can use a screwdriver. That’s what I’ve heard at least.
Obviously the Heelys are fun as skates, but there are some places where kids aren’t allowed to wear them, like at school! Having the option to wear them without the wheels means she’ll be able to wear them much more often. And I may try them, too!
*Disclosure: I was provided with these shoes for review purposes. All opinions are my own.