Sunday, September 11, 2011

Heelys - Walk or Skate, How do you roll?

Like most school years this one started with a battle of the shoes. My boys are reaching that age were they want to express themselves in what they wear. Heelys Skate Shoes have been a brand we can all agree upon for the past few years. With their large selection of styles each of my boys is able to be creative and express themselves in their shoes. Of course Heelys aren't just stylish they are fun as well!

Heelys are the two-in-one shoe that lets you walk or skate. With the wheels out, the stylish designs perform and look just like any other shoe. When you put the wheels in, you can lean back on the heel and start that roll - skate or walk the choice is yours! The wheel is inserted in the heel of the shoe, by simply popping out the insert that covers the wheel hole and popping in the wheel.

Heelys newest addition to their collection is the HX2. What is special about this shoe is that it's double the fun, with two wheels per shoe instead of the traditional one wheel per shoe. With the double wheel you can balance faster, making learning to skate with Heely's easier on you. My youngest son, who is 7 was sent the new HX2 Stingrays.

Now of course I knew these were perfect for him for learning to master the art of Heely skating, since this was his first pair of Heelys, but I also loved these for school. The top of the shoes has three Velcro straps as opposed to laces. Gone are the days of seeing him walk of the bus with undone laces. With the HX2 Stingray’s sleek and cool material they are not only fashionable but easy to clean. The Stingray has a SRP of $60.00

My Middle son is very simple in his fashion, he doesn't like to have a lot going on which made the Double Threat in black with no splashy designs just perfect for him. Featuring a classic sneaker look that in seconds transform into rolling fun. The Double Threat sells for about $65.00

Lastly my oldest son went with No Bones Lo, style Heely. Again this shoe really represented my sons style - an all black sneaker inspired by a more traditional skate profile. The No Bones Lo was marked with the Heely's stamp of approval in the form of a Glen plaid 'H' on the side of each shoe, retailing for $65.00.

Of course style and fun are important, especially to my kids but quality and durability are what is most important to me. Buying shoes for four kids throughout the year can be quite costly. I want to make sure I'm buying a brand built to last. As I mentioned at the start of this review this is not our first time trying out Heelys in fact my oldest sons last four pairs of shoes have been Heely's. One reason is because he loves them, but my reason for continuing to stay true to the brand is how well they hold up. Last years Heelys look just as good as this years - we just needed to replace the laces. As long as my boys continue to love Heelys styles, I will continue to buy them. I can't wait for my daughter to get a little bigger they have some adorable girls styles!

Buy It: Purchase Heelys online at Heelys can also be found at many local shoe retailers. 

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So much nicer than the clamp on type from my childhood!!
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My son had a pair when he was 5. Now at 8 he all of a sudden wants another pair. The stores that used to carry them around here, no longer do. I can't find them anywhere! I don't really want to order online because I would like him to try them on first. He has big feet for an 8 yr old, men's size 7, not even sure if they make them this big lol.

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