Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Back and forth and round and round. Up and down the
side walk and all the way to school. That was my son the
first time he got a pair of Heely's. He wore his first pair
to death and I must admit, as a Mom, there was nothing
more funny then to sit on porch on a warm summer day
and watch him and his friends zip on by! Kids just love
these things and can't get enough of them. Andrew has
gone through 4 pair now and the last I bought in a size
12 Men's. Yes he is 16 and yes he still wears Heely's
and yes they make them in adult sizes! Why?
Because they are pure fun, that's why!
Even I have had my eye on a pair for I was a skating
Princess in my hey day and have a pair of skates I still
wear every once in a while. Heely's are the perfect thing
for someone like me who likes to take the kids up to
the park and skate on the tennis courts for it is about
a mile away and my little tootsies would be sore if I
wore my plain old skates all that way to the park. With
Heely's I can just pop in the wheels when I get there.
What do you mean you don't know what a Heely is?
Where have you been, they are everywhere and they
are only the coolest shoe ever. Says Mom! If I let
the kids tell you it would be more like RAD! BOMB!
That's Hot! Or is that just Paris Hilton? Heely's have
literally "popped" up everywhere you look! To explain
what a Heely is to you is simple. You take a Roller Skate
or Skate Board and then a Tennis Shoe and add a little
bit of a Jack in the Box twist and you have a Heely. They
are some super stylish fashionable and dang popular
Tennis shoes. Then they have a wheel that you can
"Pop" in or "Pop" out at will that turns your everyday
in-Vogue sneaker into a roller skate. The wheel goes in
the heel and you just lean back a little and roll! When you
are not using them you pop the bottom back and and keep
your wheels in a handy dandy travel back and you are off
and running. Literally! Your kids will clean their room
spotless every day for months with the mear hint that if
they do they will get some Heely's. At least that is how
it works with Andy! A few weeks ago I was once again
browsing their selection for I already discovered they have
them in adult sizes and I was wondering how small they
ran for with Rowan getting ready to walk soon I know it
won't be long before she is also ready to roll. You know she
is going to want some with Big Brother zipping on by around
her. I went to their site and first word out of my mouth is
"Wow' for they have some of their new line posted and
I was delighted to see more feminine styles for I love all
things that scream girl and they have us little ladies covered
in every way this year! I love pink and the Brooklyn rocks
it and the Street Hi is right behind. They have every kind
that your kids could want and some more subtle styles
for us adults who like to put on a smooth front then
go nuts at the park! There is also a Pro-Model for the
serious Heelers! Andrew likes to think he is an all-star
but at the park I have seen some kids that look like they
were born with these things attached to their feet. Things
that they can do defy gravity. While searching I found that
you can get a Heely's in a size one, child's, so Rowan will
be rolling around before long and I learned several other
things about Heely's I will share with you in a minute
for I never took the time to really check them out before
because with Andy he was old enough to tell me what he
wanted to a T and I just followed suit. I was wondering since
I have been doing this review thing for you guys for a while
now, how a Heely would stand up compared to another shoe?
Before I started weeding out the trash out there and posting
all sorts of good things for you guys, so unlike me and the
years I bought trash due to lack of knowledge, you would
not have to suffer the same fate, I never looked at details. Now
when I shop a huge laundry list of things go through my head
and I am pretty much dissecting things in the store for from
this day forward I will always get the best product my money
can buy. So I say: Self, you never really looked at a pair
up close and personal for Andrew is out the door with his
before the box is even out of the bag. Isn't it time!
I wrote to them and told them my saga and Heely's rolled
me away with their kindness and eagerness to let me and
my readers know that there shoe is not only as good as any
other tennis shoe on the market they have perks too!
I was sent a pair for review and unfortunately they are too
small for me and Rowan is too young so I borrowed a
friend of mines daughter to do the test. Before I gave them
to her I had some stuff I wanted to do. I put a mark on the sole
Jenna is a hyper little diaper and I know these would be
Rollin around a lot and I wanted to see just how they held
up. Lets see, I got them Saturday and dropped them off and
then back this afternoon, so 4 or 5 days of steady wear,
and a lot of wear for I promised her another pair if she wore
these to death for me, I got them back. They looked new. In fact
I didn't even bother with a before and after for you really
but nothing that I would call wear. You can't take any shoe
outside and then say it was never worn. Outside leaves a
mark. The Heely's looked great though and I thought about
Andy's. I replace his about every year in a half and for every
day shoes I replace them once every three months. Now he
does not wear them much in the winter but come warmer
months he wears them daily and that isn't too shabby.
My final word on durability of wear, they rock! ( It has to
be said, and ROLL!)
removed the wheel and the cover plate and tossed them
check instructions on items I wash. There is no point
for even if something says Dry Clean only, handle with
silk gloves or touch at your own risk, I still wash it for
at my house everything makes it in the laundry sooner
or later.It is just a fact of life and I like to know before
hand if that will be the last time I see it. The Heely's
made it through the wash fine, better then fine, even
the little bit of street wear washed away. Now I won't
promise you a dryer for I have a fear of putting anything
other then clothes in a dryer for pliable things like
sneakers tend to distort with heat and even I won't risk
in the yard and then took a bleach spray bottle ( the pre-
made kind not straight) and they wiped clean like
a champ! No wonder why Andrew doesn't rip through
these like he does his Converse and Van's. Heely's are
made to last!
So what did I learn here?
1. Heely's wear as well if not better then a standard shoe.
2. Heely's clean up perfect!
3. Heely's come in sizes from 12 to 12, children to adult.
4. They are an absolute blast!
5. I bribed a 6 year old and now need to order a pair myself!
6. They Rock ( and ROLL) it just had to be said again.
I also had a chance to check out their web site and
they have some really neat and cool tips for skating and
a guide for learners so soon you can be rolling around with
the best of them. The Learn to skate guide has basics, tricks,
grinds and stalls and verts ( um, not sure what they were but
the boy said yeah, cool! So I am assuming its really good!)
and they also have Team Heely's with info on teams near
you so you can see some of the amazing feats they can do
with these little ditty's and also your own little amazing feat
makers can join a team too! Now I may be bored watching
Andrew at the Skeet Range but this, this, I could really get into!
So if you live here, Russia or Brazil, Heely's are here to
stay, so get with it Mom and Dad and join in the fun! They
are also a great gift for your little Valentine or even Dad to
get his butt off the couch! Final word is what guys?
You got it, they ROCK AND ROLL!
Heely's has truly been great to work with and said
they hope my readers liked learning about them just
as much as I loved doing the review. To make the pot
a little sweeter they have offered to give one of my
readers a pair of their own! One winner will just let me
know what size and they will be Rollin away with the
prize! To enter head over to their site and take a look
around then come back here and post what the coolest
thing was in a comment. The contest will start tonight
and run to March 16th at Midnight!
USA and 18 and older can enter daily and the winner
will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to
contact me with their mailing information. As always
you can earn a bonus entry by entering the contest of
the day and other ways to enter are posted below.
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