Holiday Gift Guide - Heelys

When Heelys first came out, Robyn really wanted a pair, so when the opportunity came up to review a pair for Acting Balanced, I let her pick out what she wanted and waited for them to arrive!  Within a day she was out trying them... but she never got into the groove, so for once, the fact that she wears the same size shoe as I do worked in my favor!

The Heelys that we were sent were H2 Jazzys in black and white!

These shoes are great, because they offer more stability and versatility than the classic heelys, meaning that this old broad was able to start skating with more confidence than I would have if I were trying to balance on one large wheel.  The shoes were very comfortable and once you learn to lean back onto your heels, rather than the balls of your feet, you can be off and rolling!

The hardest thing I found was trying to remove the wheels so that I could just walk in the shoes - it takes two hands and quite a bit of pressure to pop one of the wheels out, so it isn't advisable to wear your heelys out to do errands and try to wear them as shoes once you're at the store... but for chasing the boys around the neighborhood, I have to say that they're quite fun!

You can still get classic Heelys too!   Young or old, if you want to try out a fun way to exercise and get around, Heelys are the way to go!  The website is great - it has everything that you need to get started - the shoes, detailed instructions and even videos to teach you how to do tricks!  I'm not ready to do more than stop, start and turn a corner, but maybe I'll get more adept with practice!

Another cool idea is to get the new Heelys Nano - which turns your Heelys into a portable footboard!  And you get even greater stability and range:

Speaking of practice - if you or someone you love would like a pair of Heelys under the tree, you should check out their Black Friday Special!

Between Nov 25-Nov 28, Buy any pair of Heelys, get the second pair for $25. Or buy a Nano, and get a pair of shoes for $25, and get free ground shipping on all orders!

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Disclaimer: I received this product at no cost to me for the purpose of writing this review.  All opinions are my own.