Exercising with Heeleys & Giveaway
My favorite activity as a child was roller skating. I carried that love with me into adulthood. When I attended skating parties with the kids, I was the first adult to hit the rink. I actually loved anything with wheels; skateboards, inline skates, you name it, if I could skate I would try it. Skating is a good form of exercise and one of the few I actually enjoy. Naturally when I was offered a chance to try Heeleys, “the original shoe with the wheel in the heel,” I couldn’t pass up a chance to skate.
For anyone who has never heard of Heeleys, they are comfortable tennis shoes that have the option of having a wheel added into the heel when the urge to skate takes over. Having never looked at their website, I was amazed by the many different options and styles available. I chose the Swift design, a light athletic style. I wasn’t sure how to add the wheel but one of the kids grabbed my shoes and had the wheel installed within a couple of minutes.
Before I attempted to skate in the Heeleys, I read the safety warnings on the site and discovered I should be wearing protective gear while wearing the shoes which made me think these shoes were designed to be used outside when the wheel is installed. On a whim I tried to skate down my hall once but I was afraid the wheels would scratch my hardwood.
I found I preferred wearing the shoes without the wheels. They felt great when I wore them on my daily power walk. My daughter is away at college on a large university campus. I might send the shoes to her. I think she could get plenty of use out of them zipping to her classes, some of which are a mile away from her dorm. All in all, these are fun shoes for kids when used in a supervised setting and are a fun blast from the past for adults.
One person will receive a pair of Heeleys.
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