Exercising with Heeleys & Giveaway

by Pam on November 28, 2012

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. 



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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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