Toys for Boys Week: Heelys Review

What could be cooler than a pair of shoes with heels in the back?  NOTHING!  This ingenious idea has taken the nation by storm and everywhere I go, I see kids zipping by on their Heelys.  They have been a long sought after item in our household and now that we have tried them, I completely understand why.  Heelys are without a doubt the coolest shoes for kids!

J-Man was sent a pair of Heelys to try out (because mama is way too scared to test these out myself) and from the moment he saw the logo on the box, it was absolute chaos at our house!  We couldn’t get the wheels inserted quickly enough (note: Before you give your child Heelys, it is a good idea to go ahead and insert the wheels first.  They are so simple to insert but the excitement will make it seem like forever in your child’s eyes!) but once we did, J-Man was out the door in a flash.  I insisted that he start slow and steady since I was a little unsure about his balancing abilities on heels but he took to them like a natural!
J-Man’s Opinion:  These are the COOLEST. SHOES. EVER.  I have wanted to try Heelys for so long because they are so awesome and now that I have I like them even better.  It takes a little while to figure out exactly how to go on them but once you do it’s the best time ever!  I want to wear them everywhere!  I think that every kid should have a pair of these because you can skate without having to have your skateboard with you!  I love Heelys!!!!

Mama’s Opinion:  I have to agree with J-Man on this one and say they are the coolest shoes ever!  I was a little worried about him breaking his neck at first but that was quickly overcome by laughter and squeals of delight as we navigated through “heeling”.  I love that Heelys encourage physical activity and that J-Man is ready to skate anytime, anywhere without me having to lug a bunch of equipment for him.  I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that the wheels can be taken out and the shoes convert to regular shoes so if we are somewhere that he don’t need to have the wheels in, we can easily change them out.  I think J-Man is going to live in these shoes (and probably try to sleep in them if he has his way).  These are a definite dream item for any boy!  I would say to any parent out there – GO GET YOUR CHILD A PAIR OF HEELYS!  NOW!  You will not regret it.  The thrill your child will get and the fun they will have will make your purchase more than worthwhile!

To find out more about Heelys, including a very helpful guide on on how to safely have fun in Heelys, visit their website HERE or check them out on Facebook or Twitter!
The product provided for the review was sent to me free of charge from the company. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation.


  1. Holly S. says

    My son has wanted a pair of these since he was 5 (he's 11 now). The bad thing about it is they're pretty much banned in most public places where we live, which would be the most fun places to use them, i.e. grocery store, mall, etc.; places with really smooth floors! They look like so much fun!

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