This week’s post is a little less high tech, but innovative just the same. My youngest son William told me he wanted HEELYS for his 11th birthday and I started to check out what the heck HEELYS were all about.
In 1999, Roger Adams came up with the idea of putting a wheel in the sole of a shoe. Watching kids zoom around on their skateboards and rollerblades, he realized there must be something new. He cut open a pair of sneakers, inserted a skateboard wheel, and Heelys were born!created an entire category from scratch with its unique and innovative products. There is a removable wheel in the heel, transforming the shoes into stealth skates and giving its users the freedom to seamlessly transition from walking or running to skating by shifting their weight to their heels. Heelys let you take life at your own pace. With the wheels out, the stylish designs perform and look just like any other shoe. When you easily put the wheels in, you roll at a different speed. Heelys are about exploring your freedom, unleashing the fun and empowering you to be fearless.
If you have kids of any age (up to and including teenagers), HEELYS are something you have to look at. My son got his a few days before his birthday, brought them to school, hockey practice and a few other kid gatherings and now ALL the kids want them. My son is very tall for his age and wears a size 8 (mens), we went to a few local shoe stores and he became more and more disappointed as they had only “kids” sizes. I finally found a huge selection on Amazon (www.amazon.com) and we picked his favorite color and style.
Check out this video for some cool HEELYS tricks https://youtu.be/90AYJLuhXtc?list=PLPoiV7l4woR5WEyZxnn8k-QToCKHHf6Iz
These shoes are totally awesome (a quote from my son William and his entire hockey team).