Monday, August 29, 2011

Product Review: Heelys

The first thing I noticed when I opened my package of Heelys was the styling. They looked just as good in person as on the website. Purple is my favorite color. So take the black shoes with the purple accents and you have a design that I think is pretty sleek. My husband even commented that they looked nice and “not as large as Heelys used to be.”

I followed the directions to put in the rollers, thinking how easy it would be to glide around. Let's just say that rollerblading when I was younger did not quite prepare me for Heelys. Learning how to balance was relatively easy for me, but keeping my balance while moving forward was a bit harder. After a couple of tries, I still need a lot of practice before I start doing any awesome tricks, but they are fun and I intend to take them down to the park where the concrete is smooth. I don't think they'll give me strenuous exercise, but they'll probably be the equivalent of walking, which is good enough for me!

If I could change one thing about my Heelys, it would be for the manufacturer to make half-sizes. I am a solid size five-and-a-half. I didn't want to order the size five because I knew if they were too tight, I wouldn't want to use them. So, I ordered the size six. It is a little large, but the laces make it tight enough that it's not a problem. Overall, Heelys has a product that is well-made and fun to use!

Visit Heely's Website for more information about safety, pricing, products and usage tips. Between September 2nd – September 5th, they'll be throwing a Labor Day/Back-to-School Special. Buy one pair of Heelys, get the second pair for only $30!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this pair of Heelys free from the manufacturer. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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