A couple of years ago when Heelys hit the shoe scene, they were a huge hit. Raise your hand if you remember this?
(I see those hands. Thank you. You can put them down now.)
We didn't jump on the Heelys bandwagon with our kids even though several of their friends had some and our kids wanted some. Not sure why, just never did.
Then this August, Heelys offered me the chance to order a pair of their shoes and review them on this little ol' lazy blog here. I think what they really wanted was for me to order a pair of their shoes for myself, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Considering I jiggle to much.
Put a jiggly lady on Heelys and I'm pretty sure that's a bad YouTube video waiting to happen.
And I didn't want to become an overnight YouTube sensation over something that stupid. Nope. I don't EVER post stupid things on YouTube.
Okay, in hindsight, maybe I should have done it.
Anyway, I ended up ordering some super cool Heelys for my boys to enjoy instead. Yes, one pair of shoes for both boys. I could do that because even though they are 19 months apart, they wear the same shoe size. What can I say? It's a blessing.
Oh, and by doing this I became the superest, coolest mom ever in their eyes.
I even let them "go shopping" on Heelys web store and pick out the shoes they wanted. Which totally added to my coolest-mom-ever factor. They both settled on this cool pair of Heelys. They really are super cool. But not as cool as I am for letting my boys get them.
I have to say, when the shoes arrived in the mail I was VERY impressed with the quality of the shoes. Not only do they look really nice, the material of the shoes was really good quality.
My boys were so excited to take their new Heelys out for a spin that I had to force them to read the written materials that came with the shoes before they were out the door to try them out!
Just look at their faces!
No really, look at their FACES. And nothing else. Not at the dying roses, the messy table, the stuff sitting on the stairs behind them. Just focus on their faces, and not my poor housekeeping skills, mkay?
Their first time trying out the Heelys wasn't too bad, but they just didn't feel like they "got it." So we tromped back into the house and pulled up Heelys instructional videos. These helped a lot! So out they went to try again.
This time... they got it!
The verdict? Heelys are pretty fun. Once my 10 year old (in the video) got the hang of it, he stayed outside playing on his Heelys the rest of the afternoon. I'd rather him do that and get some exercise than play video games all afternoon!
Do your kids have Heelys? What do you think of them?
Heelys provided me with a pair of shoes to write about on my blog. No other compensation was received. Opinions expressed are my own.