So how many of you love shoes? I do! I may not be a shoe fanatic with 1,000s of shoes everywhere, but I love a good comfy shoe that looks cool as well. Well how about a shoe with a unique twist to it? Like say maybe some Heelys
? What are heelys you ask? Well, simply put, they`re shoes on skates
! Ok, more like shoes that can convert into skates. They`re not just regular skates though, the wheels only come through the back on the heel of the shoe, hence the name of the company "Heelys".
I was generously sent one pair of heelys of my choice to try out for this review. I never owned a pair or even tried on a pair so I`m a newbie when it comes to these things. I decided to go with their Sassy Heelys
. They`re purple, sparkle and have rhinestones --great for the all around girly girl! These shoes just have a cute, girly unique style that I loved and couldn`t resist going with them!
Anyway, moving on from the fact that I love the appearance of the shoes, how well do they play out? The quality of these are very well made. It may just have a pearlized synthetic leather on them, but these are made of quite a nice quality that seem to be rather durable for regular every day use. The bottom of the shoes are made of rubber and I mean the good kind. The rubber on these are made to kind of grip the ground I guess you could say as opposed to the "slippery" type of rubber that doesn`t grip anything and you`ll slip on any sort of floor. This is necessary for those who are in the "skate" mode of their shoes. Oh, you didn`t know there were two ways to use the shoes? Well let me explain!
When the shoes first arrive, they`re in the style of a normal shoe. On the bottom by the heel you will see a black square box. Included in your box with the shoes is a funny looking "tool" which is used to take off that black square box. There in that area is where you would replace that flat surface with the wheels. There`s just one wheel that goes into each shoe. You just press them on in and you`re good to go. Don`t worry, the instructions are included with your shoes just in case you get confused, but I promise it`s simple!
Now here`s the tricky part: learning to skate on those heals. I honestly was afraid I would break my tail bone trying. I never was a very good skater, so I found an alternative for myself: Hang on to someone and let them just wheel me around! Of course, if you intend to fully put these babies to the test then I would recommend their "How To" page
. It includes tips, tricks and videos on using your new founded shoes. Now what I did like is that I had absolutely no problem being able to walk normally and use the shoes as normal functioning shoes when I wasn`t goofing around. They are pretty comfortable and are again made to be used for every day use.
So what is my overall thought? I love these shoes! They`re fun, exciting, comfortable and functional. You can choose from many styles and colors to fit your personality. The customer service provided by the Heelys team was very helpful, friendly and quick responding. Their shipping time was quick and done in a timely manner. These are fun for almost any age, both boys and girls alike. I definitely would recommend these for gifts, whether for others or yourself!
Have you had any experience with Heelys or similar shoes? I`d love to hear about it in a comment below! If you haven`t had an experience, then now may be the perfect time. Heelys is throwing a Labor Day/Back-to-School special!! Between Sept 2-Sept 5, Buy one pair of Heelys, get the second pair for only $30!
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***Although I did receive Heelys free of charge for this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.