Skates.co.uk – Heelys Review

In November
2004, the foundations for Skates.co.uk were laid through Flywalk.co.uk, which
began by selling a little known product called Heelys.

David, the
founder, had received a pair of Heelys that summer as a gift from his family
and wherever he went he found himself being asked where these shoes could be
purchased. With the support of his family, Flywalk was born, and Heelys began
to be sold in the UK.

We have been sent two pairs of Heelys for review. First is
the Heelys x2 dual up shoes in a silver purple rainbow design. The first thin
that attracted me to these Heelys was the pattern. It’s vibrant, colourful and
fun. They stand out from the crowd and look they look cool when worn! 


The Heelys X2 Dual up shoes are the perfect choice for those
weekend trips around town or to the park. The come with speedy ABEC 3 wheels.
They’re made of synthetic with padded tongue and collar for optimal comfort and
protection. I was very pleased with the quality of the Heelys, they feel sturdy
and strong and they have a power strap and elastic gore closure for a secure
fit. They also have a durable rubber sole and abrasion resistant brake pad, as
well as a rubber toe cap. It’s super easy to fit the wheels and there are instructions on how to do this on the inside of the box.

I love that these can be worn as normal shoes as well. They
come with wheel plugs and a removal tool to convert them from Heelys to shoes. 

heelys
The silver purple rainbow X2 dual up shoes are available to
buy for £49.95. 

Next we have the Heelys X2 Fresh shoes in black and red.
They have two wheels on each shoe the same as the rainbow shoes above. These
make it perfect for your child to learn stability and balance. The bearings to
the wheels allow you to go fast but not uncontrollably fast! 

boys heelys
These Heelys look smooth and smart and again they feel of
solid build and are sturdy and comfortable to wear. They come with a waffle
grip on the base to keep your trainer firmly planted to the floor when you’re
not in skate mode. These also have the rubber toe cap and can also be worn
without the wheels as normal shoes.
 
 

I have to say
watching them the first time wearing the Heelys was quite scary! But they’re
not like roller skates where it is difficult to stay still, these prevent you
from falling back and it’s easier to control your balance.  

Overall we love the
Heelys, they are great fun although they do need a bit more practice I’m sure
they’ll be whizzing around in no time!

 
 

For the purpose of
this review I was sent two pairs of Heelys, all thoughts and opinions are my
own.
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One thought on “Skates.co.uk – Heelys Review

  1. My niece has a pair of these and looks so cool whizzing round on them, I would've loved some when I was younger! Now my parent side loves the fact that you can actually take the wheels out and just wear the shoes as normal shoes too! x

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