Ahh, Heelys. I can almost remember the day their first commercial aired. I remember how badly I wanted a pair, but was denied of them completely. A few weeks ago I was offered the chance to test the Heelys – and I gladly took the offer. Never too late to live out your childhood dreams, right? Maybe.
As hard as I have tried, I couldn’t for the sake of me get these black and bright pink Heelys to work. I know they are pushing Heelys for adults now, but the obvious branded Heelys logo makes it difficult for a twenty-something year old to sport the shoes around. I can’t justify wearing them – except to the yard to have some fun or to a friendly family barbecue. If Heelys ever decide to downplay their logo, I can see myself popping the wheels in for a roll about and then out again to wear as regular sneakers. In its current form, I would not buy these Heelys for myself, let alone another adult. They are difficult to maneuver and just not quite worth the hassle.
It’s a completely different story for the little kids, however. My little cousins and nieces are quite jealous of the newly acquired Heelys. I only wish I had opted to receive them in a smaller size so the kids can have some fun with them instead. Who knows, maybe they will each get a pair for Christmas. If I were half my current age, I would probably be sporting these around town.
Bottom line is that I don’t recommend getting Heelys for your adult friends unless you know for certain that they want them. For the little kids, why not have a little fun?