Heelys – Shoes with Wheels Review

I have to say that I was the queen of the roller rink back in my day.  You could find me there nearly every Friday and Saturday night in  5th and 6th grade. I was the girl skating mainly by myself at the end of the rinks practicing my spins and double toe loops..mastering my backwards crossovers and fluffing up the purple and pink homemade yarn pom-poms on my shiny white skates with pink wheels and toe-stopper.


Until the SNOWBALL was announced and I would try to pounce on any 11 year old boy who skated by to skate with them – sweaty hands and all..especially if the ballad Beth from Kiss was playing. Swoon worthy really.


So when I was offered a pair of Heelys Classic Roller Shoes to try – I was like YES – I could totally be the queen of the roller rink or maybe the grocery store again. Maybe.

I love that the wheel is removable so you can wear them as regular street shoes – and if the wheel is engaged you can still walk in them without choosing to wheel.


I decided that at my age I should watch a few instructional videos, which turned out to be the smart move. My kids only laughed at my three times before they figured out that I have talents like nobody’s business. Still. Check out the Learn to skate video.


All in all I’ve had fun with my Heelys – but perhaps I just need to add some pom-poms. My girls now have these on their Holiday wishlist.


Check Heelys out!

And if you want a pair for of your own…

Heelys is throwing a Black Friday special!! Between Nov 25-Nov 28, Buy any pair of Heelys, get the second pair for $25. Or buy a Nano, and get a pair of shoes for $25, and get free ground shipping on all orders!


Disclosure: Heelys sent me a pair to review, but all opinions, words, embarrassing preteen antics, and skating abilities are mine..and mine alone.

About Tracy

My name is Tracy Morrison and I live in sunny Minnesota. I'm neither British nor a nun - I'm just a Midwesterner with a headache. This is mainly a humor and lifestyle blog that documents the lighter side of parenting. I am an ex-corporate ladder climber turned freelance writer, social media manager, world traveler, and marathon runner. I would love for you to contact me at tracy@sellabitmum.com

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  1. says

    I agree about a skating vlog. That would be very fun!

    Also, I totally remember Skating Parties in junior high. For some reason, my favorite song to skate to was “Another Brick in the Wall” by Pink Floyd. Also, I remember asking my nice, grandpa-like teacher to skate with me. He said yes.