Just a few days after I ordered a pair of Heelys for Nick for Christmas I was given the chance to review two pair of the brand new Hx2 Heelys. Two pair meaning one for my oldest son Buddy and one for me. Wait did I say for me?
Heelys has developed a new shoe that makes it easy for younger children to get in on the fun! Heelys, creators of popular wheeled footwear, presents the all-new Hx2 for kids as young as 4 years old. Hx2 teaches youngsters balance and caution while learning the basics. The Hx2 will also come in up to a size women’s 9, too, so moms can be there every step (and roll!) of the way!
What makes the Hx2 different from other Heelys shoes? Instead of one large wheel, the Hx2 has two smaller, removable wheels in each shoe. Not only is it easier to maintain balance, but wearers of the Hx2 do not require as much leg strength to lift their toes to skate. As beginners get the hang of skating, the Hx2 can be converted into a regular pair of Heelys for a more challenging ride simply by removing one of the wheels. It’s like training wheels for your feet!
So let’s start out with the easy part. Showing off my new Heelys of course. Totally love the colors and definitely enjoying the style. Again just love that pink and black.
Buddy got some gray and yellow, not his normal style but he said they looked just fine. I think he would have preferred laces but he said it was all good and they were cool.
Ok so I really had all intentions of posting a video of my son and I trying out our new Heelys. I mean I may be 36 but I do know how to roller blade couldn’t be that much different right? (Insert hysterical laughing here). I decided to keep a little shred of dignity and NOT post the video, seriously people I was a mess. I looked like a toddler learning how to walk. To be fair the sidewalk is not the easiest place to try to learn due to the lines in the walk way. I strongly suggest a flat surface for learning. After my failed attempt to Heely I did find this video on How to Heely that may help me a little next time. I’m now determined to figure out how to master these things. This way when my 5 year old wants her pair maybe I can actually help her a little.
My oldest son was worse then me but this is the same kid that broke his leg the first time he went skating with his daycare. Yep full leg cast right up to the thigh, had a good twist in the shin. Now my 10 year old that is another story. Took him about 3 tries and the kid was a pro. I just don’t know how these kids do it. I remember when I was young saying I would NEVER forget how to do a cartwheel and couldn’t understand why adults couldn’t do them. Have you tried to do one lately?
Though the Hx2 Heelys have two wheels for easier balance Buddy actually thought they were a little easier with just one wheel. I may have to give that a try or maybe try on our patio which is a little flatter surface. The Heelys also come with plugs so when you do not want the wheels in your shoes you can use them as regular walking shoes.
In reviewing the shoes and quality I give it an A, they are very solid and sturdy. I guess they need to be with all the stress of falling and getting back up. My boys go through a pair of shoes about every three months. I find if I purchase a better quality more expense shoe they do tend to last a little longer. I would put the Hx2 Heelys in the category of a better quality shoe, heavy fabric and reinforced rubber toes. Hx2 Heelys retail for $54.99 and can be found at select retailers such as Amazon.com and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
If I could choose again I SOOO would have chosen to review this new awesome and unique product called the Nano. Just hop on over to Heely.com and watch the cool video on this fun addition. Nick would have LOVED this accessory to his new Heelys. Being the pro he already is I bet he would have had this mastered in no time flat.
While you’re at Heelys.com, don’t forget to check out the Nano! It’s an awesome new inline footboard that straps to one foot, keeping your rear foot free to build momentum as you jump, grind, tumble and vault over different landscapes. The Nano is perfect for older kids and combines movements similar to skateboarding, rollerblading, and skating, as well as free running.
Pros: At $54.99 the same price as most major brand shoes, you are getting the same good quality but with the added bonus of wheels. I love the colors and styles and they come in children and women sizes.
Cons: I don’t really feel there is any real cons to the purchase of these shoes I think with anything it takes time and practice to learn how to use them. If you are looking for a shoe then purchase a shoe if you are looking for a fun way of getting around then purchase the Heelys.
Disclaimer: This is my honest opinion. I was given the product showed above to review, this compensation has in no way swayed my opinion about the product. Thank you to Heely for providing both myself and my son a pair of Hx2 Heelys.