Ellie has been asking me for “those shoes with the wheels on the bottom” for at least the last 2 years. This is the first year that she could actually come close to fitting into their smallest size. So when the PR company from Heely’s contacted me about trying out a pair for myself I had to say no. Seriously! Would that not be just torture for her if I got a pair and she didn’t?
Thankfully Heely’s was very sweet and sent a pair in Ellie’s size. I keep meaning to send them a big giant basket of cookies to thank them because these shoes have given my husband and I hours of entertainment.
I thought it would be easier than learning to rollerskate, but it actually seems harder. You have to learn to trust yourself and your balance. I love that it’s actually teaching Ellie a little more coordination. It’s also getting her out there and burning off some energy.
The shoes can actually be worn without the wheels. I’m really impressed with their quality as well and they are absolutely adorable! I always love find a cute trendy little girls sneaker.
Now that I’ve seen all the fun Ellie’s had, I’m kinda regretting not getting a pair myself!
1. Make sure the kids are wearing protective gear. Especially when they’re first learning.
2. Take 2 or 3 steps on the balls of your foot before placing one foot in front of the other. Lift toes off the ground and let the wheels carry you. It’s similar to sliding in your socks on a wood floor, but with your feet pointed forward.
3. Order a pair in your size too!
Now go have fun!