Heelys aren’t a new brand by any means. They’ve been around since I was a child. However, when Skates.co.uk encouraged us to check out the new range of Heelys Fresh I was impressed to see how far the brand and the skating shoes had come.
Heelys fresh can be worn as plain shoes or the Heely / skate shoes. In this case, Frankie really wanted them to be in skate shoe form so we went ahead and added the wheels straight away.
The wheels come separate from the shoe, however, adding and removing them as you require couldn’t be any easier.
Once we added the wheels and laced up the shoes we were ready to go!
It’s worth noting that you can get one wheeled shoe, however, in this case, these are the Heeley x2 fresh (the x2 meaning 2 wheels)
We did, however, miss the recommendation from Skates.co.uk to order your standard shoe size in Heelys and instead ordered one size bigger – like you would with rollerblades. It really wasn’t required, and so we had to pad out some of the extra room with a pair of socks (or two!)
Even the rain couldn’t stop Frankie (or us) from testing out the new Heely fresh shoes. We watched the youtube promotional video and demonstration showing us how to ‘heely’ and began putting it into practice. Frankie quickly got the hang of it and we all saw great improvements in the space of just 10 minutes practice.
With the summer quickly approaching Heelys are a super fun way of improving balance and stability. Frankie is 5 and I believe is just the right age to start using them confidently. They’d make the perfect gift for birthday’s or even just as an Easter gift.
Of course, it’s likely there will be a couple of tumbles so ensure you’ve got all the protective equipment on hand to stay safe. From our experience we found it easiest to practice a little indoors first and then move outside onto a smooth surface – you want to avoid stones as they can get trapped in your wheels and trip you up.
Thanks to Skates.co.uk here at The Harrison Household we’re able to offer you the chance to win a pair of Heely Fresh x2 shoes in your style and size – subject to availability. Simply follow the instructions below to enter.