Saturday, August 13, 2011

Watch out - Mama on wheels!

When I accepted a part in the Heelys campaign via Business2Blogger, I envisioned a video-rich, highly entertaining post to chronicle my adventures on wheels...

As it turns out, this mama is not so good on wheels. I look neither graceful nor adventurous. Funny is a much more accurate description. I squeal, wobble, and grasp for anything to keep my butt from bruising.

But you know what? It's still fun! And I am determined to improve my "skillz".

What are Heelys, you ask?
If in-line skates were the next-generation roller skates, then Heelys are futuristic in-line skates. Sneakers with attitude - and a wheel in the heel. I selected these sassy gray & pink Heelys:

I was giddy upon my Heely's arrival. I was pleasantly surprised by the weight of the shoes. They are extremely well-constructed with thick rubber soles. Thanks to the little tool they provide in the box, it takes mere seconds to pop off the heel plates and install the wheels. I could barely wait to lace them up - I was going to roll all over the place!

Heeling is actually considered a sport. It requires practice and a certain level of skill to master. Clearly, I am not the sporting type (it once took me 90 minutes to ski down a slope... once). Despite not being able to heel just yet, I am enjoying my funky new shoes. I am determined to keep practicing. Eventually, I will be the rolling mama I imagined. Can't you see me alongside my daughter and her hot pink tricycle, both of us rolling our way to the pool? Oh yeah. I'm gonna be cool like that.

The next time I see my 15-year old niece? I want to see her try these. I have a feeling she will show me up big time. She is already taller than I am. She will be heeling a lot better than me too.

Do you have a kid or teen in your family who would love a cool pair of Heely's? Between Sept 2-Sept 5, you can buy one pair of Heelys and get the second pair for only $30! Perfect for two-kid households. Or, grab that second pair for yourself! We always tell our kids to try new things, right? Go for it, Mama!

(Heelys are sassy and comfortable. If all else fails, you can pop the heel plate back in and enjoy a nice, relaxing... stroll.)

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For more information on Heelys, visit their website.
For tips & tricks on how to skate, they provide some great Heeling tutorials.

Concerned about safety?
Heelys has that covered too. Check out the Heelys Safety Playbook.

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Disclosure: I received my pair of Heelys at no charge for the purposes of this review.
All opinions stated in this review are 100% mine.
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