You see, Kyle has wanted Heelys for years. Probably since Kindergarten. I was working at his school at the time, and I knew these shoes were not allowed. Plus, my son is not the most graceful or athletic child, so I was a bit worried about him falling down and hurting himself. I promised him that when he got a little bit older (and more coordinated) I would revisit the Heelys request. Well, I recently got the opportunity to review these awesome shoes, and decided that I would put my cautious mama instincts aside and let him have a pair of the shoes he's been drooling over for so long now.
Kyle was impressed with how well the Heelys fit, as well as how comfortable they are. He also loves the versatility and being able to switch from walking to skating with ease. As a mom, I love the Sole Saver Plugs. My only rule with the Heelys is that he does not wear the wheels to school. The Sole Saver Plugs allow these shoes to act like an ordinary pair of tennis shoes without compromising the integrity of the soles. We also really like the 2 wheel design of the Jazzy. This allows my son to learn how to skate with more stability. As he practices his skating skills more, we can easily remove one of the wheels and he can get an even better workout. For now, I think we will stick with 2 wheels. Remember, he's not very graceful or athletic, and he definitely needs more practice before trying the 1 wheel design.
Here is a video of Kyle in his Heelys. With some practice, I think he'll get the hang of skating in no time! So far, so good. Sure he has taken a couple of spills, but he (and our vehicles in the driveway) have remained intact!
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