Heelys x Minecraft Pro 20 Review + What are Heelys and How do They Work? | AD
Until recently, I had only caught quick glimpses of Heelys on children out and about. I had noticed that they are very popular amongst children but didn’t know anything else about what Heelys are or how they work. Now, I have a pair of my own so have much better insight into the whole thing.
Heelys is a brand of roller shoes with removable wheels that fit into the soles of the shoes so that you can use the shoes for skating/rolling as well as walking and running.
There’s a brand new range of Heelys available from SkateHut now, including Hello Kitty and Minecraft Heelys. There are several designs to choose from for each of these brands.
In this review, you can see the Heelys X Minecraft Pro 20 in Black/Black/Green. They’re overall black but have a bright green sole and a Minecraft Themed Print and Minecraft embroidered details in the same bright colour.
The design includes the iconic Creeper’s face printed on the side and title print on the tongue, and the Heelys logo details on the vamp and heel in the same green.
The shoes themselves are very sturdy with a thick rubber sole that offers a good grip and an upper made from robust nylon canvas. The shoes feature a padded collar and tongue for comfort and a lace up closure for a secure fit.
I have them in my usual size and would say that they are true to size but perhaps on the slightly smaller side as the materials are not very flexible. For low shoes, a tighter fit is important though to keep the shoes in place on your heel.
How do Heelys work?
The Heelys Pro 20 model comes with a wheel with ABEC 5 Bearings for each shoe and a handy tool to use to install and remove the wheels.
It’s quick and easy to transform your Heelys from a cool pair of sneakers into one-wheeled roller skates – and vice versa.
Before you start using your Heelys, it’s important that you read the instructions. Just like with actual roller skates (and other sports and activities), you will need to practise and learn the skills required to use your Heelys safely. You can find guides for how to Heely online that are very helpful when you’re just starting out like me. Once you get the hang of it and master the skill and balance, you’ll have lots of fun with your Heelys!