"But it's a pair of shoes!" I argued. "It's a pair of shoes with a cool feature!" replied da Boss. Again I argued "I thought we are a hardware site?" "We're ROJAK POT mar, so anything goes!" said the boss. So, without further delay, I present to you - Marauderz' review of the wheel-in-the-heel shoes, Heelys!
I'm sure many of you have seen kids skating around in these shoes all over the mall. Or maybe you have seen them in action but you never knew what they were. Unlike other wheel-in-the-shoes, Heelys are different. As you can see from the picture above, the shoe has only ONE wheel in the heel. That's why they call them Heelys!
All the wheeled shoes I have seen before have two wheels in each shoe, which you have to fold into the shoe when unused. A pair of Heelys on the other hand have their wheels fixed in the heels. The best way I can describe the feeling of walking on it is like I'm wearing heeled shoes... Our female readers should be familiar with the feeling.
You don't actually skate with Heelys, you heel! That's what the makers call it.
Basically, this involves you assuming the heeling position (my own term actually!) from a walk or a run and then let your momentum carry you across the surface. The position is basically putting one leg in front and keeping the other leg straight out from your body. It is hard to explain so I guess it's best if I showed it to you in living color via video!