So my daughter is about to be 8. She’s a big girl you know, so she needs big girl shoes. In the eyes of my daughter that means no more princess, butterflies and flowers.
Okay I said. What did I do? Got her some Heelys. Specifically the new fall style Comet in Gray. Now right off the bat I can tell you that the sizing of Heelys are crazy wrong in my opinion. Makenna wears size 11 but Heelys doesn’t make 11. There smallest size is 13 so I ordered it anyway, it comes and it fits Makenna perfectly. Almost too perfectly since her toes are right by the front of the shoe with no room for growth.
Makenna isn’t exactly the athletic type so I’m not sure what I was thinking but so far she’s been ok. Let’s talk about the shoe itself.
The shoes are definitely made to last. The outside of the shoes are made of double and sometimes triple stitched materials, designed to handle the wear and tear of daily use. As you can see, the soles of the shoes are made of an thick ultra-durable rubber that is more resistant to wear than your typical street shoe.
The inside of the shoe has an extra-thick cushioning pad and even incorporates gel or sorbothane insoles to give you a soft walk and a smooth ride. And you don’t worry about excessive pressure on the heel since the wheel is held in place by a large bracketing system that distributes the pressure across the back of the foot.
Although Makenna hasn’t gotten the hang of heeling yet she’s trying. For now we’ll just keep the black thing in the bottom of the shoe and store the wheels for days off when me or daddy can help her.
I can tell you that she absolutely loves her new Heelys though and wants to wear them all the time. Today was the first day of school and rather wear one of the other 2 pairs of new shoes Makenna excitedly picked our her Heelys to wear and show her friends and new classmates.
Disclosure: I was provided with the mentioned product(s) for the purpose of this review. No other monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own.