About the cooooooooolest thing I saw in the street today was this child walking ... and then rolling over the pavement.
She literally floated over the sidewalk on her fancy sneakers (that is 'sportshoes').
Where did she found them and how does that work?
The answer is HEELYS:
Heeling = rolling on a heel on a wheel in each shoe
These roller shoes are an extremely popular, trendy, great looking trainer with an added twist. With one wheel that is hidden in each heel, you are suddenly able to skate and surprise every one.
Just push the button that is on the back of the heel, against your other foot, and the wheel pops out.
Simple. To retract the wheel, just push the button again and push down on the wheel.
The action, once mastered, is a simple gliding action. Great fun!
| ||Release the wheels:|
Release the wheel by kicking the lock button on the side of your other heel.
Or, click the lock button on the toe front of the opposite foot.
|Hiding the wheels: |
Press and hold the lock button against your other heel or toe and push down on your wheel.
The action is done by pushing off on one leg and balancing on your wheels with your toes raised and one leg directly in front of the other. Never have both feet side by side:
Starting out - Find your balance:
Lift your toes up so you are balancing on your wheels.
Practice this until you feel comfortable balancing on the wheels.
Lean forward slightly and push off with your back foot.
Keep your weight on your leading wheel.
Bring your back foot directly behind the front one, keep your legs straight and glide on both wheels.
·To wheel faster, walk or run in to the wheeling motion.