Once upon a time I believed 29 going on to be too old for such frippery as Heelys. I abandoned my first pair upon leaving Japan at 24, believing that Shanghai lacked pavement suitable for wheeling. It did, so I didn’t miss them too much, but now, back in the US and attempting to avoid the automobile, the appeal of shoes w/ wheels in the heels is impossible to avoid, and I search the internets for options.
In short, there are none. I found one cool white/lime green pair, but unavailable in my size. A brown/tan one likewise. Most Heelys are black/gray and have huge horrid graphics on them, thus undermining their very purpose: James Bond-style getaways.
Yes. The point of shoes with a wheel in the heel is NOT to broadcast the fact, but to hide it until it is needed. The point is to blend in with pedestrians. The main advantage of Heelys is the lack of extra crap to carry. This is why Heelys beat skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, bicycles, cars, motorcycles, unicycles, tricycles, and four-wheelers. When you get to where you’re rolling, you just walk in. No sitting down, parking, packing up, unlacing, locking to a tree, or any of that. Simply slow down and walk out of your wheel, and bam, you’ve arrived.
I miss my Heelys. Links to any Mens 10 Heelys in a non-black non-obvious color combination greatly appreciated.