How to Use Heelys

Heelys are a special type of shoes. These shoes are designed very wide to accommodate the wheel that is placed in the sole of the shoe. You can skate instead of walking with these shoes. There is a special technique to using them and small children should be supervised and safe when wearing these shoes. The shoes are fun and very easy to use. Here is how you can use Hellys. Read on for more information.

Necessary Items:

  • Helmet
  • Knee Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Heelys


Step 1

Have your child wear a helmet and protective elbow pads and knee pads.

Step 2

There is a tool that comes with the Heelys shoe that will help remove the heel plug. Look to the rear of the shoe on the sole. Put the tool into the spot where the plug needs to be and press firmly. The plug will elevate to a position where you can now manually remove it.

Step 3

Store these plugs where you can find them. They are to be used when you don’t have wheels inside the holes in the shoe.

Step 4

A wheel goes into every hole.

Step 5

Firmly push the wheel into the shoe. You can either hit the wheel or step on it to help lock the axle and ensure the wheel is secure. Turn the wheel so check that it works and is installed.

Step 6

Put the shoes on.

Step 7

Walk on the shoes, toes first.

Step 8

Hold on to something to gain balance.

Step 9

Place your lead leg in front. It’s usually the same leg as the hand you write with.

Step 10

Shift the shoe by lifting the toes. This puts your weight on the wheels.

Step 11

Balance on the wheels. Propel yourself along at a steady pace.  Move in various ways to get the feel of moving around on wheels.

Step 12

You can stop yourself while in motion by planting your feet flat or but lifting the toes higher. This will take you off the wheels as well.

Step 13

You need to take the wheels out of the shoes after using them. Take the shoes off and put the sideways on the lap. Push down on the side of the wheel facing you. Then, press the wheel away from the surface of the shoe. Loosen the wheel and repeat at the other end of it. The wheel should come out totally.

Step 14

Put the heel plugs back into the shoe. Cover the holes where the wheels go. Fix them into position by snapping.

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