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Heelys Street Lo Girls' Roller Shoes
The thing about Heelys was you were either a total expert or a total spaz and the in-between phase of learning to figure out these guys was both epic and life-threatening. The idea is to lean back with one foot ahead of the other and glide down smooth surfaces. However there were several initial problems that would arise.
The first, the typical "I-leaned-too-far-back-and-just-busted-my-butt-trying-to-look-cool-down-the-hallway." Example looks like this.
The second, the also common FACE PLANT. Example looks like this.
The third, the how-the-hell-do-these work??! Example looks like this.
The cool, suave middle school Heely masters aspired to look like her. [You go Heely chick!] These were the elite blanaced kids. Heelys took going to the mall to another level. You think your just walkin' around the mall? Not if you have a fresh pair of HEEELYS!!!!! You can roam the mall like this:
clip from YouTube "Heelying at the mall"
God I loved Heelys, but I was such a spaz to begin with usually would wobble into a face-plant. But I did improve and then I just got too old to wear them. It was fun while it lasted and I wish I could just still age-appropriately wheel around, but unfortunately I can't though I am very jealous of those mall kids!