Choose Footwear that's Both Fashionable and Fun with Girls' Heelys
Many children enjoy rolling around on Heelys shoes, and there's no reason for girls to be left out of the action. Girls' Heelys of all sizes, styles and colours can be found in just minutes on eBay in either new or used condition.What characterises Heelys and how do they work?
Heelys are a special type of shoe that falls halfway between a trainer and a roller skates. The toe is constructed like a standard shoe, but the heel has a wheel built into it to allow the wearer to slide across the ground by leaning backwards and letting their momentum carry them forward. Most people can still walk when wearing them by keeping their weight on their toes, but if you're having trouble or want to use the shoe like normal footwear, you can remove the wheel and walk on the sole without it.Are there different kinds of Heelys?
Yes, aside from the innumerable style variations that these shoes have been made in over the years, there are also the following four main functional variations:
- Single-Wheeled: These Heelys have only one wheel located in the heel. Of the two-wheel configurations, this one is the standard and allows the quickest and most agile movement, but it can be tricky to balance on if you aren't used to using Heelys.
- Two-Wheeled: These Heelys add an extra wheel to the heel just in front of the first one. This gives the wearer more room to balance and makes the shoes easier for beginners to wear. They can also be converted into a single-wheeled set by removing the front wheel at any time.
- Premium Lights: These shoes are fitted with strips of lights along the sole that can be illuminated by pressing a button on the tongue. They are battery-operated and can be recharged.
- Dual Up: These versions use a combination of elastic laces and a power strap to ensure secure closure without traditional laces. They are perfect for young children, those with physical handicaps or motor difficulties, or anyone who just prefers not to have to tie up their shoes each time they put them on.
There is no functional difference between girls' Heelys and boys' Heelys; it's purely a cosmetic matter. The ones that are labelled as being for girls usually feature bright, feminine colours like pink and purple and may also include extra decorative touches, like rainbow-coloured laces or metallic accents. If you or the girl for whom you are buying these shoes would prefer a more masculine style, there's nothing stopping you from choosing boys' Heelys instead.Content provided for informational purposes only. eBay is not affiliated with or endorsed by Heelys.