You’ve seen the kids speeding around in the shoes with the wheels in the heels. They always look so cool and make it seem so easy. I’ve wanted a pair forever. It turns out they even have adult sizes. Finally, inspired by my co-worker Cher, I got myself a pair from BeWild.com (a quick scan through their site shows a number of different sizes available ranging in size up to Adult size 10), and they came today.
It’s harder than I thought to get the balance right on them. I tried Cher’s pair on when we were in El Portal a few weeks ago, and it took me about 5 minutes before I fell and skinned my knee. Still, after that experience and a day of rolling awkwardly around the office (my boss thinks Heely Fridays are a great idea and my boss’ boss has given a thumbs up too) I’m starting to feel pretty comfortable. I’ve even started to experiment with turning. I’ve got a ways to go before I look ‘cool’, but I’m not sure that is the point anyway.
Tom tells me that if I fall over backward and hurt myself I’m going to be in a world of trouble from him. Rightfully so. My back sort of tweaks just thinking about it. Still, I figure I’m going to keep scrambling talus, and I may as well roll around when I can.