Heely shoes – for adults too

Heely shoes from bewild.comYou’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.