111. Bright Idea: Heelys December 30, 2006Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Plaything, Product.
I routinely see pre-teens gliding along in Target and malls. Watch this 13-second clip below to see what I mean:
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Heelys, where the wheel is built into the heel of the shoe. It looks like fun, and I have wondered about buying some for myself, but I only see kids ages 7-12 using them. They may not come in my size (and even if they did, I would worry about looking like a dork). Read about them here; buy them HERE.
I once saw the story of this idea being born on the terrific (but canceled) tv show, Invent This!.
Then I saw these today (at the KY Flea Market Expo): StreetGliders. Simply strap these wheels on to your current shoes.
I was tempted to buy a pair, but my wife talked me out of it. Curses! I continue to plod along like a boring biped.