In case you didn’t get the memo, skate culture is in! Kids all over the world are donning their best skates in all different shapes and sizes and hitting the streets. Back to the Future predicted that hoverboards were going to be a big trend however, it didn’t warn us that kids of all ages would want to partake in the trend. Brands like Heelys have made it accessible to kids as young as four!
For christmas, some of CeCe’s closest friends asked for some sort of item associated with skating. One was a skateboard and the other a swegway ( look it up! ). Myself and the other parents were stumped on where to get these somewhat obscure items from. The delight we all felt upon discovering Skate.co.uk was unexplainable. The family owned business has been going strong since 2007 when they started off just selling Heelys.
Heelys are a shoe type with removable wheels embedded on the sole. They are a fun and revolutionary way to get around. Kids nowadays are obsessed with them – mine included. Skates.co.uk are the only place I’ve come across that sells a wide range of these shoe from high top variations to one wheels or two wheels. In addition to the shoes, they sell everything from shoe laces, spare wheels and tools you need as well as a Heelys bag.
As a fashion loving mummy, I feared that spending almost £50 on a pair of shoes that she can’t always wear would be ludicrous – but I was wrong. We’ve managed to get a lot of wear out of them. The black and pink pair make style an easy task. They can be worn with jeans, skirt or whatever you wish.
Like any parent, I was worried about injuries that may come as a result of wearing Heelys – so far so good. When not in skate mode, the waffle grip keeps the trainers planted to the floor.
I really like the fact that on Skate.co.uk, shoppers are able to shop by recommended age, size or even type. Heels are recommended for ages 4+ so size start from UK 11 which is EU29 (correct me if I’m wrong)