Put their style in motion with the new Racer 20 Mid Skate Shoe from Heelys! Perfect for footraces and impromptu skate sessions, the Racer 20 Mid Skate Shoe features nylon canvas uppers with breathable textile lining, screen-printed flame logo graphics, and removable low-profile wheels with ABEC 5 bearings for a smooth ride. Available exclusively at Journeys Kidz!
- Sturdy nylon canvas upper
- Padded tongue and collar for added support and comfort
- Lace closure offers a secure fit
- Cushioned footbed for a comfortable ride
- Low-profile wheels with ABEC 5 bearings
- Durable rubber outsole provides traction and stability
Heelys, the shoes with wheels in the heels, allow you to walk, run, and switch to a roll at any moment. Heelys were first invented by Roger Adams in 2000 while he was on vacation in Huntington Beach, CA. While watching kids skate up and down the streets on their inline skates, Adams thought of the idea of a shoe that could roll on command by just shifting your body weight from the front of your feet to your heels. He quickly got to work in his garage, cutting out the heels of a pair of Nike running shoes, running rods through each heel, and using one of the wheel bearings that come on a skateboard. The original pair of Heelys needed some work, but when they eventually rolled into shoe stores, they sold out in a matter of minutes. Since then, Heelys has gone on to sell millions of pairs of shoes in more than 70 countries, allowing kids and adults to discreetly skate in malls, indoor and outdoor parking lots, or pretty much anywhere with a stretch of concrete they can find.