Trends: Heelys Create Heeling Craze

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By Julia Crowley First Coast News JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Jamie Denisco like many children prefers to roll instead of walk.
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Shannon Lewis

Orange Park, FL

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Jul 31, 2007
 
Julia,
I just watched your broadcast about the Heely Shoes that kids are wearing now, on the 7:00 pm news edition. It was a cute lighthearted piece, however my concern is that it was too lighthearted. Sure you and the Heely company acknowledge that safety gear should be worn, but even the little girl in your news piece did not have on any kind of safety equipment. Also I don't wear safety gear when I try to shop in Cosco's, Wal-mart, Winn Dixie,the mall, etc. where I am literally always trying to avoid running into these Heely kids as they glide down isles while their parents are looking or conveniently ignoring them. Cynthia Daniels states "Parents need to realize it is a wheeled sporting activity," and "When their kids are skating on the shoes they need to set limits and make sure they've been taught how to use them safely." I agree with her however parents and most kids I see do not look at these shoes as a wheeled sporting activity, they just look at them as a way to glide across any slick surface regardless of whose in the way or who may be coming out of an isle. I have been in many stores where I was afraid they were going to run into isle shelves and they don't just glide across to get to where they are going they do it back and forth, over and over again. What about my safety or my child's safety. We are not outside nor did we choose to go to a wheeled sporting activity, yet when we venture to stores or the mall our safety is put at risk. I am curious as to what Cynthia Daniels has to say about kids and Heelys inside places such at the mall, wal-mart, winn dixie, etc. It would be nice to see a follow upand/or find out the store policies on Heelys. I am very afraid that using these shoes in places like I have mention are going to cause someone some harm, not to mention the liability of the parents and the stores. Thank you for your time.
William Tippins

Jacksonville, FL

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Jun 25, 2014
 
In these times of kids being overweight and not getting away from electronics, heelys should be praised. It's a way for kids, and now adults (that's right, they make them in adult sizes now) to put exercise into their daily routines, while making them faster, less stressful, and much more fun. At this point, I think that all bans on heelys should be lifted. Let us have some fun to build up our self-esteem!

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