Roller shoes are a fun, athletic footwear concept conceived by the Heelys company, and basically consist of a padded sneaker with durable plastic wheels embedded in the heels. Enjoyable as it is to roll with these shoes, users can also simply remove the wheels to use them as a standard walking shoe. All prices quoted in this article are accurate as of July 2011.
Retail shoe outlet Shoebacca sells close to 40 different styles of Heelys roller shoes, ranging in price from $50 to $60. For $50, shoppers can choose from models such as the Heelys Fray, which has low profile wheels with ABEC-1 bearings and a mildly frayed upper for a worn look, or the Heelys Karma with a crisp canvas upper which comes in navy blue or black and pink. For $60, one can choose from the Heelys Camo Bones roller shoe with grey-and-black camouflage and a skull-and-crossbones, or the Heelys Double Threat with a multi-textured synthetic leather upper, which comes in a grey/black/orange combination. Shipping for all orders and returns is free.
Journeys sells six different styles of Heelys roller shoes, most of them for men. Prices for all six roller shoe styles sold through Journeys are set at $65. The men's Heelys Caution roller shoe possesses a multi-textured synthetic leather upper which comes in grey/white, and also comes in grey/black with a split suede, synthetic leather and synthetic nubuck upper. The women's Caution roller shoe comes in a black/pink/blue combination. Other styles sold through Journeys include the Heelys No Bones in black or black/white. Orders worth $75 or more receive free ground shipping.
Shoppers looking for Heelys roller shoes specifically for kids can find a limited kids-only selection at JC Penney. Boys can choose from the Heelys Stingray with Velcro straps in black/grey/yellow, or the Heelys Jazzy Boys, a canvas roller shoe in black and white that closely resembles a Converse All-Star shoe. Girls can choose from the similarly styled Heelys Jazzy Girls shoe in black/white/pink, or the shiny purple Heelys Sassy Girls roller shoe, with pearlized synthetic leather adorned with gingham and glitter. Prices for roller shoes through JC Penney range from $45 to $55. JC Penney offers free shipping on orders of at least $70.