I know that I am not the only one that feels this way. I hate Heelys with the fire of a thousand suns. For those of you lucky enough to have avoided an encounter with the Devil's playthings, Heelys are "shoes" for children that have a wheel in the heel that can be clicked out for a skating-like sensation.
How do I hate Heelys, let me count the ways.
*Heely wearers are always children, and these children are (almost)always wheeling about a public place with no supervision.
*When Heely wearers are "supervised," the parents are blissfully ignorant to the fact that their child is putting themselves and others in harms way.
*Heely wearers often wheel directly into people and don't so much as acknowledge the collision.
*Heely wearers have to run to get speed enough to wheel effectively. This running is not done outside, but often in a store with hard floors (Costco, Target, the freaking Post Office, etc.).
*Parents of Heely wearers look like the type of people that would hold a city council meeting about "those damn teenagers skateboarding at the park at night," yet they see no problem letting their child wheel about willy-nilly.
*Heely wearers have to walk differently because of the wheel in the heel, and therefore are likely doing damage to their feet and spines.
Please, don't buy Heelys. Don't buy them for your children, or for your nieces and nephews. Don't even buy them for sworn enemies. Let this "trend" die a quick and silent death.