...to REALLY dislike those 'heelies' shoes or whatever they are called....
americantrish · 30/05/2007 13:45
me and ds were in town today and almost got 'skated' or rolled into several times!!
i just don't think they should be used in a very busy town centre during half-term!
DimpledThighs · 30/05/2007 13:46
tbh they are annoying but I would never get pissed off enough to start a thread about them.
Have a friend in A&E and he says there are loads of accidents because of these so refuse to let my children have them.
alos I saw someone on them unintentionally scare an old lady.
americantrish · 30/05/2007 13:52
oh no, by NO means do i NOT mind them in places where it is safe for children to use them...but on a busy sidewalk or busy shooping centre, i don't think it's appropiate to be zooming about, knocking into people..... there's definitely a place and time to use them.
Chopster · 30/05/2007 14:03
I really hate them. They aren't even as obvious as roller skates, so all of a sudden a kid just glides towards you.
dd loves the look of them, but there is no way she is getting them. They can't be good for the foot, trying to skate at that angle. Because they look like shoes people seem to think it is fine to take their kids wherever whilst wearing them. Whatever is wrong with proper skates?!
Mind you I hate seing scooters everywhere too. I'm always shocked at the number of people allowing primary aged school children to scoot to school alongside busy roads. Mine have them, but only for use at the park.
Eleusis · 30/05/2007 14:47
I think it is more to do with the ediquette of where they should not be worn. At my local Tesco kids who can barely stand in them go wizzing by and nok over snall children. That is out of order. If they want to wear them at the skateboard park, I have no problem with that.
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