Razor Jetts Heel Wheels
Every year a few new crazes run through the schools and the new “must have” items end up on the wishlist of our kids. You only have to walk through the school hallways, go to the park or even walk down the street to see kids zipping by with some type of wheeled shoes. We wanted to take a look at the strap on heel wheels called Razor Jetts.
Our youngest daughter has been asking for Heelys for a while but we haven’t bought them for her as they are quite pricey. Add the fact that she is still growing, we did not want to fork out that much money for shoes that she would only be able to wear for one season. Once we saw these alternative to Heelys we thought we would check them out. The best thing we saw about these strap on wheels, is that she would be able to use them for a lot longer and for a lot cheaper.
Razor Jetts target children in their advertising, obviously, but of course we want to look at them from a parent’s perspective. If we compare them directly against other shoes that have wheels built in there are some benefits, but real differences.
- The wheels strap on securely instead of being built in
- There are 2 wheels instead of 1 per shoe for increased stability
- They can be removed to enable proper walking and running which is not an option with built in wheels
- They generate sparks when pressing down on the heel on cement, but the spark pads can be easily removed
Razor Jetts Specifications:
- The Recommended Max Rider Weight is 176 lb
- Age rating is 8+
- Available in an assortment of Colours and some specialty themes
- They are quite light at 1.21 lbs. So, they can be easily taken anywhere.
- They fit shoe sizes from youth 12 through adult 12 (US sizes)
- Quick click frame
- Quick hook and loop strap system allows you to put them on quickly
- Great low price starting at around $25 (USD) (November 2017)
- Buy new or used on Amazon for quick, easy shopping
Something else that is great about them is there is no assembly required. They are ready to go out of the box!This is great because who has time when you have kids to try and figure out how to put these things together!
The wheels are a proprietary 50 mm urethane wheel with sealed bearings. So they shouldn’t rust. Just be sure that if they do get wet to let them dry properly so that they last longer.
The frame is made from a heavy-duty polymer. So it is a strong, stable frame that should last for a long time (if properly used). The frame features what they call a “quick click” frame with hook and loop strap. This allows them to be very quickly put on or removed by even the kids themselves. This I find to be one of the best features as a parent. If there is something that they can do themselves and it will entertain them for hours, it is perfect! When your kids are ready to go they just step in, strap down and take off.
The strapping allows easy adjustment for different shoe sizes. This is a terrific benefit since as every parent knows, kids tend to outgrow their shoes FAST.
Razor Jetts Safety
Of course safety is a priority at theparanoidparents.com so we have a few tips for that as well. Any time your kids are on wheels they need extra protection from the increased speed and reduced control inherent with wheels. We recommend a helmet, kneepads, and elbow pads at a minimum, and gloves would also be a great idea. Razor also provides these safety items here on Amazon.
Razor as a company has a lot of experience building quality equipment with wheels. It is clear from when you first strap them on that they are not cheap toys but they are quality heel wheels.
Where to buy Razor Jetts
If you are shopping online for Razor Jets, Amazon carries them and offers free shipping. There are several other online vendors but I have always been extremely happy with the level of service provided by Amazon.
Final Verdict: Razor Jetts Heel Wheels
With adequate protection we feel like these are a great alternative, decently priced, easy to use and adjustable. If your offspring is begging for some shoes with wheels these are a great choice.
– The Paranoid Parents
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