Every year a few new crazes run through the schools and the new “must have” items end up on the wishlist of our kids. It only takes a few seconds in a school hallway to see kids zipping by with some type of wheeled shoes. We wanted to take a look at the strap on
Every year a few new crazes run through the schools and the new “must have” items end up on the wishlist of our kids. It only takes a few seconds in a school hallway 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 never got around to picking some up for her. Once we saw these alternative to Heelys we thought we would check them out.
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 difference.
- 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 Colors are Green and Purple
- They are quite light at 1.21 lbs
- They fit shoe sizes from youth 12 through adult 12 (US sizes)
Something else that is great about them is there is no assembly required so they are ready to go out of the box.
The frame is made from a heavy-duty polymer. The frame features what they call a “quick click” frame with hook and loop strap. This allows they to be very quickly put on or removed.
The wheels are a proprietary 50 mm urethane wheel with sealed bearings.
When your kids are ready to just 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 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, rugged, and adjustable. If your offspring are begging for some shoes with wheels these are a great choice.
– The Paranoid Parents
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