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Ask The Fashion Police: Should a 21-year-old wear Heelys?

From our Formspring page:

Q. I am 21 years old. What do you think about wearing Heelys shoes (the shoes with wheels on the bottom)? Are they acceptable on a non-work day?

A. We must admit, we were a little puzzled by this one. Why would an adult WANT to wear Heelys, we wondered? If it’s because you think it might be fun to zoom around on wheels, well, they make rollerblades for that, and we bet they’re more fun than a pair of Heelys (although we’ve never actually put this theory to the test), without making you look like you’re dressed as a toddler. If, on the other hand, it’s simply that you like the look of them, again, there are lots of sneakers out there for adults, and they won’t make you look like a toddler either.

Heelys, on the other hand? Will make you look like you’re dressed as a toddler.  If you’re OK with that, then we’re OK with that too: we’re not a REAL police force after all. (And our opinion on Heelys is quite possibly clouded by the number of  times we’ve been almost knocked over by kids wearing the things in the supermarket.)

What do our readers think, though? What would you think if you saw an adult in Heelys? Maybe you wear them yourself? Do share…

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