Shoes with Wheels! Would you want to try them?

  1. Tonight at the grocery store, this young kid sailed past me down one of the aisles (rows?) wearing a pair of shoes with little wheels in the bottom. And it got me thinking.....what if??? The kid was really in control with these shoes on, stopping, starting, turning, etc. And when she had to help her mom push the cart out to the lot, just popped the little wheels back into the bottom of the shoes, and they were like regular shoes again. Just for laughs, anyone actually seen nurse try to wear these in the hospital? Would you ever want to try them? Could you imagine how much easier it could be on your knees? Do you think it would actually be allowed? LOL, it makes me laugh to just think about zipping up and down the halls from the nursing station with one push off. :roll
    Last edit by S.T.A.C.E.Y on Jan 9, '07 : Reason: OOPS! Title Should Read Shoes!!
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  2. 38 Comments

  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Boy that title had me thrown for a second there.

    I've had more than one kid zip out in front of my grocery cart.

    I don't think wheeled shoes would make work for me any easier.
  4. by   PANurseRN1
    Dear God, don't give admin. any ideas!
  5. by   kharing
    Quote from S.T.A.C.E.Y
    OOPS! Title Should Read Shoes!! Tonight at the grocery store, this young kid sailed past me down one of the aisles (rows?) wearing a pair of shoes with little wheels in the bottom. And it got me thinking.....what if??? The kid was really in control with these shoes on, stopping, starting, turning, etc. And when she had to help her mom push the cart out to the lot, just popped the little wheels back into the bottom of the shoes, and they were like regular shoes again. Just for laughs, anyone actually seen nurse try to wear these in the hospital? Would you ever want to try them? Could you imagine how much easier it could be on your knees? Do you think it would actually be allowed? LOL, it makes me laugh to just think about zipping up and down the halls from the nursing station with one push off. :roll
    Doubt those wheeled sneakers would be allowed. Think about how you would fair on a freshly mopped floor. Those sneakers don't have stoppers like the old school rollerskates!! I think if you are worried about your knees, ZCoils would be a safer alternative.
  6. by   Katnip
    I see more and more signs in stores that say kids can't skate with them in the store.

    Plus I read somewhere a few months back that these shoes are causing injuries in kids.

    I personally think they look kind of stupid.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    One of our ortho docs calls them "a change of pace" from the usual reasons kids get hurt.
  8. by   GPatty
    I think they are adorable, and would get a pair for myself (but probably be too chicken to wear them to work!) LOL!
    But then again, I rollerblade in the summer months too!
  9. by   P_RN
    I skate well too, but I don't think the hospital is exactly the place to go tooling around on wheels. Can't you see having to push a code cart? Push-you go backwards, push again, you go further backwards.
  10. by   GPatty
    LOL! Wouldn't that be a sight?
  11. by   PANurseRN1
    Can you imagine all the Wokman's Comp. claims this would generate?
  12. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Quote from P_RN
    I skate well too, but I don't think the hospital is exactly the place to go tooling around on wheels. Can't you see having to push a code cart? Push-you go backwards, push again, you go further backwards.
    Well that was my first thought when I saw them.....then the kid just clicked the wheels back into this little hidden pocket, and they were like regular shoes again.

    Anyways, I know that they would never actually be accepted in a hospital setting, but just the thought of wearing them gave me a little giggle.
  13. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from kharing
    Doubt those wheeled sneakers would be allowed. Think about how you would fair on a freshly mopped floor. Those sneakers don't have stoppers like the old school rollerskates!!
    Given that some moron of a single parent brought her three children into the ER - all three wearing said skate shoes - and let them skate, scream and fall all over the place, I don't think much of them. Of course the three kids were the patients, and were healthy enough to annoy the heck out of the rest of us.
  14. by   Mulan
    do they come with training wheels?

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