Personal Transportation

Walk Wing gives you wheels while you trudge through your commute

In malls across America, kids are joyously sliding around at any opportunity using the Heelys at their feet. Any self-respecting adult wouldn’t dare strap a pair up, though, even if it means ignoring the obvious comfort and utility they would provide during daily commutes. While all sorts of choices exist for speedier commutes, people still want the versatility of being able to walk without lugging around an entire bike, for instance. This is where the Walk Wing comes in.

The Walk Wing are essentially Heelys for adults, featuring four retractable wheels: two up front and two in the back. Its ability to switch between the two modes gives people the option to take a walk if they want to or speed up if they’re in a hurry. An adjustable ankle and heel strap makes it simple to slip on, and multiple wheel caps in different colors and patterns let users personalize their set however they see fit. A custom backpack makes it easy to carry around when not in use, as well. A pair of Walk Wings goes for $99 and is expected to ship in Feburary 2016. The campaign is aiming for $50,000 by October 4th, 2015.

While the utility of the Walk Wing cannot be understated, they just don’t look cool enough to be taken seriously by those who it can benefit. They’re too big and bulky looking, killing any chance it has on getting onto the feet of the commute prone. While admittedly not as versatile, On Wheelz executes this idea so much more stylishly — something that ultimately wins out.

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