What It Is
Fun Slides Carpet Skates from Simtec (a division of PlaSmart) let kids slide and skate across the carpet. Like a pair of skates, the bottoms of the carpet slides feature an ultra smooth base with grippers on the front for traction when needed. To wear, place your heel against the back elastic strap then secure with the top strap so that it sits across the top of your foot. To start sliding/skating, simply push off like you would on a pair of ice skates, moving from foot to foot.
Why It’s Fun
If you've ever slide around the kitchen floor in your socks, these fun slides mimic that same feel. What we like about these though is that unlike actual skates, no balancing skills are required. Although you can still slip and slide in the wrong direction. We don't think it completely mimics the feel of actual skating since when you push off you can't go nearly as far, it can still be a lot of fun.
Who It’s For
Fun Slides Carpet Slides are for ages 6 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Wear flat bottom rubber-soled shoes such as sneakers for best use.
Fun Slides work best on low pile carpet and sliding with the carpet grain. The faster you skate, the easier it is to glide. The skates do not work on tile floors.
The skates are advertised as one size fits all, but we've found that they work best for kids.