The two-wheeled skates from Hy-Pro can be easily attached to children’s shoes and adjusted to any size. The Gliders have a rear breaking system and LED wheels that light up as the wheels move. The innovative design of ‘wheels on heels’ led to the Street Gliders becoming a street sensation and seeing strong sales since being launched in 2003. This recent resurgence of interest illustrates the longevity of the wheeled phenomenon. Hy-Pro is taking action to defend this intellectual property from possible imitation or replica.
Building on the success of the Street Gliders, Hy-Pro is currently developing a pro version launching Spring/Summer 2014.
Simon Pickavance, Hy-Pro’s commercial director, commented: “The new pro version of the Glider will help develop sales further for our partners and will deliver a whole new age group into the craze of wheels for your heels. The Pro Glider is set to capture some of the more aggressive trends in wheeled sports and will deliver on the street and in the skate parks.”
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