this game was almost universal. i think it was for kids who had outgrown skelly. basically it involved throwing heels at lines on sidewalk boxes versus other players. now that i think about it, heels had lots of the feel of shuffleboard with tossed of slid heels. the rules – now mostly forgotten by me – could get quite complicated. things like heavy heel with tacks embedded in the bottom for sliding, ladies’ high heel heels to avoid being hit, giant heels to avoid being covered, and all kinds of variations. we would be trying to get all kinds of heels from shoemakers – without paying of course. i’m sure others can supply lots more than i have. as i said, it was so universal in our turf that i had no idea until college how local it was.
Morty, Could you elaborate a bit about this game. We never heard of it.
In my neighborhood (brooklyn and lefferts, in brooklyn) we played a game called heels. it was quite sophisticated and required a large collection of all kinds of heels, including some we doctored up. i have realized over the years, even though this game was quite sophisticated, it was very local. anyone else?