Speed skates offer a skating experience with the biggest wheel size and longest wheel base. These skates are best suited to the long distance skater looking for a skate that is efficient when it comes to maintaining top speeds. Speed skates offer a very rhythmic skating experience where each stride is exaggerated to its furthest point in order to cover as much ground as possible.The long wheel base offers skaters a stable base and a feeling of balance when leaning forward and backwards. While the length of frame and wheel size make these skates easy to cover alot of ground in they are not ideal for maneuverability in tight spaces. Speed skates are best suited to predictable situations where maintaining a consistent flow is the most effective way to quickly and safely cover a large amount of space.