Inline Speed Skating has experienced solid growth in recent years. As skill and ability improve, avid skaters seek faster and high peformance inline skates. Speed skates work best when used by experienced skaters for use in skating inline marathons, or skating long distances. Inline race boots have a lower cut profile up top around the ankle. This profile is much lower than a recreational or cross-training inline skate and feels a lot different if not having skated before. This allows for more range of motion and the ability to get more on the edges of the wheels. The boots are designed to fit snug to capture as much power transfer as possible. Heat molding is likely needed once you are confident you have the right size. Inline speed boots can be custom molded to your foot shape so that all energy can be captured in a snug and comfortable fashion to transfer to your wheels.