I end up buying a nice pair of skates each summer for some long distance speed skating but I end up wearing out the frames so I bought a super nice very high quality skates. these are actually REAL speed skate. 5 over sized wheels per skate and they have a pump sysytem just like the old rebocks. I just took them out for the first time and they were great! I did bout 20 miles ish. I cant wait to go again! Just had to share my excitment.