The Paws of the Cheetah, also known as the Boots of Speed in BG and BGII are a pair of boots that increase the movement speed of the wearer, making these boots excellent for scouts, avoiding slowing effects and those involved in hand-to-hand combat. When these boots are worn with Edventar's Gift also equipped, the boots will not increase the speed to the wearer.
Boots of Speed: 'The Paws of the Cheetah'. These enchanted boots were once the property of a deadly assassin fond of chasing down prey. He moved with such speed that his target often didn't have the opportunity to respond, even on horseback. Over time the assassin's fame spread, and though his name was never known, all knew to fear the last words heard by his victims: you can hide, but you cannot run!.