My squire is unbearably slow running around, even with more player speed stat than a friend's monk I am not able to keep up. On my monk, huntress, or apprentice I feel just fine. Is the squire slow, or is there something else going on perhaps?
Different characters have different base speeds. You can temporarily increase your speed with Blood Rage, but as far as speed goes, you are at a permanent disadvantage compared to the other classes.