New for 2017 is the highly-anticipated Vapor 1X Skate (2017 Model) from Bauer. Three of the main features, which we will go into more detail below, are the following:
- FLEX-LOCK PRO Tongue (locked fit with forward flex, added protection)
- LOCK-FIT PRO Liner (keeps feet dry, locked in place)
- LOCK-FIT PRO Facing (keeps you locked into the boot)
Looking at the features of the Vapor 1X Skate, we start with the Quarter Package, which is designed with a 3-D lasted Curv Composite upper (with X-rib pattern), and also features Comfort Edge padding. As mentioned above, the FLEX-LOCK PRO Tongue is all about fit, flex and protection. The tongue includes a slow-molding insert, which creates a locked fit with forward flex and added protection. Additionally, the LOCK-FIT PRO Liner helps your feet stay dry and locked in place, providing maximum agility and acceleration for the player. The last main feature, the LOCK-FIT PRO Facing, is a combination of additional lace lock and a softer flex composition (injected facing), creating a locked fit - so your last stride is as fast as your first!
Moving onto some other goodies built into the Vapor 1X Skate, the Heel features Curv Composite heel and ankle support, while the Ankle is built with lightweight memory foam ankle pads, providing the utmost of comfort for the skater. The skates come with the BAUER SPEED PLATE Footbed, allowing for a revolutionary customized fit for the entire foot. To round out the Vapor 1X Skate from Bauer, also included are:
- A full carbon composite Outsole with ventilation
- TUUK LIGHTSPEED EDGE Blade Holders
- TUUK LS4 stainless steel Runners
Bauer's internal product ratings: Support (10/10), Comfort (10/10), Weight (10/10) and Thermoformability (10/10).
Check out the Vapor 1X Skate (2017 Model) from Bauer today!