New for 2021 Bauer Hockey is introducing the Bauer Vapor 3X Pro Ice Hockey Skates! With key improvements made to nearly every part of the skates, Bauer looks to offer high end performance every time you step onto the ice!
Starting with the build of the Vapor 3X Pro Hockey Skates, the quarter package is built with Bauer’s Injected flex system. Rather than going with a highly stiff boot, this design allows for a very slight amount of flex within the boot, allowing it to conform to the natural shape of your foot, which helps with overall performance and comfort! This design is constructed out of Bauer’s 3-D lasted Carbon Curv Composite material and Comfort Edge padding within the boot. This setup provides a familiar snug, close to the foot feel. Additionally, it is incredibly lightweight and durable as well, thanks to the Curv Composite material. The X-Rib pattern on the back of the skates helps lock the heel into place for quicker crossovers and tighter turns!
Going hand in hand with the Carbon Curv boot construction, Bauer is using a classic pro stock 48oz felt tongue with injected inserts. This design provides players with improved forward flex meaning more range of motion during skating strides. This tongue also excels in comfort and protection from lace bite, blocked shots, and stick checks.
Staying true to the asymmetrical concept seen within the Vapor line, the Vapor 3X Pro Hockey Skates take it a step further with the introduction of their new asymmetrical toe cap and box! With feedback using the profile of player scans, Bauer has optimized this new design to enhance your push-off power, helping increase top-end speed! Compared to its predecessor, this new toe cap and box is a touch shorter in height and longer in length.
Moving to the interior of the Vapor 3X Pro Hockey Skates, they feature Bauer’s Hydrolite liner. This liner is specifically designed to keep players feet dry and comfortable, as well as locked into place during gameplay thanks to the lock fit footbed. Paired with the Hydrolite liner are the Aerofoam+ memory foam pads within the ankles of the boot. This all-new foam delivers premium thermoformability, enhanced comfort and durability, and an improved fit!
The lower half of the Vapor 3X Pro Hockey Skates feature Bauer’s tried-and-true LightSpeed EDGE holders. These holders are three millimeters taller than older model LightSpeed holders allowing players to get lower on their turns. Paired with the LightSpeed EDGE holders are the new LS Pulse stainless steel runners! These runners will have a 10ft turning radius.
If you are an elite-level player looking for a lightweight skate with premium protection, look no further than the all new Bauer Vapor 3X Pro Ice Hockey Skates!