The Bauer Vapor 1X Skate's 3D lasted Curv™ composite quarter package offers the highest level of rigidity and stability around. The updated X-rib design, which looks identical to the OD1N skate, helps to shed weight while improving support, just like the new Curv™ composite ankle support. This new Curv™ insert not only helps to make the skate lighter but it allows the skate to form even better around the foot than the previous plastic insert. Both of these updates and the Aluminized finish of the Curv™ composite are products of the game-changing OD1N Concept Project.
The liner of the Vapor 1X skate introduces exciting new technology to Bauer's skate line as well. The 37.5™ Polyester Liner embeds microparticles into the fabric that utilize a player's body heat to evaporate sweat five times quicker than traditional materials. This not only keeps feet dry during the game, but it helps to prevent water soaking into the liner and adding weight, which can be monumentum-swinging near the end of a game. The revolutionary Speed Plate footbed enhances stability, balance and energy transfer like never before. This thermoformable footbed shapes to a player's foot and arch; therefor providing strategic support for the foot, eliminating negative space internally and provides unparalleled heel-lock with a custom shaped heel cup.
The Vapor 1X's hybrid-style tongue minimizes weight by incorporating Curv™ composite into the metatarsal guard, yet it still maintains a traditional fit and feel with its thick white felt construction. The updated Injected Stability Lacing System wraps over the top of the foot better for a better overall fit that does not sacrifice forward flex. The 4th and 5th eyelet (from the top of the boot) utilize a t-shape opening design for supple lace-lock, keeping skates consistently tight throughout an entire game.
The Tuuk Edge Holders show off Bauer's new premier steel, the LS4's. These premium-grade steel runners sit at a pro-preferred height for maximum strength and durability.