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The Vapor X500 LE Black Skate is the latest model to get Bauer's Limited Edition treatment. It's the same Vapor X500 you know and love, with an all black exterior, black liner, and black holders. This look goes a step further with inset red details and red accents on the logo and laces.
The Vapor family of skates continues to be the most popular family within Bauer's 3-fit platform. It features a standard v-fit profile which consists of a standard width through the toebox and forefoot with a low-volume, narrower fit in the heel and ankle.
The updated X-Rib pattern, that can be found throughout the Vapor line, was inspired by the OD1N concept skate. In addition to providing structural support to the skate, lab tests, designed to measure performance, showed that the X-rib pattern led to improvements in heel and ankle lock which resulted in quicker cross overs and tighter turns. This pattern is thermoformed into the sublimated tech nylon quarter construction of the X500 LE and also offers a jump start on a great fit, the balance of which can be achieved from heat molding the skate to the shape of your foot.
The X500 LE uses a hydrophobic microfiber liner, which is both comfortable and helps to reduce drying time between ice times. The 2-piece felt design of the tongue features comfortable 40 oz felt and includes a high-density foam metatarsal guard that provides extra support and protection.
The boot sits atop a clear injected TPU outsole, which is a commonly used material for which to mount the Tuuk Lightspeed Edge holder. This holder design provides an added three millimeters of height, in comparison to the Tuuk Lightspeed 2 holder which allows the skater to get lower to the ice for sharper, tighter turns without “bottoming out” or in other words a greater angle of attack. The other huge benefit of this holder is the ability to change the runners in seconds with the pull of a trigger. Carrying an extra set of sharpened steel in your bag makes good sense, given the ease of which these can now be changed. The X500 LE comes with the Tuuk EDGE Super Stainless Steel, sometimes referred to as S EDGE Stainless, runner.
In its class, you will find a lightweight skate with great lateral support at a value price in the Vapor X500 LE from Bauer. Check yours out today!
|Player Profile||Designed for agility, superb heel and ankle lock allows for quicker cross overs and tighter turns. Ideal for the fastest of players.|
|Fit Profile||Anatomical - snug|
|Quarter Package||Sublimated tech nylon with OD1N-inspired thermoformed X-rib pattern|
|Heel Support||Patented pro-integrated, anatomical heel/ankle support|
|Ankle Padding||Anaform foam|
|Tendon Guard||Stiff flex|
|Lining Material||Hydrophobic microfiber|
|Tongue||Anatomical, 2-piece 40oz felt, with robust HD foam metatarsal padding|
|Footbed||Molded comfort EVA foam with integrated heel support|
|Outsole||Clear injected TPU|
|Blade Holder||Black TUUK Lightspeed EDGE|
|Runner||TUUK EDGE Super stainless steel|
Skate Weights are determined using a size 8.0 regular width senior skate, a size 3.0 regular width junior skate, or a 11.0 regular width youth skate.
Bauer Skate Sizing Chart - Junior
|US Shoe Size||2.0||2.5||3.0||3.5||4.0||4.5||5.0||5.5||6.0||6.5|
|EUR Shoe Size||33.5||34.0||35.0||35.5||36.0||36.5||37.5||38.0||38.5||39.0|
|UK Shoe Size||1.5||2.0||2.5||3.0||3.5||4.0||4.5||5.0||5.5||6.0|
Actual Shoe Size as determined by a Branock Shoe Sizing Device. Size information listed, is directly from the manufacturer.
bought these skates and recommended to players I coach. 4 pairs to date -4 totally happy skatersReview by Dave (Posted on 3/2/2017)
ordering another pair today
My 8 yr old travel player got these a few months ago and loves them. The color scheme is so sharp! He likes the fitted boot, says it was pretty stiff for a while even after baked, but feel great now. He's an aggressive skater and says he really likes the feel of the skate during tight turns. He's hard on gear and it's held up well so far.Review by Tiarra (Posted on 12/21/2016)
Right skate holder broke (poor design plastic holder holding medal blade) still under warranty tried to work with hockeymonkey to reimburse part and a local hockey shop would provide free labor..... i guess thats why you shop locally.Review by Poor customer service (Posted on 10/24/2016)
The Skate Boot is covered against defects in manufacturing and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase.
The Holder is covered against defects in manufacturing and workmanship for a period of 365 days from the date of purchase.
The Runner is covered against defects in manufacturing and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase.