The Vapor legacy continues as the most popular family within Bauer's 3-fit platform with this Vapor X500 Youth skate. Its standard v-fit profile consists of a standard width through the toebox and forefoot with a low-volume, narrower fit in the heel and ankle. While the Vapor fit may not work for every foot type, those who do benefit from its fit characteristics often swear by its ?second skin? fit and feel.
The OD1N concept skate provided the inspiration behind the updated X-Rib pattern. Lab tests, designed to measure performance, showed improvements in heel and ankle lock which resulted in quicker cross overs and tighter turns. Additionally, this X-rib pattern adds structural support to the skate, and can be found throughout the Vapor line.
The Anaform ankle padding is contoured to the natural shape of your foot. Combine that with the heatmolding properties of the sublimated tech nylon quarter provide a 360 degree fit.
The Tuuk Lightspeed Pro Holder can be found mounted on the bottom of the Vapor X500 Youth boot, attached are the TUUK super stainless steel runners. The Form Fit tongue on the X500 Youth skate is a 2-piece, 30 oz, felt design, with an added metatarsal pad that provides comfort and protection. The Hydrophobic microfiber liner is lightweight, comfortable, and dries quickly, keeping your skates fresh, and helping to prolong the life of the boot.