The Vapor X Shift Pro hockey skate has been specifically designed for Source for Sports and delivers tremendous value in an elite level skate. X Shift Pro features a ton of exclusive upgrades such as Tuuk LS3+ steel, Comfort Edge Padding, Bauer’s new asymmetrical toe cap, upgraded Recoil 48-ounce felt tongue and a Lock Fit liner.
Skate Fit Profile
Vapor continues to be the best option for skaters with a low fit profile. While not as tight across the forefoot as previous generation Vapors, the fit is definitely snugger than Supreme or Nexus.
Boot Construction/Stiffness/Level of Play
Designed for the pro inspired player, the X Shift Pro skate features Bauer’s 3D-lasted Fiber Composite material. This material is lightweight, thermal-forming, and gives plenty of heel support.
Comfort Edge Padding offers comfort and helps reduce bite from the top of the boot when performing aggressive turns.
The X Shift Pro skate features an upgraded Lock-Fit liner that also has additional upgraded wear patches. Along with Aero Foam memory foam this gives slipper-like comfort and translates into reduced break-in time.
Asymmetrical Toe Cap
One of the big upgrades featured on the new X Shift Pro skate is Bauer’s new asymmetrical toe cap. This low volume toe cap was built based on the data collected from over 25,000 scans from the Bauer 3D scanner. Reduced volume results in improved fit and translates to enhanced push off on every skate stride.
The upgraded Recoil tongue is a 48-ounce felt tongue with an exposed injected metatarsal guard. This tongue offers plenty of comfort, flex, and protection during every skate stride.
The X Shift Pro skate is equipped with Tuuk LS3+ Black steel. This is a high-premium, high-grade steel that has an added 3 millimeters of height for additional sharpening life and allows players to get into tighter turns and quicker movements. The LS3+ Black is an upgraded steel that is coated to provide increased sharpening life with improved edge bite. This allows skaters drop to a shallower hollow to take advantage of increased glide while maintaining the same amount of control.
The holder used on the X Shift Pro is the Tuuk Lightspeed Edge with quick release trigger system. This holder is the number one holder used by NHL and professional players everywhere.