The skate offers a Bauer Vapor fit with a tapered fit towards to the front of the boot and a tightened heel from previous years. The new Bauer Vapor X Shift 2017 has reconstructed their skates with the new Fiber Composite+ giving their skates a more durable last.
An upgraded tongue taken from the X900 boot offers the ability to maximize fit of the skate locking down the foot. While not compromising the ability to maintain forward flexion during striding. With this tongue being accompanied by the anatomical heel and lightweight dual density foam ankle padding. A molded poly metatarsal guard in the tongue defends your foot from lace bite and binding and allows the laces to slide up and down on the tongue without biting into a certain area.
As well, another upgraded feature the new Lock Fit liner wicks away moisture from your foot to keep you cool, dry and stable while performing at your top level. The outsole is also upgraded from the Bauer Vapor X900 and is made up of a full lightweight composite material to provide rigidity while striding. Making for a stronger and consistent energy transfer. Lastly upgraded Tuuk LS2 steel from the Bauer X800 provides a longer lasting sharpening and better edges with an elite mix of materials.