Source Exclusive Bauer Vapor X:Shift Hockey Skates Review

by Source For Sports Hockey 2017 marks the 15th anniversary of the Source Exclusive Bauer Vapor X:Shift skate.

2017 marks the 15th anniversary of the Source Exclusive Bauer Vapor X:Shift skate. Source for Sports has partnered with Bauer Hockey for 20 years, developing exclusive skate models that can only be found at Source For Sports. Our team of hockey specialists work closely with Bauer to build exclusive skates based off Bauer’s stock skate models. We work together to build upgrades into each skate from higher end models without increasing the price. This allows Source For Sports to offer hockey players across Canada the “Best Value In the Game”.

The Bauer Vapor X:Shift skate was first developed in 2002 and is one of the top selling Source Exclusive skates of all time. The 2017 Vapor X:Shift is built off the Bauer Vapor X700 and loaded with upgraded features from the X800 and X900 skates.

Source For Sports | Bauer Vapor X:Shift Hockey Skate

To start with, we added a thicker black felt tongue for increased comfort, enhanced fit, and protection against lace bite. This may seem like a small addition, but as soon as you lace up the skate you can instantly feel the added comfort, and as the game wears on you will certainly appreciate it.

Source For Sports | Bauer Vapor X:Shift Skate

The Vapor X Shift also features an upgraded fully composite outsole from the Vapor X900.This makes the skate lighter and provides greater torsional stiffness delivering more responsiveness and performance on the ice. You’ll notice the difference as you power into a turn and jump into the play.

Source For Sports | Bauer Vapor X: Shift Skate

We’ve also upgraded the liner to the Vapor X800 Lock Fit Liner giving the boot a more secure fit around the foot with a true “locked in” feel. This prevents any movement inside the skate, helping you transfer energy faster from your foot to the ice.

Source For Sports | Bauer Vapor X: Shift Skate

Another key upgrade to the Vapor X:Shift is the blade. We’ve added LS2 steel from the Vapor X800, as it’s a more durable blade that will give your edges a longer life and deliver more performance in every stride.

The Bauer Vapor X:Shift is a high performance skate without the high performance price. We’ve built numerous upgrades into the skate without impacting the price, making it the best priced skate on the market for the level of performance it delivers.

The Bauer Vapor X:Shift has been one of the most popular skates at Source For Sports over the last 15 years and will continue to be a player favorite for many years to come. The Bauer Vapor X:Shift skate can only be found at Source For Sports. Check out the X:Shift online or come in to your local Source For Sports to experience the Pro-Formance Advantage Custom Fitting System.

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