The Bauer Nexus 7000 Hockey Skates are only one small step below the 8000, which is Bauer's premier skate this year for the Nexus family. This skate holds true to the Bauer Nexus goal, which is a comfortable, traditional fit. The 7000 features a lightweight tech mesh boot, which is stiff enough to give you great protection, but softer than a composite boot, making for a comfortable break-in. Also new this year for the Nexus line is the Tuuk Edge Holder. The Edge Holder sits 3mm taller, allowing for a more aggressive turn. The Edge holder revolutionized the way skate steel is replaced by introducing a trigger system that allows you to change your own steel in seconds without even leaving the bench!