The Bauer Supreme HP Hockey Skates are a custom skate that is designed *exclusively* by Pure Hockey and Bauer. We took a skate that was at a great price, and added some of the upper-level features to it, giving you more bang for your buck!
Bauer Supreme HP Skate Upgrades
The first thing you will notice about the Supreme HP skate is that there are a few performance features that are not available on any other skate in this price range. We have added a heavily reinforced tendonguard to not only provide you with more durability, but also more support to keep you in an attacking skating position at all times. Next we tacked on Bauer's Pro TPR Outsole which is an upgrade from the Sublimated TPR Outsole which was previously featured. The Pro TPR is stiffer and lighter. This will provide you with not only a more "connected" feel to the ice, but it will also increase your energy transfer from leg to skate, meaning more powerful strides. We added a couple cosmetic upgrades as well. You will notice a couple more gold accents and some gold printed logos that are unique to the Supreme HP.
Bauer HP Skate Comfort and Performance Features
The build of the Bauer Supreme HP Skate begins with the 3D Reinforced Trueform PU boot package. This build up isn't going to be the super-stiff composite that you will find on the top-end pro skates, but does not lack any necessary stifness. The quarter package is more than enough to keep your ankle stable and protected. The Form-Fit 40 oz 2-piece tongue offers extreme comfort and gives you that tall, flexible tongue that is worth of a tongue flop if you are into that. You'll find the molded footbed of the HP to be very comfortable, and it works along with the integrated heel support to make sure you are locked in place and you aren't losing any energy because your foot is sliding. The boot is, of course, fully thermoformable, meaning the entire upper portion of the boot is able to be molded specifically to your ankle. Finally, probably the coolest feature of Bauer's skates in 2014, the Lightspeed Edge holder. The Edge holder allows you to switch out your steel by hand, in only seconds. Just pull the trigger, pop the steel out, and pop the new piece back in. You could even do this on the bench between shifts!