Bauer Vapor 1X Ice Hockey Skates - 2017 [Senior]

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Bauer Vapor 1X Ice Hockey Skates - 2017 [Senior]

2017 | 26871-41
S17 Vapor 1X Ice Skate is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
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Bauer has long had a commitment to innovation, and uses scientific methods and player feedback in combination with its state-of-the-art design lab to develop the most high-performance ice skates in the game. The new Bauer Vapor 1X is designed with dynamic speed in mind, and each piece of its construction is strategically chosen to enhance players on-ice performance.

The Bauer Vapor 1X is constructed using Bauers lasted 3D Curv Composite with X-Rib pattern and Comfort Edge padding. The Curv Composite gives a rigid structural stiffness to support the most powerful strides, and the Comfort Edge provides relief along the ankle collar, allowing players to dig deeper into turns.


Comfort and fit are two main factors when choosing the right skate. The Vapor 1X features a series of securing technologies to ensure the best fit possible, giving players the opportunity to perform at their highest level. The FLEX-LOCK PRO tongue is a slow-molding tongue insert that creates a locked fit while allowing forward flex and adding additional protection to the foots most vulnerable area. To further enhance the fit, Bauer employs LOCK-FIT facing, which is a slightly softer facing composition with greater lace locking properties. This allows the facing to better wrap the foot and provide the most secure fit.


Inside the skate, the Vapor 1X has lightweight memory foam ankle pads covered by the LOCK-FIT PRO liner. This liner locks your foot in place while keeping it dry, reducing foot slip and offering the most production from each stride.


Last, but definitely not least, the Vapor 1X is complete with Bauers now ultra-famous LightSpeed Edge holder in combination with LS4 steel. This combination gives skaters the ultimate edge and allows blades to be easily changed.

Weight:804 GramsWeight of the skate measured in Grams (Sr 8.0D, Jr 4.0D, Yth 12.0D).
Heat Moldable:YesImproves break-in time.
Holder:LightSpeed EDGEType of skate blade holder.
Runner:LS4Type of skate blade.
Tongue Material:FLEX-LOCK PROType of material and design of the tongue.
Boot Construction:3-D lasted Curv Composite with X-RibType of material the product is primarily made of.
Liner:LOCK-FIT PROType of inner liner material.
Outsole Construction:Full carbon compositeType of material the outsole is made of.
Footbed:SPEED PLATEType/Brand of footbed in each boot.
Warranty:Boot: 90 Days - Holder: 365 Days - Runner: 90 DaysPeriod of time the product is covered under a manufacturer's warranty.
Product Line:VaporThe product line within the brand.

Bauer Senior Hockey Skate Sizing Chart

Bauer Senior Hockey Skate Sizing Chart
Bauer Skate Size Shoe Size
U.S. Euro U.K.
6.0 7.5 40.5 6.5
6.5 8.0 41 7.0
7.0 8.5 42 7.5
7.5 9.0 42.5 8.0
8.0 9.5 43 8.5
8.5 10.0 44 9.0
9.0 10.5 44.5 9.5
9.5 11.0 45 10.0
10.0 11.5 45.5 10.5
10.5 12.0 46 11.0
11.0 12.5 47 11.5
11.5 13.0 47.5 12.0
12.0 13.5 48 12.5
12.5 14.0 48.5 13.0
13.0 14 49 13.5
14.0 15 50 14.5
15.0 16 51 15.5

Bauer Junior Hockey Skate Sizing Chart

Bauer Junior Hockey Skate Sizing Chart
Bauer Skate Size Shoe Size
U.S. Euro U.K.
1.0 2.0 33.5 1.5
1.5 2.5 34 2.0
2.0 3.0 35 2.5
2.5 3.5 35.5 3.0
3.0 4.0 36 3.5
3.5 4.5 36.5 4.0
4.0 5.0 37.5 4.5
4.5 5.5 38 5.0
5.0 6.0 38.5 5.5
5.5 6.5 39 6.0

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SENIOR Hockey Skates
Senior hockey skates are sized to fit adults and full grown teenagers with a Men's US shoe size of 7 or greater.

JUNIOR Hockey Skates
Junior hockey skates are sized to fit kids in the range of approximately 8 to 12 years old with a US shoe size of 2 to 6.5.

YOUTH Hockey Skates
Youth hockey skates are sized to fit toddlers and young children in the age range of approximately 9 years old and younger with a US youth shoe size of 1.5 or smaller.

*Female Skaters*
The difference between men's shoes and women's shoes is 1.5 to 2 sizes. So, if you wear size 9 women's shoes, that translates to a men's size 7.5 or 7.0, which would put you in a size 6 senior hockey skate. More simply put, go 3 sizes down from your women's shoe size in order to find your hockey skate size.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bauer 1X vs. Bauer Nexus 8000 vs. Bauer 1S In contrast to the 1X I had a pair of the MX3 LE from Bauer. After skating on the MX3 LE skates during a game(1) I suffered a tremendous amount of pain in both my left and right heels and my Achilles' tendon. I thought maybe a baking would alleviate the issue, so I decided to get them baked per the manufacturers recommendation under a Bauer representatives assistance. After a 24 hour waiting period post baking, I went on the ice again alas the pain and discomfort persisted. Now the 1X Vapor from Bauer. The first time on the ice was incredible! I was able to pivot quicker, transition from forward to backward incredibly easier, required less energy on my part to react to play, but seems that the skates are very similar to the Bauer Nexus 8000. I am able to use my inside edge easier because of the 1 X's staggered design. These are the best skates I've ever owned I would recommend them to anyone who ( assuming they are serious hockey players) wants to improve his/her game. Lastly, these will be the skates I'll be buried with, why? They cost well over 1k. I hav
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A symmetrical fit ... FINALLY YES Finally someone realized that the inner ankle bone and the outyer ankle bone are no symmetrical (inline with each other. My inner malleolar bone is a full 1.25" forward of my outer, meaning that the inner bone NEVER sat in the ankle pocket and very close to the eyelet holes. BAUER finally addressed that with the 1X (and I hope the other models as well in the future). My ankle now sits in the pocket and what a difference! Love it!
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding These skates are billed as offering superior comfort, stability, fit and performance, but casual players like myself are for some reason discouraged from using these. If these are the best (and they are!) what features would you want to sacrifice by going down the scale? I didn't see a reason to compromise, pulled the trigger on the top model and am very happy I did. After 3 years using another brand's boots, which felt like Mason jars on my feet, these were a revelation. On a first wear after baking, two and a half hours on ice caused no discomfort whatsoever. Extra 4mm of height on LS4 blades don't register - my old ones seem taller on side-by-side comparison. The support and locking in of the heal and entire foot are incredible. If the budget allows, I say get yourself measured by the Bauer computer and don't hesitate. Much recommended.
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I bought these from one of Pure Hockeys stores. The guy that helped me was very insightful and directed me to the right skates. They are really exspencive but it is well worth the money.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I have 5 sons and each one of them plays AAA so they need a great skate. This is just the one. We all went and each of them got this skate and they look sick. I got my oldest son 2 pairs of these and put roller blades on one so he can train off the ice.
Date published: 2017-07-16
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are these for beginners, can a pure beginner start with these skates?

Asked by: Mark1962
Respectfully disagree with Tyler. How is superior comfort, quality and performance a drawback for anyone? I had the same reservations, being a casual player at best and, having bought these, could not be happier. I detected no feature in these 1x that would make it harder for me to skate; as a matter of fact I saw improvement in my skill right away.
Answered by: Grunt
Date published: 2018-05-02

Is the tongue able to be flopped on the 2017 1X's?

Asked by: Bauer4Life
You probably could, but the flex lock tongue is not designed to be flopped.
Answered by: Nick W
Date published: 2018-04-12

Has the toecap changed at all since last model's? The plastic edge dug into my foot pretty badly.. where the cap was sewed onto the boot. Hoping it was repositioned, widened, etc...?

Asked by: Josie27
The fit will be rather similar to the past gen 1X. If you need a wider toebox/forefoot I may suggest looking at the Supreme 1S
Answered by: Tyler R
Date published: 2018-01-30

What is the weight compared to the 2015 model??

Asked by: James K
A few major differences. Those would be the new asymmetric quarter package. This means the outside of the skate will extend further compared to the inside. This helps with energy transfer and proper foot placement. We also have an updated eyelet system that will help with that foot lock everybody wants. Tongue will also be different with the new moldable material added for a true custom fit. Thanks!
Answered by: Tyler R
Date published: 2018-04-12
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