Bauer Vapor X500 Ice Hockey Skates - 2017 [Senior]

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Bauer Vapor X500 Ice Hockey Skates - 2017 [Senior]

2017 | 26877-41
S17 Vapor X500 Ice Skate is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10.
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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 skates in the game. The new Vapor X500 is designed with dynamic speed in mind, and each piece of its construction is strategically chosen to enhance players on-ice performance.

The Vapor X500 is constructed using Bauers reinforced Trueform tech PU with X-Rib pattern. This construction offers great flexibility while remaining strong and supportive.


Inside the skate, the Vapor X500 has anaform foam ankle pads covered by a hydrophobic microfiber liner. This liner helps wick moisture and keeps your foot secure for maximum stride output. An anatomical 2-piece 40oz felt tongue works with a metatarsal guard to help protect the foots most vulnerable areas.


Last, but definitely not least, the Vapor X500 is complete with Bauers now ultra-famous LightSpeed Edge holder in combination with the TUUK super stainless steel runner. This combination gives skaters a competitive edge and allows blades to be easily changed.

Weight:826 GramsWeight of the skate measured in Grams (Sr 8.0D, Jr 4.0D, Yth 12.0D).
Measured Product:8DThe specifications of the product used to measure weight.
Heat Moldable:YesImproves break-in time.
Holder:LightSpeed EDGEType of skate blade holder.
Runner:TUUK super stainlessType of skate blade.
Tongue Material:Anatomical 2-piece 40oz felt with reinforcementType of material and design of the tongue.
Boot Construction:Reinforced Trueform tech TPUType of material the product is primarily made of.
Liner:Hydrophobic microfiberType of inner liner material.
Outsole Construction:Clear injected TPUType of material the outsole is made of.
Footbed:Molded comfort EVA foamType/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

hockey skate boot width; letters next to skate size; hockey skate width

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 x500 Ice Skates I finally convinced myself to buy new skates after 11 years (I had Easton Stealth S7s) and couldn't have been more satisfied! I was so nervous that it would take forever to get used to the new ones but I was completely wrong! I played in a tournament with them after skating in them only once and they felt completely comfortable and I definitely felt like I could skate faster. The skates are light and fit perfectly.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great so far So far I love these skates. I tried supremes but the vapors just fit my feet better. Better liners and support unlike supremes that wrecked my feet. I almost switched to ccm but glad I just went back to vapors instead of supremes. I'll post another review on durability later.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They are super light and increased my by a lot Great skates. Recommend to all people with narrow feet. They are super light and increase your speed due to the weight loss.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great skates! I got these a few weeks ago and after my second skate they are super comfortable. Locks in my heel really well.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Skate I hae had these skates for the last three months and I am pretty satisfied with them. The boot ot the skate is nice and snug and my ankles never move thanks to the padding around the ankle area. My only complaint is the blades of the skate. The stainless steel blades seem to rust easier then I expected. They also seem to need sharpened more and more. the edges dull out a little too quickly but they work surprisingly well, so just a forewarning. Its a good skate, just be prepared to sharpen then a little more often.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased for 12 year old son Went from CCM Ribcor (which he absolutely obliterated) to these. They fit his feet well right out of the box, so I've yet to bake them. Break-in took a good 5 to 10 hour-long skates. He skates hard, plays house league, stick and puck 3 times a week, and open skate 3 or 4 times a he's always on the ice. He adores these skates, loves them with a 3/8" cut. While we've only had them a month, they seem solid so far. Can't beat the price for the Tuuk blade holder/removable runners.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, fast, responsive Bought these 3 weeks ago. Skated 5 times to break them in and played hockey in a pickup game today. It took a couple of skates to get used to them. They fit good and I find they are much lighter and I skate faster than my old skates (that I skated on for 42 years). I tried on a number of models and brands and these were the right choice.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent skate for the price This is my first go at a Bauer skate. I came from an old school Reebok 7K skate that I broke 2 holders on within a few games. Its almost impossible to find the 280mm holder I needed so I decided to just get new skates. Went to the location in Cherry Hill, NJ. They guy that helped me out measured me and made a few suggestions. I tried on the Supreme, the Vapor, and a Ribcore. The Vapors felt the best out of the box. They baked them and cut them for me at purchase. 1st time using them was for one of my beer league games. That was a rough game as they were extremely stiff. My feet hurt after the first skate. I have skated on them twice since and they are starting to feel a lot better. I feel I can turn, stop and accelerate better with these than my Reeboks. So far they are holding up well, the steel is still nice and sharp with my 9/16th cut they bite just right for me. I am happy with my purchase at this point. It doesn't hurt I used $40 in rewards points towards this purchase as well. My team uses this store quite often and they always seem to have a good experience.
Date published: 2018-04-06
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Are these skates heat moldable?

Asked by: Number17
Yes the X500 skates are heat moldable
Answered by: fred
Date published: 2017-12-12

How much do these skates weigh?

Asked by: TommyJ12
They weigh about 896 grams.
Answered by: JasonG
Date published: 2017-12-07

does it come R width

Asked by: Billanth
The D width is the standard width, which would be similar to R width in inline skates.
Answered by: Nick W
Date published: 2017-06-24
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