The 2018 Bauer Supreme S27 youth ice hockey skate is an excellent skate for the toddler, tyke, or youth up to about eight years old who is just getting started with hockey; likes to get out on the pond with a puck with their friends; or simply likes to have casual fun with the family at the local rink. You might think a youth hockey skate would lack the performance features typical of more expensive elite skates, but this isn’t the case with the Bauer S27 youth skate. The anatomical fit, combined with several key features, makes the S27 youth a fantastic value for the parent looking for premium quality at an affordable price.
- 3-D Trueform tech PU quarter package for sturdy, customizable fit
- Hydrophobic microfiber lining and memory foam ankle padding for dry comfort
- 30-oz., mid-density foam tongue with metatarsal insert guard for comfort and protection
- TPU outsole for torsional stability
- Tuuk Lightspeed Pro II holder and Tuuk stainless steel blade for high-performing durability
The S27 youth skate includes many features sure to please the performance-conscious parent. The S27 children’s ice skates make use of the Tuuk Lightspeed Pro II blade holder and the durable Tuuk stainless steel blade. While the blades are not removable, the high quality stainless steel will provide more than enough longevity and bite. The Lightspeed Pro II optimizes height for tight turns, so a young skater will be carving corners with the best of them.
The Tuuk blade and holder are joined to Bauer’s TPU outsole—a slight upgrade over the S25’s TPR outsole. The S27 youth boasts a moderate stiffness that’s great for young players just developing their stride and who would would benefit from a little more torsional rigidity.
The quarter package on the Supreme S27 youth skate is the 3-D Trueform tech PU—the same as in the S27 senior skate. The Trueform tech PU is 3-D injected for an anatomical shape right out of the box and will make for a perfect, custom fit when baked, reducing break-in headaches, and sure to please young skaters. The tendon guard is also slightly more flexible than in the S25, allowing for better stride extension and a longer, more powerful stride.
Parent and child will both appreciate the metatarsal guard insert in the S27 youth skate and the 30-oz., mid-density foam tongue that will protect the youth skater from lace bite and unforeseen impacts. The boot ankle features thick memory foam pads while a large heel helps lock the skater’s foot in place to reduce the energy loss associated with interior foot slippage. The HD microfiber liner is soft to the touch and effectively wicks moisture away for a fit that’s dry, secure, and comfortable.
The entire Supreme line offers a medium-volume fit. If your young skater has standard height and width in their heel, midfoot, and forefoot, the S27 youth ice skates should be an excellent choice. Bauer’s Supreme S27 offers a welcome array of elite-level features on a durable and high-performing mid-level skate sure to bring the recreational youth skater years of reliable, comfortable use.