Bauer Vapor X700 Ice Hockey Skates - 2017 - Junior

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Bauer Vapor X700 Ice Hockey Skates - 2017 - Junior

Bauer Vapor X700 Ice Hockey Skates - 2017 - Junior is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 19.
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The popularity of the Bauer S17 Vapor X700 ice hockey skate is based not only on a wide array of top-end technologies and features, but also on an affordable, middle price point. The entire package is designed to get these skates off the shelf and into the hands of savvy performance- to elite-level players who are looking for a great value. Bauer’s X700 skate is aimed at a broad segment of the market and is built to please.

  • Fiber Composite+ quarter package for reinforced high-end performance
  • X-rib design for quicker acceleration and increased stride stability
  • Hydra-Max liner for abrasion-resistant, dry comfort
  • AnaForm ankle padding for secure interior comfort
  • Form-Fit+ Grip footbed for locked-in security
  • Pro TPU outsole for increased energy transfer
  • Tuuk LightSpeed Edge holder for trigger-quick blade replacement

The Vapor X700 features the Tuuk LightSpeed Edge holder, the most popular holder in the NHL since first hitting the market a couple of years ago. Its popularity comes thanks to Tuuk’s innovative trigger system, allowing players to change their blades in mere seconds for more time on the ice and less time spent on the bench working on a skate. The X700 includes Tuuk’s LS1 steel blade, a first for the X700. The holder is connected to the Pro TPU outsole which is a stiffer, more rigid upgrade than the outsole used in other Vapor skates, giving skaters more power in each stride and more overall stability.

The quarter package in the X700 benefits from another big Bauer upgrade, with its Fiber Composite+ material and Pro-integrated heel and ankle core. All the quarter package technology in this boot combines to provide excellent stiffness and support, which results in more powerful striding because energy isn’t lost when transferred through the boot. The thermoformable boot is also lighter than last year’s X700 by 25 grams. The boot features Vapor’s X-rib design, adding increased support and stability to the rear of the boot, along with a little more stiffness.

The tongue has been upgraded over the X600 and is a 48-ounce, three-piece white felt tongue with center stitching. The three-piece design allows for an improved anatomical fit around the foot. The tongue is now thicker, with a pro-level feel, and includes high-density center foams designed to absorb impacts and to help reduce lace bite, a typical problem with low-volume skates like the Vapor. 

The X700 liner is new this year. Bauer’s Hydra-Max liner is a premium, abrasion-resistant material that wicks moisture and sweat from the feet for a dry, comfortable fit. The liner also has a grippy texture that helps hold the skater’s foot securely in place. The footbed on the X700 is Bauer’s Form-Fit+ Grip, and the heel cup now has more grippy texture to help the foot stay in place. The AnaForm ankle padding gives players a snug, comfortable feel inside the boot, and a custom fit after baking.

The Vapor X700, like all Vapor skates, is a low-volume skate. If you have a narrow forefoot or a shallow heel, the Vapor line will likely fit your foot better than other Bauer offerings. The X700 fills the gap between Bauer’s top-end skates at much higher price points, and more affordable skates without this wide array of pro-grade features. The X700 does both, and leads the way among the many mid-range, performance- to elite-level skates on the market today.

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Weight:680 GramsWeight of the skate measured in Grams (Sr 8.0D, Jr 4.0D, Yth 12.0D).
Measured Product:4DThe specifications of the product used to measure weight.
Heat Moldable:YesImproves break-in time.
Holder:LightSpeed EDGEType of skate blade holder.
Runner:LS1 EDGEType of skate blade.
Tongue Material:FORM-FIT 3-piece 48oz felt with HD reinforcementType of material and design of the tongue.
Boot Construction:Fiber composite+ with X-RibType of material the product is primarily made of.
Liner:HYDRA MAXType of inner liner material.
Outsole Construction:Pro TPUType of material the outsole is made of.
Footbed:FORM FIT+ with stabilizer gripType/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 Quick and comfortable. I'm 40, and haven't bought skates since high school (Bauer Supreme 100s), and finally jumped into a modern skate. LOVE these. The baking definitely helped, as well as a little punching out around the outside of my foot/pinky toe, but otherwise, I love the fit and feel. I'm 5'7'', 170lbs and with a 1/2 in hollow, I can carve like crazy on these. Excellent speed as well. NOTE: I was going between these and the Supreme s29. After a ton of back-and-forth, I liked the tighter all-around fit of the Vapors. I have a 2.55 foot ratio, so I could have gone with either, but the Supremes just felt slightly too wide in the foot (great in the heel though). I would definitely suggest ordering both and trying them on.
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Vapor X700s Used them 4 times and they feel good. Didn't take much to break them in (I did have them heat molded) and the usual aches from breaking in a new pair of skates was very minimal. Also, very light on the feet.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I had no idea how great skates could be! My 15-year old CCM Tacks finally bit the dust and I upgraded to the Vapors. Wow. They are amazing! I am comparing them to dinosaurs, so not sure how helpful that is. I wear a size 13 shoe and have super wide feet. The 10EE skates are snug and comfortable. I am very happy with them. My one gripe is the footbed- they are worthless and must be replaced. It seems like wall skates supply bad footbeds.
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent skate I purchased these skates for my new DIII college hockey season. I am so glad I did, especially as a much older non traditional student. My feet hurt way less after a long practice than they used to (the army ruined my joints from rucking and running lol) Games are a breeze. The feel and contact with the ice is exceptional. My turns and cuts are sharper and more balanced. The heat molding process helped make them fit my feet like a glove. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2019-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Skate for $400! This skate is very good for the price. The TUUK LS1 runners hold up very well.......normally. The TUUK LightSpeed Edge holder is expected of a skate at this price. The boot is decently stiff for it's price. If you are a forward skater, you might want to be careful about the shell folding a little bit. The only problem with this skate is that the durability is sort of mediocre, as it has began to rip apart EXTENSIVELY after just one season. Overall, I'm satisfied with this skate, as $400 is not too expensive!
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Skates! Bought these Wednesday and on the ice Friday. What a drastic difference from my old Vapors! Nice and stiff. Great cuts. Highly recommend to anyone beginning or trained. Can’t beat the price. Pure Hockey staff said I wouldn’t be disappointed and as always, they were right. Much credit to the staff at Pure Hockey. They know their stuff!
Date published: 2019-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice skate and great value on clearance. I play intermediate adult rec hockey 2-3x a week. More than enough skate for my needs. One bake and comfortable by the second skate. No pain. Feels like I picked up a little speed and glide with these. Probably cause they have a proper radius and my old ones were worn down. Edges feel great. Can really lean over and carve a turn. Do yourself a favor and slip a pair of Superfeet in. Big difference over the stock ones and the only thing I’d rate lower on these skates.
Date published: 2019-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than I expected. Im an older guy just getting back into hockey after many decades being off the ice. I ordered these skates online based on the reviews and talking to friends. I am more than impressed! A local store baked and sharpened these, then I hit the ice. First off...they fit perfectly and were very comfortable. Secondly...the performed flawlessly. Really...I couldnt be more satisfied with these skates.
Date published: 2019-12-24
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I really want to try these Vapors instead of Supreme. My Supremes fit perfect in a D junior width, so should I order these Vapors in a EE junior width for the same fit?

Asked by: e0rr
You will want to order the EE but the Vapor and the Supreme boot fit differently. The width will be similar but the shape of the boot will be different so keep that in mind. Thanks!
Answered by: Tyler R
Date published: 2020-10-09

I wear a 10 d in Bauer vapors x300. However I got the same size in these and my big toe is up against the boot. Is this due to stiffness? Will it go away as they brake in or are baked? 

Asked by: Kevin61
I do believe it's because the skates are not completely broken in yet. The higher end the boot the stiffer the skate will be. This means you may not sit all the way in the back of the heel pocket right away. The skates will feel their smallest when you first get them. I would expect you to notice this change over time. Thanks!
Answered by: Tyler R
Date published: 2020-01-04

How much does a size 9.5 with heat mold expand?

Asked by: James88
When you bake a skate the material on the inside of the boot will become softer and can help take a mold of your feet and assist with the break-in. I can't say what you should expect in terms of additional space because it really depends on your foot. If the Vapor skates don't fit we suggest looking at the Supreme models. Thanks!
Answered by: Tyler R
Date published: 2019-09-11

What is the radius on the LS1 runners that come on the X700? 9 foot?

Asked by: jds919
The stock radius is 9 foot. Thanks
Answered by: Tyler R
Date published: 2019-05-31

What is the difference between the blades on the x500, x600, and x700 skates? Meaning what is the benefit in the LS1 blade on the x700 over the stainless steel blades on the x600 and x500?

Asked by: Biggins
X500 and up skates have the new TUUK EDGE steel . LS1 and LS2 steel are the same steel - LS1 was produced first and when that run ended , the LS2 TUUK EDGE steel was put into the newer skates
Answered by: fred
Date published: 2019-02-25

I wear a size 14 shoe US size am I correct in saying I need a size 15 skate

Asked by: Jfish
You generally want to go down 1.5 sizes from your shoe size. If you wear a size 14 show, you should look at a 12-12.5 skate
Answered by: MattM
Date published: 2018-03-21

I found the Bauer Senior X700 Skates on Hockey Monkey for $279.99 and you guys have them for $399.99. Can you guys price match these? The prices would match if you honored the 30% Holiday30 code for this item.

Asked by: Judge
We do price match. Call 866-787-3462 to speak with an agent.
Answered by: PatM
Date published: 2017-12-23
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