The Vapor family of skates continues to be the most popular family within Bauer's 3-fit platform. Although still considered a Vapor skate, the X300 goes a little outside of the typical “Vapor” fit. Instead of the standard V-fit profile (standard width through toebox, narrower fit in the heel and ankle) we are used to seeing on the Vapor line, the X300 is less snug and closer to a classic style fit.
The X300 is the lowest price-point to feature the updated X-Rib pattern, inspired by the OD1N concept skate. In addition to providing structural support to the skate, lab tests designed to measure performance, showed that the X-rib pattern led to improvements in heel and ankle lock, which resulted in quicker cross overs and tighter turns. This pattern is thermoformed into the sublimated tech nylon quarter construction of the Vapor X300 and also offers a jump start on a great fit, the balance of which can be achieved from heat molding the skate to the shape of your foot.
Looking inside the boot, the X300 uses a comfortable, brushed nylon liner. While the tongue is a 1-piece felt design, composed of a 30z white felt. The boot sits atop an injected TPR outsole, which is a commonly used material for which to mount the Tuuk Lightspeed Pro holder which houses the non-removable Tuuk Stainless Steel runner.
In its class, you will find a lightweight, supportive skate without breaking-the-bank at the sub-$100 price-point in the Vapor X300 from Bauer. Check yours out today!