The Vapor family of skates continues to be the most popular family within Bauer's 3-fit platform. It features a standard V-fit profile which consists of a standard width through the toebox and forefoot with a low-volume, narrower fit in the heel and ankle.
The updated X-Rib pattern, that can be found throughout the Vapor line, was 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 X400 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.
The Vapor X400 uses a microfiber liner, which provides ultimate comfort throughout your time on the ice. The 2-piece felt design of the tongue features comfortable 30 oz white felt and includes a mid-density foam metatarsal guard that provides extra support and protection.
The boot sits atop an injected TPR outsole, which is a commonly used material for which to mount the Tuuk Lightspeed Pro holder. This holder, unlike the Tuuk Lightspeed Edge found on the X500, does not have the replaceable steel feature for the Tuuk Superstainless Steel used on the X400.
In its class, you will find a lightweight skate with great support and advanced technology at a value price in the Vapor X400 from Bauer.