Bauer's main goal with the Nexus line of hockey skates was to give players a different set of fit and performance characteristics than the Vapor and Supreme skates offer. At the top of the line, the Nexus 1000 skates are built with high quality materials and detailed workmanship to provide skaters with a boot that combines a classic retro look with high performance specs and features. The traditional fit of the Nexus 1000 skates is both wide and deep from heel to toe, perfect for players with thicker, wider feet than the Vapor and Supreme skates are built to accommodate.
The Nexus 1000 Hockey Skates are an exceptional choice for elite level hockey players. What separates the Nexus 1000 Skates from other top notch models is the combination of high tech specs and a classic, traditional boot design. Although the Vapor APX and TotalOne NXG skates are just a bit lighter, the Nexus 1000's are also lightweight skates, coming in at about 850 grams in Senior Size 9. Contributing to the traditional look of the boots, the liner is made with retro-tan Clarino and the achilles protector has two eyelets located along the top-edge. The modest yet modern design and stitching pattern of the boot quarters bears a striking resemblance to the Bauer 8090 Skates manufactured circa 2004/05. To complete the old school, traditional look, Bauer has added a thick, comfortable, white felt tongue. The tongue is thick enough to provide protection and comfort but flexible enough not to restrict mobility.
When you experience the Nexus 1000 Skates, you'll find that the boots are comfortable and supportive right out of the box, although you may want to take advantage of the thermo-formable boot in order to get a more personalized fit. The Nexus 1000 boot quarters and vented composite outsoles are rigid enough to provide solid support and flexible enough to give you the comfort and agility you need. Stops and starts are natural and smooth, and you'll be sure to notice the benefits of using the Form-Fit+ Footbeds with grip and moisture management, which help minimize foot slippage as you push off and dig in with the incredibly lightweight Tuuk LS Fusion Runners. The Tuuk LS Fusion Runners, which are 27% lighter than standard stainless steel, are also found on the TotalOne NXG and Vapor APX Skates.
Bauer's Nexus 1000 Skates, along with the rest of the Nexus line, are a welcome addition to an ever-impressive lineup of high quality Bauer products for players of all ages and skill levels.
The NEXUS family of skates completes BAUER's 3-Family Fit Story by offering a wider fit to accommodate a broader range of players. Because NEXUS has a softer feel, players will experience an "easy load" for maximum energy transfer and extremely fast acceleration. NEXUS' time-honored look fused with a modern technology connects BAUER's heritage and tradition with today's advancements in performance technology.