The Bauer Vapor X500 Hockey Skates are the mid-level model in the Vapor line. The X500 Skates are built with Bauer's V-fit, which is narrower in the heel and progressively wider toward the toe box. The quarter package has tech nylon with thermoformed X-rib pattern to provide solid support for tighter turns and quick stops and starts. The Vapor X500 skate also has the ability to be baked to create a custom fit. A 2 piece felt tongue is used with metatarsal padding to provide a comfortable fit while protecting against lace bite.