The Bauer Vapor XR4 roller hockey skates will fall in the middle of the new skate line. This skate will still offer great features and materials to more advanced recreational and competitive players, but will also help your wallet out if you need to get great value out of a lower price point skate.
You will probably notice immediately that the Bauer Vapor XR4 roller hockey skate sticks with the same color scheme that you see on the Vapor XR5. It contains a lot of greys, along with black and red, but the boot will be a lighter shade of grey than what is featured on its big brother. When it comes to components on this skate, I don’t think you will be disappointed. The quarter package will feature a sublimated woven nylon with new molded X-rib pattern. Inside the boot you’ll notice the hydrophobic microfiber liner as well as the anatomic 2-piece white felt tongue. Beneath the boot of the Vapor XR4, you’re going to find a 6000 series aluminum detonator hi-lo vanguard chassis. Labeda Millenium X-Soft wheels will come stock, and so will abec 9 bearings. These skates will, of course, be thermoformable as well.
The new Bauer Vapor XR4 inline skate will come in both senior and junior sizes, full and half, but will only be available in an R width. If you’re looking to pick up a pair of XR4 skates, you can head over to InlineWarehouse to pre-order a pair today. The skates will begin to ship on September 15th, and senior sizes will be retailing for $249.99.
Take a look at the new Bauer Vapor XR4 skates below and let us know what you think!