Earlier in the week, we told you about a new line of hockey gear being released by Bauer Hockey, the Bauer Nexus product line. Today, we have our first glimpse of the new gear, as the Bauer Nexus 1000 ice hockey skates were leaked out. As expected, the Bauer Nexus 1000 skates have a much more traditional look, with details a bit reminiscent of the old Bauer Supreme 8090 skates.
Of course, the Nexus 1000 skates will have all the top end features that you would expect from a pro line of gear. Inside the boot, you’ll notice a hydrophobic retro looking tan clarino liner. This liner will help wick moisture and keep your skates dry, all the while looking pretty vintage. The ultra thick pro felt tongue should make a lot of players happy, and the molded metatarsal guard will still provide great lace bite protection.
On the outside of the boot, you’re going to have an ultra light quarter package which Bauer says “provides the player with an ‘easy load’ on every stride for efficient energy transfer and fast acceleration.” Going beneath the boot, the Bauer Nexus 1000 will feature the Tuuk Lightspeed 2 holder, along with a Tuuk LS Fusion blade, both of which are considered by many to be the best on the market.
As far as fit goes on the Nexus 1000, you can expect a wider boot than the Supreme line, and it looks like its going to provide a bit more depth as well. Great news for fans who love Bauer products, but have feet that don’t quite fit the other two lines. Bauer is describing their fit as a “deep V” heel fit which “locks the player’s heel in place to ensure the skate reacts to the player’s every movement the way they intend.”
The Bauer Nexus 1000 skates will hit retail store shelves in October, 2012. Until then, check out the picture below of the Nexus 1000 and let us know what you think!