Bauer Nexus 8000 Skates

Bauer Nexus 8000 Skates

With an expected launch in Summer 2014, Bauer Hockey recently unveiled their new Nexus 8000 skates to retailers at Bauer World 2013. The Bauer Nexus 8000 skates will offer a replacement for the Nexus 1000 skates which came to market in the 2012.

The Nexus 8000 skates appear to have made several upgrades over the Nexus 1000. One of the main things you’ll notice is that the new Nexus 8000 skates will be using Curv composite in the quarter package, where as the older Nexus skate used the lightweight tech mesh.

The Bauer Nexus 8000 have also welcomed the addition of Bauer’s latest Tuuk Lightspeed Edge holder. Those looking for the ability to quickly change their steel will appreciate this holder.

Moving inside the boot, you can see that the Nexus 8000 skates look drastically different than their predecessor. Gone is the retro looking tan clarino liner from the Nexus 1000. It has been replaced by a very soft and comfortable looking Hydra Max 2 liner.

It appears safe to already say that Bauer has another excellent skate on their hands here with the Nexus 8000. The skates look amazing and pack some great features for the competitive player.

Our expectation is that the Nexus 8000 skates will hit retail store shelves next summer, shortly after the launch of the Bauer Supreme Total One MX3 skates.

Drop us a line in the comments below and let us know what you think of the Nexus 8000 skates. If you’re in the market for a new pair, are you willing to wait until next year to pick these guys up?

Bauer Nexus 8000 Skates

Bauer Nexus 8000 Skates





24 responses to “Bauer Nexus 8000 Skates”

  1. Colin Avatar

    These are sooooooo sick. I remember seeing dustin brown wearing blacked out totalones and i loved the look. Nice to see that look come to retail. Also its great that bauer stop using that ugly tech mesh that they used on the 1000

  2. jack Avatar

    Very happy to see Bauer is moving toward putting big felt tongues on their top of the line skates. APX2 being the first.

    The TotalOne NXG customizable 3 flex tongue and the tongue of my One95s is the only downfall I’ve seen in Bauer’s TOL skates.

  3. Vu Avatar

    Curv Composite? I like the Pro Tech Mesh. The Nexus line had promise, going with the traditional look with a modern twist and now they’ve butchered this line. The Supreme and Vapor lines have this shiny quarter package. Why bring it in the third line?

    1. Vu Avatar

      And I’ll stick with my Nexus 1000 instead. So much cleaner then this ugly Curv Composite.

    2. MikeF Avatar

      Agreed. Putting the Curv composite is going to stiffen them up like the APXs and NXGs. The appeal of the 1000 was the technological benefits while providing maximum comfort. It looks like they’re going to sacrifice the comfort on these. We’ll have to see when they’re reviewed.

      1. Tom Avatar

        If you don’t want curve composite, then get the nexus 7000’s. Has mostly the same features but uses tech mesh

  4. Will Magrath Avatar
    Will Magrath

    I bet that these skates will only be available for the pros.

    1. Bob Avatar

      They will be available to everyone. I just received my pair today.

  5. Sean Avatar

    They look like Vapors with Supreme quarter panels. I found this by researching the Nexus 1000. Couldn’t seem to find the right fit with other Bauers. I hope they don’t change fit. Looks like they’re pitched further forward than the previous gen.

  6. Rich Avatar

    Just got my Nexus 8000’s last night. I haven’t had the chance to wear them yet, hopefully get them baked this week in time for spring/summer leagues but they are just as sick in person as they are in the photos. Can’t wait to skate in them. They seem a bit stiff, similar to the NXG but not as bad as the Vapor APX. The tongue is old style felt, but not as thick as the APX. I’ve heard a price point on these of anywhere from $900 to $750 retail, I got mine for $450.

    1. Bob Avatar

      I just received mine today, but I got them for $250.

      1. Rich Avatar

        Wow! I guess you just took me to the one-upmanship isle.
        I bet if I said mine were free you would have said someone actually gave you money to take them from the store, huh?

  7. Scotty Avatar

    I have traditionally been a Supreme guy, but would love to demo these.

    1. tyler Avatar

      from where

  8. Rich Avatar

    It was a promo for Total Hockey employees. The guy didn’t need skates so he got them for me. Too good a deal to pass up.
    I skated in them for the first time on Friday. They are great so far. Very light and responsive. Some discomfort in the tongue area, but no sole pain which I traditionally have problems with due to my flat feet. I was coming out of Supreme 8090’s so the weight difference was very noticeable.

  9. brandon Avatar

    These are sick. I don’t think I can wait till the summer! Any way I can get a pair faster!!? Really love the look all black is unreal!

    1. STEVE Avatar

      what size

  10. Alec Avatar

    I have never worn Bauer skates before, always have been a Reebok guy, but my college team just signed a Bauer deal so I am going to make the switch. Is the Nexus line the closest feel to Reebok’s or should I look at the Vapors or Supremes?

  11. Mark Avatar

    My son is turning 11 and has grown out of his old pair of Nexus. Is there any way to get the new ones now or do we have to wait until June? I understand the 8000 are not available for juniors, but he would love the 7000s in size 4.

  12. john Avatar

    Any way I can get a pair faster my skates are done and got tryouts coming up been in the apex for a year and they fell a part these look sick

  13. Ryan Avatar

    The nexus 8000 skates are awesome they have so many upgrades from the nexus 1000 skates the 8000’s are far better than my apx2 and rib core skates

  14. Angie-lee Avatar

    Hi just wondering if the nexus 8000 will ever be released in a junior size? I have my heart set on the 8000 but I am only a size 5 skate.

  15. Calvon Avatar

    Why don’t the 8000 skates use the lacing technology such as the MX3 skates?

  16. Markus Keil Avatar
    Markus Keil

    Bought this summer a pair of “last in shelf” Nexus 8000 for less than half price and didn’t go for the latest 2017 models.
    I have a little wider foot (ration 2.3-2) but still was a little concerned with a Nexus in width D.
    I backed them (even I am not totally convinced from the backing result).
    This skate is extremely comfortable and skating in it is pure control. I just love them.
    Best skate ever….cannot wait to skate again.

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