The Vapor 1X is the most designed, researched and tested skate in Bauer's 87 year history. The Vapor legacy continues as the most popular within Bauer's 3-fit platform. Its standard v-fit profile consists of a standard width through the toebox and forefoot with a low-volume, narrower fit in the heel and ankle. The 1X offers the lowest-volume fit overall when compared to its Supreme and Nexus counterparts. While the Vapor fit may not work for every foot type, those who do benefit from its fit characteristics often swear by its "second skin" fit and feel. The OD1N concept skate provided the inspiration behind the updated X-Rib pattern. Performance lab tests showed improvements in heel and ankle lock, which resulted in quicker cross overs and tighter turns. This X-rib pattern adds structural support to the skate as well, and can be found throughout the Vapor line of skates. The 1X is built off Bauer’s 3D Lasted Composite upper, but we are introduced to a flashier version of an Aluminized Curv® Composite material. The fully composite upper has become standard issue for Bauer’s top of the line price point skates due to its unsurpassed strength, durability, support, and feel. The plastic ankle support that was used in the APX2 model has been substituted with a Curv® composite ankle support in the 1X, making it even better at heat molding and lighter overall.