The new asymmetrical boot construction provides an anatomically correct fit since the inside (medial) part of the boot extends further than the outside (lateral). This also promotes better energy transfer and mobility by providing more medial support, where power is driven, while the shorter lateral side allows for better range of motion.
The new FlexLock Pro tongue features thermoformable composite inserts that mold to a player's foot unlike ever before. The material, which is similar to the ortho-resin found in the SpeedPlate, provides 30% more protection for the top of the foot too.
The one-piece lacing has been softened in this 2017 1XR to allow for even better forward flex, which the FlexLock Pro tongue also helps with. The 2nd through the 6th eyelets (from the top) features the lace-locking t-shape that will keep laces tight all game long.
Internally, the 1XR skate debuts the LockFit+ Pro Dual-zone grip liner that was a product of feedback from Bauer professional athletes. The lower zone has a tacky, grippy feel that keeps the foot locked into the boot to prevent energy loss caused by slippage. The upper portion is a HydraMax 2 material that does a great job of wicking away moisture.
The lowers consist of Bauer's premier composite outsole, the lightweight Kryptonium and the Revision Flex Wheels that are making their Bauer debut on this 1XR. The asymmetrical Torus design gives the wheel two different stiffness profiles, one for speed and one for grip, depending on which way the wheel is facing in the chassis. Because of this, players can fine tune the wheel configurations to best suit their individual skating style and preferences.