Bauer Supreme 1S Sr Goalie Skates
So we know what you're thinking. "That's no goalie skate! Where's the cowling?!" Well, your days of wearing skates that look like Frankenstein's Monster are over, and there are plenty of reasons to love it.
One of the innovations that brings you the cowling-less skate is called the Vertexx Edge Holder, a variation of the edge holders we've come to know and love on Bauer's player skates. The Vertexx Edge Holder raises the overall skate height by 5mm, and in the process affords the goalie a 10% increase in attack angle. Some goalies have quantified this to a 2 inch drop difference, meaning a significant two puck-widths worth of coverage advantage. The 1S Goalie Skates also feature updated steel, Bauer's new LS3G which has a superior surface finish for a cleaner and stronger edge.
The other notable innovations that allowed Bauer to remove the traditional cowling are somewhat more familiar. Their Curv Composite Technology has been a major component in their player skates for several years now, making them lighter and stiffer than ever before. Just recently Bauer was able to safely convert this technology to their goalie skates, without compromising the tender's safety. This innovation coupled with a full composite out-sole results in a massive reduction of weight and vastly increases stiffness and responsiveness. The other major factor here is a beefed up Goalie Specific Toe Cap, that provides improved protection through added stiffness and thickness.
Further improvements to the design of the skate can be found in their Asymmetrical Design. The 1S Goalies Skates are cut with an asymmetrical boot profile, where the inside edge of the skate is actually lower than the outside rim. This allows for a deeper more aggressive stance, that will be more comfortable in addition to providing the advantage of getting lower to the ice. When coupled with their Comfort Edge System, getting into that low butterfly has never felt better. Finally, Bauer's proprietary 37.5 Liner Technology covers the inside of the skate and helps fight moisture build up better than ever, clocking in at a 5x faster dry rate than comparable fabrics. The 1S Goalie Skate is the first of it's kind, and certainly won't be the last.