The Bauer Vapor X2.5 Skate is made for recreational players and features a 30oz. felt tongue with metatarsal guard for comfort and protection. A one-piece 3D Polycarb quarter offers a better fit, more comfort and easier flexing. An Injected TPR outsole provides additional flex for optimal performance and ease of use. These are great skates for Quad Skaters looking for something a little different from the NS and NSX range. They will take longer to wear in than lighter weight boots however the comfort these boots offer is unparalleled.