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Old 11-24-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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Does anyone know where you can buy Bauer hockey skates in Houston?

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Old 11-24-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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Does anyone know where you can buy Bauer hockey skates in Houston?

Thanks!
The proshop at the Aerodrome near the Willowbrook Mall carries Bauer. Aerodrome (http://www.aerodromes.com/ProShop.aspx - broken link)

Also, the Sugarland Ice Center Pro Shop carries bauer: Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center » PRO SHOP

Skate Texas (same area) carries Reebok, CCM and Graf skates: Skate Texas. The Houston Gulf Coast's premier ice skating shop serving all you hockey, figure skate and roller skate needs.-Skate Texas Ice Skating equipment for figure skating and ice hockey

There's also a proshop at the rink in the Memorial City Mall, but I don't know what brands they carry: Pro Shop (http://www.iceskatememorialcity.com/proshop.php - broken link)

Not sure how experienced you are with hockey skates, so don't take this the wrong way, but the most important thing is to have the person properly fitted for the skates. Every line of skates fits differently... while the bauer supreme line works for some, the RBK 8K line may work for others. I've heard Skate Texas has the largest variety of skates in Houston... so even though they don't carry Bauer, you may give them a try first. Also, if you're looking for the widest selection, the hockey shops in the Dallas area are far superior.

If you have any other questions, let me know.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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Thank you so much for the info!
My husband has had hockey skates in the past and likes Bauer, but I couldn't seem to find them anywhere. (He is originally from Colorado, so skates where a little easier to come by!)
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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Thank you so much for the info!
My husband has had hockey skates in the past and likes Bauer, but I couldn't seem to find them anywhere. (He is originally from Colorado, so skates where a little easier to come by!)
No doubt about that, I'm from Michigan and it was nice having multiple places within 10-15 miles to get equipment/skates sharpened etc.

If he's had bauer before, and they've worked, then they should have something that fits his foot. Bauer has two main lines of skates (well technically three, but you won't find the third around here) the Vapor line and the Supreme line. Each line has 4 or 5 different models that run the spectrum of price/quality from $100 to $200 or so all the way up to $600 or 700 for top of the line. If this is a Christmas present, I'd still recommend taking him to try on skates rather than surprising him. Oh, also (again not sure if you know and not sure when his last pair was bought) but a rather recent advancement for skates is they are slightly heat moldable. Skate shops have these convection oven that bake the skate for a few minutes... then the customer ties up the skate and wears them for awhile in order to mold the boot to the foot, producing a better fit. It makes it so there is just about zero break-in time (used to take AT LEAST a few hours of skating before skates would be broken in).
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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Yes, I bet Michigan had a few more options than around here for skates!
I was definitely planning on having him try on the skates. I have had skates before and it would be impossible to pick them out for someone else.
Really neat about the heat mold-ability. I had custom made skates back in the day, but even they took several hours to break in.
Thanks again!
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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Oh, shut up Chris. Your prices suck.

Ronnie
Not to mention they don't even sell the x:60's on their site... nor does anyone sell the x:60's as they are 3 years old and have been replaced by another model.
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