SIDI Apex Boots
very pleased, would purchase again, fit true to size, comfortable to wear when not on the bike as well
September 1, 2014
Great Product - Great Brand
I have logged just over 400 miles on these boots. The fit and finish work is typical Sidi quality and is matched second to none especially at this price point. I have used Sidi cycling shoes for over 20 years and have come to appreciate their long term durability and overall quality.
The ability to replace small parts from wear and tear is a great feature and the Lorica will no doubt hold up well overtime. Sizing was one size down from what I normally wear in the cycling shoes but Revzilla's return process is quick and painless.
The boots have great airflow and make for a awesome commuter and weekend riding boot. The only draw back is the lack of insole and carries over to all of their shoes. This is a somewhat non issue as quality insoles can be had for next to nothing. I have a small volume foot so this will help take up just a bit of wiggle room in the boots once done.
August 26, 2014
I was excited to get these boots and used them frequently after they came. Comfort on the bike is much better than off the bike. On the bike. I give the boots a 4.5 on the bike and 2.5 off the bike. They are great for short rides but the cost of wearing them escalates with a full day of riding. The toe box and cuff both become uncomfortable for me after a day of riding.
August 18, 2014
Excellent protection in all day wear - needs some break-in
This is my third pair of Sidi boots, I keep buying them because the quality is superb. My first pair of Sidi boots were purchased in 2000 (Vertebra Race). I got a hole in them this year, and it was finally time to replace them.
I chose a lower boot this time (my first pair was a full race boot) and the newer boots have many great features. It has all of the protection (minus the tibia) of a full race boot - specifically heel, ankle and toes. I work in an OR where I see a lot of orthopedic surgery, and protecting my ankle and foot was the most important protection to me, a tib/fib fracture is easy to fix when compared to an ankle or foot! You definitely need this kind of protection in a boot, leather alone does nothing to protect your foot as a bike falls on it, or your foot slams into a sign or guard rail, or just from your foot hitting the ground at speed.
The boot feels almost slipper-like, perfectly fits my foot (I've got normal feet - no odd widths or anything), but until broken in, I'd get "hot spots" on my pinky-toes. Walking around in them for a couple of days was hard on the pinky toes, but the boots broke in and are good for all day riding and walking now.
I love the replaceable pads, the air vents, and the easy in-and-out. The zipper on my old pair lasted over 10 years, and I have no doubt this pair will as well.
Very comfortable, breatheable material, excellent protection and good looking. I highly recommend this boot!
June 26, 2014
Does the job
The look and protection is good, the vents are great while riding, but the boots are hot walking in. They also feel like your walking in a loose ski boot. It wants to hold your leg bent forward or back and so walking in them your leg shifts around uncomfortably. I feel like there is too much movement, but a size smaller would crush my toes. It's because there is no freedom to bend at the ankle. As someone who's used to laced up boots where my ankle is snug, but can bend this feels strange. I'm getting used to it with time and feel my feet are well protected while riding, they just aren't great for walking around in when off the bike.
June 18, 2014
The boots arrived on time and in good condition. I wear a size 46 with Nike, Reebok and Adidas sneakers, so I ordered a 46 and the fit was excellent. The styling is amazing and beautiful, a well designed pair of boots. The boots are a bit stiff but that's because they're still new. I removed the screws on the attachments applied a little loctite and put them back. They feel sturdy and I hope they last long.
May 24, 2014
Great looking boot with low-key flair
This boot appeals to me by providing a cheaper alternative to the sidi full size boot and less flashy for street riding. Whether you're wearing a riding suit or casual clothes, this fits the bill. I just wore it this past weekend (70 to 80 deg.) on and off the bike, it felt comfortable with the vents open. Although I did paired this boot with a coolmax powersocks and Dr. Scholls gel inserts (thus my reason to buy it 1/2 size up). It also gives me wiggle room to put on thicker socks in the winter. The boot fits well all around but has ample room below the shin. I solved this by wearing my ICON shin and knee guard. I love how easy it was to get in and out of these boots. Thus the down side is, no adjustability. I don't care what they say about the adjustable Velcro on top but I think it's only function was to close and protect the zipper. The only thing that I would change about these boots would be to waterproof it and add rear exit vents.
April 14, 2014
pretty sweet boots
They take some time to break in. Not too bad to walk around off the bike . I wouldn't walk far. I used the size chart , they fit perfect. They have a vent on the side that kinda works. You can feel the controls pretty good. Not a bad boot good pertection. Better than a speaker. They warm in cool weather. I ride a hypermotard work fine with that
April 7, 2014