SIDI Apex Boots
Great low cut boot.
I was in the market for a everyday commuter boot and this hit the nail dead on the head. Good stylish boot with protection where I needed it. I wear a 14 in basketball shoes and 13-13.5 in running shoes so I ordered the 48. Upon first trying them on I was less than impressed with the fit. They were very flat and tall in dimensions so my foot moved too much in them. I was about to return them when I went back and skimmed through the reviews on here, and another poster mentioned putting soles in them. HUGE DIFFERENCE. This remedy took all the play out of the vertical moment and provided me with great arch support.
Now that they are broken in, I have no issues walking in them when running short errands. They don't stand out too obnoxiously and I have gotten several compliments on them off the bike.
Overall it's a great boot and I would suggest them to a friend.
February 18, 2014
Great everyday boots
I've been looking for a good low-cut boot for everyday riding, think commuting back and forth to work and the like. Having worn and used Sidi products in the past I was obviously drawn to this boot and decided to give it a go.
It's a little stiff out of the box but that's to be expected with this kind of a boot - and it loosens up a bit to accommodate you and your riding position pretty quick. I tend to wear a 10.5 - 11 in shoes so I decided to go with the 45 here and it feels a little loose, but not so much as to feel like it's going to come off or become a distraction. With the vents open I feel like I get plenty of air flow, so I think these will make me happy come summer.
As other users have mentioned, it's a bit stiff in the sole and slightly uncomfortable to walk around in, and while that's not really what they are made for, they do just fine in that regard.
In short : they may not offer the same level of protection as a full height boot but if you are looking for something a little less flash and aggressive for everyday use, these are a great choice.
February 10, 2014
Worried It wouldn't fit
After watching the reviews, I was worried that this boot wouldn't accommodate my standard D size width. It turns out the foot bed is pretty good, no pinching or constriction. I had selected this boot for it's technical protection and that seemed pretty much in line.
However, I have more narrow shin circumference apparently than this boot is built for...which is more oval than tapering to a round fit, so it was a few sizes too big above the ankle bone so the boot knocked back and forth..sloppy around the top. There was limited velcro pad adjustment, essentially just a closure over the zipper so I couldn't pull the top snug. Moving back and forth in the boot at the top was disconcerting not to mention the test walk on the carpet kept banging my shin. The inside ankle protection was slightly too far to the rear to properly line up with the bone but the outside slider was spot on so that was also a consideration.
I'm hoping the full size boot I also ordered with the inner clamshell design will be more suited for a firm fitment as I want to concentrate on riding not on the slosh at the top of my boot distraction.
For kicking around the street, I'm going to try one of the newer technical shoes once Rev gets them in stock. Really appreciate the returns policy as I can see getting a good fit for any rider is a bit of trial and error already.
Had high hopes for this product. Overall, the build and quality of the product was excellent with no observed defects or other QA mistakes that I've seen on some other brands.
October 23, 2013
Really nice boots
I haven't owned these boots very long, but I really like them. They are somewhat comfortable to walk in if you're use to motorcycle boots. The only issue I've had with this boot is there is to much slack around the upper ankle portion. I found a work around, by folding my socks down to take up some of the slack. I'm a size 10 and I have somewhat wide feet, so going down a size won't work.
September 30, 2013
First riding boot I have owned. Very comfortable. Great amount of protection for a small boot. Look and feel great!
September 24, 2013
SIDI Apex Boots
I wear 12-13 shoe size and ordered euro 47 which fits just a tad bid snug but not enough to be uncomfortable. I ride everywhere with these boots and feels safe and comfortable in any type of weather! I even get compliments when off the bike. Style, fit and function. Very happy that I made the purchase.
September 16, 2013
Better than I thought
I was a little iffy about these boots when I first took a look at them but I am glad i bought them. If you have semi wide feet they will fit great. Easy on and off just wish they vented a little better.
September 6, 2013
The boots fit great. The replaceable skid plates are a nice feature. This allows you to just replace the plate instead of buying a new boot. One thing to keep in mind is that these are not full length boots. They don't adjust around the top so it may be a little loose around the upper ankle.
August 26, 2013