SIDI Apex Boots
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
SIDI makes great products like these boots
SIDI makes great products like these boots.
I wear these boots everyday.
They are super fast to put on thanks to the side zipper.
Once in it i feel more protected than my previous boots.
I recommend them for commuters or weekend riders.
March 31, 2014
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