SIDI Apex Boots
Excellent short boots
I was looking for a pair of boots to commute to work, with out using a full boot or a riding sneaker, and this boots are the perfect answer to my requirement. And you can't go wrong with SIDI, this are a nice looking boots.
October 14, 2014
Great commuter boot
I wear these to work everyday and I don't really have any complaints. I like how I can wear them out to dinner with friends without looking too flashy and also how easy they are to put on and take off. The toe area is a little tight for my wider feet but either they broke in a little or I got used to it. All in all, I can see myself getting another pair if anything were to happen to these.
October 13, 2014
Great style & protection
Great boots that recall the look of full racing boots, and offer similar appearance and features (though with a lower cuff and price point). They appear to be quite durable, and the adjustable venting is functional.
Foot area seems true to size, and stiff footbed is great on the pegs (but would be murder to walk much distance). Cuff seems pretty large to me, but I'm not sure you'd tuck pant legs inside them (mostly because they are so much shorter than full race boots).
September 29, 2014
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