SIDI Apex Boots
It is what they say it is.
Great comfort and style. Breathes well. Suprisingly stiff. Would purchase again.
February 27, 2015
Feels strong and safe, but not flexible.
I've gone out on a three hour ride with these boots and this was my experience:
It's hard to describe but the ankle flexibility just feels limited. It's like my ankle moves inside the boot and the boot itself doesn't respond. I missed a gear when I was accelerating and couldn't tell from the feel of it.
The size is large. I'm a 10.5 street shoe and went with the 11. Definitely too big.
I will say that my foot feels extremely protected for a short boot. Perhaps all of this would be solved if I sized down to a 10, but the stiffness really did get to me.
February 26, 2015
I chose these Sidi Apex boots because I was looking for boots that would provide good protection for street riding, would feel comfortable and look good. I'm completely satisfied with them! They are exceptionally comfortable while I'm riding, and also very comfortable when walking short distances. And they look great -- stylish, but not overstated. Also, they look like they would provide good protection if needed.
The fit seems slightly on the small side. However, when I tried going up one size the boot was way too big, so I ended up sticking with the size that I usually wear.
One minor criticism is that the insole is glued in. I needed to remove the insoles so that I could put my custom orthotics in the boots. This was difficult to do because Sidi used very strong glue. Fortunately only in a few places (i.e., not applied to the entire underside of the insole), so I was eventually able to remove them to make room for my orthotics. But this will not affect most people and in any case I'm not going to deduct a star for such a minor inconvenience when I'm so impressed with the boots overall.
January 19, 2015
Good commuter motorcycyle boots!
These boots fit perfectly on me. You're sacrificing shin protection for something that is a bit more comfortable then a full blown motorcycle boot, but the rest of the protective features are there. The only thing I can really complain about is the opening of the boot; it's a bit too wide. I figure that the intent is for scrunching up the lower part of your pants and placing them inside the boot. This would be to avoid your pants getting stuck on something. It's nothing major to complain about but I would have liked them to have some kind of strap to close the opening a bit in the event I am not using it.
December 30, 2014
Excellent Boot For Street Riding
I got this boot because I wanted excellent protection and to be able to easily wear the boots under my jeans. I looked at the Fusion Boot but it did not fit under my jeans.
Overall this is a great boot because it combines protection with functionality. Perfect for quick trips to the gym or all day rides.
November 16, 2014
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