SIDI Apex Boots
Sweet Street Boots
These boots are a great choice for those wanting some upgraded protection from a tennis shoe and not wanting the hassle of strapping on a full-on race boot when you want run out the bike for a gallon of milk. I'd say these are excellent 3-season boots for moderate climates like Phoenix where you can wear them from April-November no problem without feeling the cold too much.
These boots fit fairly true to size as I wear a 10.5-11 street shoe and went with a size 45. These do not come with insoles so I slipped in a basic Vasque insole. They still fit fine (albeit snug) but I could walk around all day at a bike show if I wanted to without problems. I have worn them for about 200 miles now and at work for 3-4 hours at a time. I tried on the Dianese and A-Stars but these boots stood out with looks and quality even if they are a bit more then the equivalent A-Stars model.
These boots are high quality as are most SIDI products, good fit, and they look awesome. These boots are fairly low cut and do let the wind in around the ankle below my Aerostitch suit so if you want a winter boot go with a full-length cut boot.
November 3, 2015
Excellent lower cut boot
I have owned numerous SIDI motorcycle boots and default to them as my choice for footwear. I currently ride with a SIDI Vertigo boot, the Apex is essentially the same boot but in a lower cut. Their fit is true to size; I wear a 11.5 shoe and have found SIDI boots in an 11.5 / 45 to fit perfectly. They look awesome, offer great protection, and feel comfortable.
August 4, 2015
Really like these boots. Easy to get on and great protection. Only thing is got to break them in and wish they had another vent.
July 20, 2015
I was looking at several short boot types for everyday use. After much consideration I went with this boot. I think it's the best fit if you want a boot that suits everyday use. It has a vent that you can close when you want so this fits both summer and winter months. The finish on the product was amazing. No photo can do justice. All and all amazing product
June 8, 2015
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