SIDI Apex Boots Features Patented and trademarked Vertebra System protects the riders Achilles tendon Replaceable thermoplastic resin ankle ball protection cup Bolt on (not Velcro!) replaceable, adjustable and aerodynamic nylon scuff pads on the toe Composite inner sole Removable arch support Lorica outer construction Closable air vent Double stitched in all high stress areas All bolt on parts are replaceable Full length zip open entry Dual compound sole DuPont polymer toe shift pad Perforated Teflon treated nylon lining Shock absorbing heel cup
When I set out to find a daily use boot I knew I wanted something with good ankle support. My top 2 choices were the Dainese Dyno and These. I went with the Dyno's to begin with as they appeared to flow more air and my friends all recommended Dainese. Although the Dyno's are great and are comparable to these the toe protection dug into the top of my feet when walking which led me to exchange them for these.
A little further comparison, the Apex's don't have as much soft foam on the inside and fit a little looser than the dyno's but I suspect it's because the dyno's have an extremely narrow design. The Apex's are stiff! you might get a blister or two on the top of your ankles.
I would suggest getting some nice socks with these, normal ankle high socks will be a little short.
I usually wear a size 12.5 to 13 depending on brand. I ordered a size 46 as the 47 would have to be ordered from Italy and I didn't want to wait 3-4 weeks. Overall I was impressed with the boots.
However, I did end up returning them because although they fit comfortably when I would take a step the edge of the hard protection over the toe would press into the top of my foot. I wore them for about and hour and made small movements to see if they would stretch even a little as the pain of taking a full step was intense. Unfortunately nothing changed and I didn't want to risk scuffing the boots so I opted to exchange them.
They do offer very good ankle support though, which was my key reason for buying them. I was sad to have to return them as I really like their looks and protective qualities.