Verified Buyer Reviewed by Keith T from California on Monday, January 4, 2016
It took me a while to decide to order these boots. I read through blogs and reviews before finally making the decision to make the purchase. Why was I so hesitant? The combination of comfort, warm, walk-ability, and performance seemed too good to be true. Now I have only skied on these boots twice (though pretty much from the first chair to the last chair on both days), but I am really glad I made this purchase. I have taken these down all levels of terrain and have not once found them to be unresponsive. For full disclosure I previously had a set of intermediate boots (flex was somewhere between 100-110) and I have never been in expert level boots so I can't say how different in terms of performance they are compared to a very nice and very stiff hard boot. What I can say though is that skiing on these thing is comfortable and that means I'm having more fun on the mountain. My wide feel feel great in them and I no longer am in constant pain whenever I have to walk in my boots. To top it all off having to carry my seven year old son's skis and then getting him a hot chocolate has never been easier. Some advice if you get Apex boots - it takes a while figuring out how to get into the shells, but after a while it gets easier (it's still faster than getting the hard boots on and then walking to the chair). Also I bought some good ski straps (Viole) to carry my boot shells and that works really well. I really hope Apex becomes more popular in more areas as I hope to never go back to the hard boots again.