Customer Reviews Of:
Apex MC-X Alpine Ski Boots - BOA® (For Men)
Closeouts. Walk to the mountain in the comfort of a boot before strapping its rigid chassis. The open-chassis design of the Apex MC-X Alpine ski boots allow riders to lock in or step out of the stiff frame without sacrificing a reliable, quick-reaction connection with alpine bindings.
Reviewed by El Presidente from Lake Tahoe on Monday, December 11, 2017Like them.
Got a few days at Heavenly Resort.
Although a little wider than hard shell boots, are fine if you take an aggressive stance. (Required on my Head Monsters) combined soft boot and skeleton hard shell are a bit heavy.....but all of this is on the surface, after all.
Still don’t recommend driving in these. .....bummer
Verified Buyer Reviewed by El Presidente from Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, October 24, 2017Is only October in Tahoe. So I can only review what I know so far.
Have always been envious of friend’s snow board boots. Especially when hiking runs. These are an interesting move to rectify the difference.
Pluses and minuses:
Plus...warm, especially with liner. Fit is really good, especially for medium or wide feet. Unlike most ski boots, which pull insert to one side via hard shell straps, these center fit before skeleton hard shell is engaged. Lots of adjustments available.
Minus...is a bit higher on calf than current Debellos. Hard shell profile is 1 1/2 inch longer requiring re-drilling. Wouldn’t drive a car with soft shell. (Can’t angle ankle) although I have friends who drive in ski boots hard shells. God bless them.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Keith T from California on Monday, January 4, 2016It 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.