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I ski the MC-2

  • Performance: The Best,
  • Fit: Great,
  • Warmth: Great,
  • Comfort The Best
  • Overall Experience: The Best

"I used the MC-3 for the 2016-2017 season. I am the Assistant Director of our local Snow Sports school and spend 40-60 hours a week at the mountain. I am PSIA-AASI certified level 1 in both Skiing and Snowboarding.I often switch back and forth between both. I hope to try the XP this year. The inner boot is very comfortable and easy to wear all day. It worked very well as a snowboard boot for me. The inner boot is stiffer than a traditional snowboard boot. This makes it very responsive for riding and does not give up any comfort. Then to go skiing all you have to do is clip into the external frame and you are set. The performance of the boot as a ski boot is fantastic. I have skied the boots while teaching first time lessons all the way to wide open on double diamonds. I did all of my Alpine Level 1 prep in these boots. The external frame has the same adjustments of any full shell boot, flex, forward stance, side cant. There is also space for custom foot beds if needed. I was very happy with the MC-3 and look forward to getting a chance to try the XP."

Donald - Assistant Director

I ski the MC-X

  • Performance: The Best,
  • Fit: The Best,
  • Warmth: The Best,
  • Comfort The Best
  • Overall Experience: The Best

"I finally found a dealer, traveled two hours to get there. Well it was worth the trip. I have been away from skiing for a little over 20 years, this is my second season back. I have been suffering with foot cramps in my right foot, I make 3-4 runs and it is all I can do to walk into the lodge, take my boots off and rub my foot for a 1/2 hour then go through the pain again. One of the instructors at the ski area that I have a pass mentioned Apex boots, I watched the videos, read the reviews and had to give them a try. I bought the MC-X and skied it this past Sunday and I was more than impressed. I skied 4 runs top to bottom faster than I have ever skied before with great control, great comfort, and guess what no cramp in my right foot. The 4 runs were twice the length of my home mountain. I took a short break with my boots on with no pain, then it was time to do it again. I skied hard until noon, it was starting slush up. This was the first trip and I cannot wait to ski this boot some more. I cannot wait to share this with others. You need some shops in NH and ME or you could just have me travel around and brag about these boots."

Charles - Project super

I ski the Apex MC-X

  • Performance: Great,
  • Fit: The Best,
  • Warmth: The Best,
  • Comfort The Best
  • Overall Experience: The Best

"First off, my first ski season was 1953-54. I’ve seen and experienced every innovation in ski boot design from leather lace-ups, leather buckle-ups, plastic shelled boots, various rear-entry styles, etc. I’m willing to say that Apex ski boots probably represent the most radical rethinking of ski boot design since the 1970s Scott and Hanson boots. 40 years ago I worked in the winter sports industry in both specialty retail ski shops and for an Austrian ski and boot manufacturer. I have personally fit hundreds, perhaps over a thousand pair of ski boots, a large percentage of them requiring significant custom fitting. I was in the market for new boots because I had pretty much thrashed a pair of 17-year-old four-buckle, conventional boots.

 Performance notes—
 Circumstances made it possible for me to ski both the Apex XP and Apex MC-X. I ski at Snowbasin, Utah. When I skied the Apex XPs it was the first clear day after two weeks of almost daily snow. The terrain was mixed, some intermediate groomers, a stretch of Grizzly, the 2002 Men’s Olympic Downhill race course, and some chopped up powder. I have to admit being astonished at how snappy those old Volants skied. The Apex XP boots made them feel like they a totally different ski. All that to say, the Apex XPs drove the skis wonderfully well, giving me the best ride I ever had on them. The lean on the boot frame was set all the way forward. I sometimes like to “stand up” and cruise on a flat ski. ‘Wasn’t happening with the frame set up firm and forward. I’m 70 years old and decided I didn’t need a boot as aggressive as the Apex XP, so I purchased the Apex MC-X. There is a striking difference in the two boots, the XP obviously being more high performance. I’ve put in several days and over 75,000 vertical feet in varied terrain and snow conditions from powder, groomers, crud, and spring “mashed potatoes” on the MC-X boots. They handled all skiing situations with no disappointments.I was sufficiently confident in their performance that I used them for an unwise high-speed, ski-my-age-in-mph run. I can also relax and cruise in them. I also ski with a 9-year-old grandson who is deaf and on the autism spectrum. He’s in his third season and a fair skier. At this year’s special winter olympics races he took two silver medals. But skiing with him can be strenuous because it’s slow, often wedging. The Apex MC-X’ were solid performers when I had to ski backwards in front of my grandson while communicating in American Sign Language. 

Fit notes—
 Apex’ comfort and fit claims are not exaggerated. I have a wide, high-volume, size 10 foot, which may be at the outside of Apex’ fit range. I was able to refit the Apex MC-X liner by “cooking” it a bit and wearing it with a couple of sock tips under my ski socks to stretch the width. There were mild pressure points at the outside of my insteps where the front straps connect to the frames. Those pressure points worked themselves out in a couple of days’ skiing. Lastly, they are indeed all-day boot. I put the boots on at home, drive to the mountain, ski all day, and then drive home in them."

Neal - Clergy (retired)

I ski the XP

  • Performance: Great,
  • Fit: Great,
  • Warmth: Great,
  • Comfort Great
  • Overall Experience: Great

"I’m a volunteer instructor for adaptive snowsports, assisting folks who may have some physical or cognitive challenges, during their alpine ski or snowboard lessons. The Apex boot system seems like a perfect solution for me, since I usually don’t know ahead of time which gear I will be using each day. So I did a demo using Apex boots on my recent volunteer day.
The walkable boots are warm and comfortable, and allow me to get prepared in advance and still navigate easily indoors or outdoors around the base area. The 2 BOA closures provide a snug fit that can be tailored to your foot, ankle, and lower leg.
For skiing, I can mount the exterior chassis onto the skis ahead of time, and leave them attached to the bindings. Then when the ski lesson starts, I can comfortably walk to the lift area and strap into the bindings just before getting into the lift line. While skiing, the chassis straps and walkable boots provided me both comfort and control, whether my legs were leaning forward or to the side in the boots. My “standard” snowboard boots also have the 2 BOA closures, and the Apex walkable boots provide the same secure fit. You can comfortably walk to the lift line, then strap onto the board. I think the Apex walkable boot has a slightly smaller profile inside the bindings than my snowboard boots, with a slightly thinner exterior sole. And they reach slightly taller on my shin, so this provides some additional comfort and control. I usually cruise on the groomed runs – the fit was very comfortable, and I didn’t see any difference in performance on my board while using the Apex boots."

David - Volunteer Ski Instructor (retired)


I ski the ML-1

  • Performance: The Best,
  • Fit: The Best,
  • Warmth: The Best,
  • Comfort The Best
  • Overall Experience: The Best

"After skiing for 5 years in ski boots, I knew that I needed to find new boots, or give up skiing completely. In 2016 I put my head in my hands and said to my friend, "I can't do this anymore, I have to give up skiing." I have a minor heart condition that causes my circulation to be very poor throughout so the traditional ski boots were causing the complete loss of feeling in my feet and the feeling of needles in my calf muscles. My toes would turn completely purple, almost black, but it wasn't from the cold as I was skiing on 50 degree days occasionally in the spring time. I tried professional boot fittings and everything else you could imagine. Finally I remembered some very different boots I saw a skier using at a resort and decided to give it one more try if I could find them. I found APEX. I skied in them for 6+ hours last week and I know now that I can continue skiing and feel the freedom and joy pain free on the mountains while I take in the views and hear the birds in the trees. I had so many questions about them and you betcha I told them where they could look and get their own. APEX saved my feet and because of APEX, I can continue skiing for as long as my body allows it. I took off the boots at the end of the day and I was amazed that there was complete absence of pain! It blew my mind. I bawled happy tears. I skied in 12 degree temperatures with a wind chill well below zero and my feet stayed warm. APEX has blown my mind and for anyone out there wondering whether or not they are worth the purchase, ... yes yes yes... o my goodness yes. Do it. Buy them, use them, love them. They will love you right back and if you think you can't enjoy skiing anymore than you already do... put these on and see that you CAN enjoy skiing even more and WALK NORMALLY to a "snack/drink break". You can not go wrong with these...THANK YOU APEX!
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Kirah - Outreach Manager

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