Jason & I had finished skiing for the day, sat down on a bench at the base area of Copper Mountain to put our cat tracks on our boots when we ran into another skier that was calling it a day. He sat down next to Jason and proceeded to take his Apex boots off. It only required unhooking a couple of buckles and he stepped out of a ski boot frame but remained in boots that looked like snowboard boots. He connected a strap to the ski boot frames and was ready to throw them over his shoulder and head out.
It turns out the boots he was wearing were Apex ski boots. The gentleman said he has type 2 diabetes and as a result has a lot of problems with his feet. If it wasn’t for these boots, he may have had to give up skiing. He continued to tell us how comfortable and warm the Apex boots are and that they are even easy to put on. The outer frames connect to your skis just like any other boots so no special bindings are required. That day he was trying out the high performance boots which run around $899. Other versions of the boots are available as well. He was definitely a raving fan of these Apex boots.
Demo the Boots
Apparently there is an Apex Demo Center in the Denver Metro area. According to this skier, they offer a week long demo for $100. You can then apply your demo money towards your purchase if you decide to buy.
The thought of comfortable, warm ski boots that are easy to walk in before and after you ski is intriguing. These boots also make hike to terrain and back country options sound much better than hiking in my current ski boots or carrying ski boots as I snowshoe up the mountain. When the time comes for new ski boots, these Apex boots are going to be on my list as an option to try.