Originally Posted by rod9301
Pondguy, are you working for apex?
Since you joined a few months ago, all your posts are for apex boots?
Ok if you do, but if you haven't disclosed out, that's really bogus.
I don't work for Apex, do you work for a company that makes the competition? I've been a software engineer and IT project manager for over 30 years. As for all my posts being about Apex, well, this thread IS about Apex. I found it in doing some of my research before buying a pair. I like them because they literally saved skiing for me. If these didn't work, I was going to have to quit skiing or, shudder, convert to boarding. I found a product that does what is advertised and I want to let others know about them.
I've had 7 pairs of boots since I started skiing in 2003 - I've bought more boots than I have skis! All were fitted by expert bootfitters here in Denver, Winter Park, Breckenridge, and Vail. Everything but the Apex boots needed punching and stretching and grinding and modifications for this and for that and and custom this and custom that and electric and chemical foot warmers, all trying to get them to fit and keep my feet from freezing and the results were the same in ALL of them till now. I could ski for a few hours a day at most then had to stop because I was in pain or had extremely cold feet and usually both. I would have to make excuses for hot chocolate breaks in the lodge but in reality just wanted to unbuckle my boots. Hell, I used to water ski for longer stretches than I could snow ski in any of my old boots. And it seemed like I was in the bootshop more than I was on the slopes and in the case of my last set of boots, that's not an exaggeration. The ONLY thing that is custom about my Apex boots are the footbeds. I put them on in the shop and they fit without any work at all. I have not had any pain in them. I have not had a moment of cold feet - just the opposite since I now get proper blood flow and my feet stay warm the way they're supposed to. I could wear these day in and day out as regular snow boots if I wanted. Would you go out and shovel snow and chop wood in your hard shell ski boots? And before you go there, I ski just about anything but bumps - my knees were shot in road running and on water skis long before learning to snow ski. I would call myself more advanced than intermediate and I have not found any problems with these boots. If anything, I have gotten better since I can spend longer on the slopes and I can think about skiing and not about my feet. With Apex this season, I've skied first chair to last chair. I would NEVER have been able to do that before. I've skied Loveland Pass in these. I just have to kick out of the skeletons leaving them in the bindings and hike the ridge then ski to the bottom. My wife picks me up and takes me to the top and I do it again. The last time I hiked that ridge in hard boots, it was agony.
So, yes, I support them and will continue to. If you've tried them and they're not your cup of tea, fine. No problem. Tell us why and let's discuss that, it would be interesting. But if you haven't tried them and ridicule them just because they're different, then you need to look deep inside yourself. New things are always ridiculed at first and no one wants to hear the uninformed bitch. Shaped skis were frowned upon by the masses for a long time. Fat skis, narrow skis, rocker, wood core, metal core. The variety is there because EVERYONE is looking for something different. Not everyone skis the same.
p.s. there you go crgildart. get a bag of popcorn for me, too!