As big fans of the lace-up, and rather expensive, Giro Empire, pulling on the more affordable Apeckx could have gone one of two ways.
Fortunately, it went in a very positive direction. Weighing 285g, for a size 42, using a non-carbon DuPont Zytel sole didn’t create a noticeable weight or stiffness penalty. The moulded EVA footbed provided plenty of comfort too, especially when donning winter socks.
The nylon outer wiped clean easily, but with an obvious lack of vents, there could be an issue of over-heating in warmer climates, but all in all a cracking pair of shoes for £100.