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Apache Light

P1155Z2871
(15)
$105.66
$126.80

The Andrea Boldrini Apache Light has been derived from the Apache 4 but has a softer midsole and is slightly less aggressive making it a bit more versatile on the rock.

These shoes seem to fit the foot like a glove, much like the rest of the Andrea Boldrini range and feature the X-tension rubber which stabilises the foot well on thin edges. The Apache Light has a full rubber rand which is remounted to the upper making for brilliant toe-hooking abilities.

Performance and comfort have both been catered for with a micro fiber upper to minimise stretch and undressed leather at the rear of the shoe maintain comfort levels.

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This sizing advice is based on two pairs of brand new shoes. Leather shoes tend to stretch more than synthetic shoes. When switching from synthetic to leather you may want to select a smaller size.

The Andrea Boldrini Apache Light has been derived from the Apache 4 but has a softer midsole and is slightly less aggressive making it a bit more versatile on the rock.

These shoes seem to fit the foot like a glove, much like the rest of the Andrea Boldrini range and feature the X-tension rubber which stabilises the foot well on thin edges. The Apache Light has a full rubber rand which is remounted to the upper making for brilliant toe-hooking abilities.

Performance and comfort have both been catered for with a micro fiber upper to minimise stretch and undressed leather at the rear of the shoe maintain comfort levels.

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Reviews & ratings

Average rating

Based on 15 ratings
3.8

Product reviews (5)

Kiran Payne
Kiran Payne
Nov 11, 2015

I've owned 2 pairs of these over the past year. They are my preferential bouldering shoes over my Apache 5s and the solutions.
The first pair fit beautifully after about a month of painful breaking in. The rubber over the toes was quite stiff and initially toe hooks felt like my toes were going to snap. Heel hooks and toe placement on thin edges was perfect due to the great edge on the toes and the all encompassing heel rubber. Never had any doubts when using my heel or toe.
This second pair are all around better. The rubber all over the shoe is much softer, so breaking them in isn't so painful. The rubber seems stickier as well. The leather on the inner sole is softer, meaning it's more comfortable to wear. The breaking in process has not been nearly as painful. The new design also has a special tongue on the heel for putting the shoe on - makes life a lot easier. In either case, the rubber is extremely soft and doesn't seem to last as long as other models such as the shamans or solutions.
The biggest compromise is that fact the huge amount of rubber on the toe box makes breaking them in quite tough on the toes. But I'd highly recommend these over their successor the Apache 5. The single piece toe box on the Apache 5 is cool and great for slab work... But nerve wrecking on thin edges that aren't slabs.

Dec 20, 2012

Having received my shoes less than 24 hours after placing my order ( paid the next day delivery, £2.50 well worth it).
I wear a Boreal Storm in a size 8.5 and these are a 7.5 (41) which was the size that BF shoe guide had recommended (well it said 7.5, they however list 2 sizes of 7.5) a quick email to BF and a very quick reply later and I had the 7.5 (41)'s on there way.
I finally got to wear them yesterday for a gym session which lasted over 4 hours, and only needed to take them off twice and that was only because the person I was climbing with was working a route.
They are very comfortable once on your feet (not what you expect when the shoe is covered in about 70% rubber), and I love the vacuum sound when taking them off so there really is no dead space in them.
The reason behind going for the Andrea Boldrini was twofold. Firstly, I had heard that they were a very comfy shoe but retained a technical shoe performance. Secondly, My feet don't fit the LaSportiva lasts, so I wanted a shoe that was like the Katana's ( everyone I climb with has them, and says how good they are)

So to conclude.
If you want a pair of super comfy, still technical shoes but your feet don't fit LaSportiva give them a go. You won't regret it.

Only a few of down sides.
They cost nearly £100 ( but then so do Katana's).
You may have to try a pair on and send them back as the sizing might be a little different than you are use to ( I was lucky in they fitted perfect first time, LaSportiva sizes should work as a good guide).
And finally BF at the moment don't stock the whole range of the Boldrini Shoes, which hopefully will change sooner or later when people find out how good the shoes are.

Phil  Jack
Phil Jack
Jul 04, 2012

After writing my previous review I contacted Boldrini and explained what had happened to the shoe, they told me that it had been a bad batch of glue and offered to completely replace the sole for free. I have now been using the repaired shoes for 6 months and I am happy to say that they are wearing very well ... Great shoes!! When I sent the shoes back to be repaired I also sent back a pair of Apache 5s for resole , it cost 19 euros for the pair, which is great, but instead of just cutting away part of the old sole and glueing on a new front they replaced the whole front piece so the shoes are like new! Very happy with the service and doesn't make the price seem too bad when you can get them resoled and returned like new at that price.

Phil Jack
Phil Jack
Jan 01, 2012

Like the previous reviewer unfortunately my shoes are peeling away at the front after only 3 of months of use. This is a real shame as I have to say that they are probably the best and most comfortable all rounders I have ever owned. I usually wear Miura VS' for this purpose but as they were out of stock I decided to try these, I have a pair of the Apache 5's for bouldering which I am very happy with and seem to be wearing well. Hopefully Boldrini address this issue as I would love to continue to use them but until they do I will be buying the revamped Apache 4 instead.

Paul Highams
Paul Highams
Dec 08, 2011

These shoes promise so much, but suffer from a poor design. The rubber on the sole around the front of the shoe is too thin and within weeks the edge starts to come away from the boot. I've sent two pairs back with the same problem.

But they are very comfortable and perform well, I've had other models by boldrini and they are fine, just avoid this model.

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