Apex introduced its first shoe in 1971. Nearing its 50th anniversary, the model 1201 was known as 'the healing shoe' and for good reason. The 1201 upper is made of stretchable Spandex® and was designed to accommodate a variety of injuries and other foot conditions where pain and swelling can make a foot's life extremely difficult and uncomfortable.
By the late 1990s, having firmly established itself as the most respected and successful therapeutic footware company in America, Apex developed and launched its first athletic shoe. With the X521, the company was well on its way to revolutionizing the 'medical' shoe industry.
With the new millennium came a growing awareness and appreciation for health as lifestyle. The cost of healthcare had been sky-rocketing for decades and Americans of all ages and socio-economic groups were feeling the effect. Insurance was more and more expensive, plans increasingly complicated and restrictive and appointments harder to get. It made sense, then, that Health and Wellness was on the minds of many. An apple a day was no longer enough to keep the doctor away.
The 'new' Apex delivers the same industry-leading construction, finest materials and exceptional comfort & support that our customers have come to expect, plus a fresh and exhilarating focus on style that they absolutely love.