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Get in the sturdy and warm BC 1575 before you commit to another long tour through the mountains.

Gear up for another long Saturday tour through the hills when you lace up the warm and supportive Alpina BC 1575 Touring Boot at the trailhead. With a layer of Thinsulate insulation throughout, your foot can stay warm as you ascend the slow-rising ridge to a windy summit, and with hard plastic on the ankle, this medium flex, tall boot remains stable as you drop your knee on the decent.
  • 75mm BC Vibram sole is tough and attaches to your binding for a solid transfer of power and control
  • Toe box protects your foot from hidden stumps and rocks along your route
  • Speed lacing system and Power strap quickly tighten the BC 1575 to form a union with your foot for a predictable and subtle energy transition
  • Anatomic shaped footbed cradles your arch as you glide your way through the woods and then take the steeper run back to the trailhead

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1 5

Pretty bad

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After a few years, the velcro on the top binding has come unglued. Attempts to reglue the velcro have failed.
Even when the boots worked, they left much to be desired. Completely agree with jimp795809's complaints about the tongue.

I'm now looking for a better replacement boot.

2 5

Not Great

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The lacing system needs to be redesigned. There is a stiff leather tongue that makes it impossible to properly tighten the laces. Above that is a soft pillowy tongue that doesn't protect your foot from the laces if you snug them up. The result is a loose fit. Other than the lace issue, the boots work ok. They are light and warm, but not very stiff. Not great for those backcountry turns.

Do they make this boot in a 41? Is it a...

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Do they make this boot in a 41? Is it a good fit for a low profile women's foot?

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Yes this boot does come in a 41 and we should have more in that size coming back in stock sometime in early February. I also think the Alpina BC 1575 Touring Boot would be an excellent for a slimmer woman's foot.

how much does a pair of these boots weigh,...

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how much does a pair of these boots weigh, please?

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The Alpina BC 1575 Touring Boots weigh approx. 64oz for the pair.

4 5

Good Fit

Wear them on Rossignol BC70 skis ,with Voile bindings, mostly for ungroomed not to steep trails, and on groomed as well. Good fit, warm, and great support.

Size 9.5 shoe size...should i go with the...

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Size 9.5 shoe size...should i go with the 43 or 44?

thanks

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I would go with a 44. You can always use a Superfeet Green or Orange, and wear a thicker sock. Also, keep in mind that Backcountry has a very good return policy, which you could utilize IF you aren't satisfied with the fit of the 44.

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I'm a perfect 10.5 M and 44 Euro. I used to sell shoes for Sears and ski boots for a variety of specialty and general sporting goods stores. Consequently, I have worn quite a few shoes.

I wear a women's 8.5-9, depending on the...

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I wear a women's 8.5-9, depending on the shoe, which usually translates to a 40 or 40.5.
How do these compare? I also have narrow ankles and low arch, so would need something without a lot of volume in the forefoot. Maybe Alpinas are not the answer for me. Any suggestions for a boot similar to this?
thx

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If you have tried the Alpinas and they didn't work, then try the Fischer BCX 675s.

Looking for a set up to get into the back...

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Looking for a set up to get into the back country...5 miles or so into drainages along the floor....backcountry ski style..yet be able to climb with skins and come down tele or alpine style...seems like it is one or the other...any suggestion? Thank you

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This boot or any of the other lightweight tele boots sound like they will match your plans. Try also the Scarpa T4, Crispi Antarctic, Fischer BCX875 or Rossi BCX11.

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Looking for a set up to get into the back...

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Looking for a set up to get into the back country...5 miles or so into drainages along the floor....backcountry ski style..yet be able to climb with skins and come down tele or alpine style...seems like it is one or the other...any suggestion? Thank you

Will these boots work with the older model...

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Will these boots work with the older model 3 pin bindings? I bought my ski's in 1980

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Yes. Should be no problem. The 75mm "duckbill" toe hasn't changed in 70+ years.

Hi there,

would these be a good match...

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Hi there,

would these be a good match with the Voile mountaineer 3-pin binding ,
on Fischer Boundless skis .
Is the sole flex soft enough , not to cause tip dive while touring in bottomless powder. ( Like i experienced w/ Scarpa t2x's)

Also - i really like boots w/ tortionally supportive soles and a high schaft. Is this the case with these boots.

Oh ... do they fit mens narrow feet well , esp. w/ narrow ankles .

Thanks,
Erik

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Erik, My experience is that this boot would be a good fit based on your performance and gear needs, but may run a little wide. Alpinas tend that way, but only your foot can tell.

4 5

Good boots

very good boots for backcountry skiing in easy terrain, warm (used down to -20degC, no problems) and comfortable.

Will the heel on the Alpina BC 1575...

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Will the heel on the Alpina BC 1575 accommodate a telemark binding? Are these designed to be used with cables?

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Yes. I just bought a pair of Alpina BC 1575 boots today, and I verified that they are compatible with the Rotefella cable bindings on my tele skis. There is a groove around the back of the boot and the plastic lever that flips up to engage the cable binding fits into this groove. I got the boots primarily to fit in lighter-weight 3-pin bindings that I use for touring in the BWCA. I verified that they fit into at least two different types of lighter-weight 75mm 3-pin bindings, but they didn't fit into the 75mm 3-pin bindings in the store where I bought the boots. The sole was slightly too thick for that binding.

I wear a size 8 shoe, which is 38 1/2 in...

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I wear a size 8 shoe, which is 38 1/2 in European sizes. Since these boots-as with most ski boots-are 38 or 39, should I size up or down?

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I wear a size 7.5 shoe. I have nordic boots that no longer fit me and they are a size 38. I think the 38 is a size 7. I have a pair of Salomon nordic boots that say 38 2/3 and they also say US 7! These boots fit me great. I'm able to wiggle my toes. You don't want a boot too tight around your toes or you could get frost bite. That has happened to me with boots that are too tight. You need to wiggle your toes. I just ordered a size 39 Alpina boot because I know the 38 will be too tight. Just some info. If you wear an 8, I would go with the 39; nothing smaller.