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Supportive, warm boots so you can save those 3-pin bindings from the landfill.

Have an XC setup with old school 75mm 3-pin bindings and can’t find boots? Don’t worry, Alpina has you covered with the Alpina Blazer Touring Boot. The Blazer Touring Boot’s synthetic upper provides support without feeling too stiff, helps retain heat, and keeps weight to a minimum. The cuff sits just above your ankle to prevent rolls and features, and the HF heel counter feels stable on backcountry or track skis.
  • Fits 75mm 3-pin bindings
  • Padded tongue for comfort and warmth
  • HF heel counter for stability

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3 5

Customer Review

A customer emailed with this review: The alpina blazer boots have one problem - the plastic eyelets keep breaking. Also, some of the the top tabs that hold the lace at the ankle broke, too. I've drilled a hole where the base of the plastic eyelet is sewn into the boot and run the lace through that as a mend. � Otherwise, the boots work fine. � I'm so glad I can finally find big enough boots (size 50) that I'm going to limp along with these since it's been years since I last cross country skied after my earlier pair fell apart and I could not find any big enough to replace them. I emailed Alpina as well noting the issue

3 5

Got what I paid for

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Though I am terribly disappointed to come to this page and find the product 20% cheaper than what I paid for it, this was the least expensive three pin boot I could find at the time. It is exactly that, an inexpensive cross country ski boot made of synthetic materials. It is suitable for the casual cross country skier, not the enthusiast or athlete. It suits my purpose without breaking the bank.

5 5

Very pleased

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Initial order of Alpina Blazer Touring Boot proved to be too small.
Customer service very helpful with upsizing and expedited return and replacement. Boots fit perfectly and work very well.

2 5

broken sole

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

In the 3 weeks I had these boots I used them a total of 8 times before the glue failed on the toes of both boots. They were very comfortable boots while I got to use them. I will order a second pair, but I don't have high confidence that they will last any longer. Very disappointed.

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Does the Alphina Blazer Touring boot work...

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Does the Alphina Blazer Touring boot work well with the Fritschi FT 88 binding? Also what would be the proper sizing for a US size 11 male?
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3 5

Low cost but not particularly durable.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My pair finally gave up the ghost today, my first actual trip to a groomed Nordic skiing area, in its seventh winter of very casual use. This boot is reasonably comfortable and is affordable. I have to appreciate that it supports the legacy 3-pin binding, allowing one to get into cross country skiing very cheaply via old ski/binding combinations people are selling out of their attic on eBay.

The use was tooling around parks and the lakefront in Chicago - very gentle use on almost perfectly flat terrain. Given the mild conditions for the past several winters, I'd put the total mileage at under 30 miles. About halfway into this mileage, the soles separated from the body of the boot at the toe, which required aggressive use of Shoe Goo to repair. This held until today, when the soles then separated at the heel and a little tumble going down a hill finally wrenched one of the soles completely off taking a chunk of the insole along with it. Note that if this happens to you, you'll be traipsing through brush beside the groomed trail, your sock on the ripped boot getting saturated with slowly melting snow. Thank goodness for wool.

Conditions are so beautiful this winter that I'm compelled to get another 3-pin pair of boots rather than configure a new set of skis/bindings/boots with modern technology. I think I'll pony up for a more expensive pair in hopes that this won't happen again.

1 5

Fell apart after mile 2.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These boots fell apart after the first use. The bouot separated from the sole. Highly disappointed! Complete waste for the price.

3 5

OK for the price

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These boots are warm and rather comfortable. But the 3rd time out I fell over and the sole came partially off of the boot. I glued it back together. They still work better than the old shoes but I keep re-enforcing the glue on the one shoe after every outing. For the price they are OK. I do not cross country ski enough to buy a new pair of skis or spend hundreds of dollars on new boots so I guess this is the compromise.

5 5

Excellent three-pin touring boot

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

For those of us who still cling to three-pin bindings on our light touring skis (YAY!), this is an excellent boot at a reasonable price. The fit is comfortable, the boot is warm, light and flexible. And for the price, a terrific deal. Yes, its a very basic boot (but isn't that the point of cross-country skiing?). No frills, no trendy doodads. For skiing on set tracks, or even untracked areas, there's enough support and flex to make for pleasant skiing. Also very pleased with the extremely fast shipping (during the week before Christmas). Have already put these boots to the test several times here in Montana during very cold conditions.

1 5

Only lasted 2 uses

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I ordered two pairs of these boots. One of my boyfriend's boots split from its sole a 1/4 mile in to our first outing. My boots did the same during my 2nd use. Very disappointed.

5 5

Alpina Blazer Touring Boot

I received the boots in less then a week. I have skied every day for the last four weeks. The Spring skiing experience in Minnesota has been great. With these boots and my Alpina Back Country skis, it has been a pure delight to head "off the trails" and ski where ever I find snow. With our 10,000+ lakes, still frozen and snow covered, this is a paradise. The folks at BackCountry.com delivered, on time, very good price, and a great product. Can't wait until next season for more skiing, with these boots, and a happy outlook.

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What size would I take if I normally wear...

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What size would I take if I normally wear a Ladies 7 wide?

3 5

3 pin Skating Boot.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have been using this boot for skating with a waxable classic ski and Trak Pinso 3-pin binding. I can no longer use the boot binding combinations that are sold for skating because the pivot point lies too far aft. The 3-pin bindings are stabler and easier on my knees. However, kick&glide diagonal stride skiing with this boot gives me too much pain in the foot that has been injured in the past. It is also a tight fit given that the ankle is swollen slightly.

1 5

You're stuck!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

If you need a 3 pin binding, you're stuck. This is the only boot available and it absolutely does NOT hold up. By the 2nd ski, the front of the boot was peeling away from the sole. We have our new boots held together with shoe goo and duct tape. This was true for both my wife's new pair and mine. Consider changing the binding and getting different boots.

2 5

Boots run small

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Purchased these boot to try out with an old pair of 3-pin x-c skis. Couldn't get my feet into them. They are narrow and seem a bit small for the size rating. Definitely try a size or two larger than you expect to need.

1 5

Awful boot

These boots are bloody awful, and I do mean bloody. I used them twice and after each use (across very tame terrain) I came home with bloody blisters on the tops of my feet. The problem is that when you raise your heel to push forward on your ski the top of the boot bites down onto your feet. Since this is one of only a few motions that are required for x-country skiing I think these boots are a total fail. I would not recommend this boot to anyone who I did not hate. There are far better boots at this price level (try Whitewoods XC.)

2 5

Not meant for heavy use.

I did research in Alaska last summer which required me to ski across most of the environment. The boot is comfortable, but provides little to no support on skis, making them challenging on the downhill. The sole is extremely flexible, making a twisted ankle more likely. Half way through the summer the main stitch running on the inside of the foot blew out, and i had to resort to duct taping my boot the rest of the summer. I dont recommend this boot outside of leisure.

1 5

Lots of postage and still no boots.

I was excited to get new ski boots and ordered the same size my old ones were. They were way too small! I sent them back and ordered the next size. I waited and waited and for some reason my order had been canceled. I paid 6.99 return postage off of my credit. I finally checked and another order was placed. I received them and they were too narrow. Another 6.99 for return shipping and still no boots. I am not ordering any type of shoe online again, $14.00 to try on boots!

5 5

Yeah, skis no longer have to go into the landfill!

My wife and I have 30 year old skis, they are fine, our boots were shot. We really didn't want to spend $500+ for new equipment. I was very happy to find these boots. Warm, comfortable and dry...a little stiff, but they will break in nicely. We saved our old skis:)

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