ken2982147 wrote a review of Alpina BC 1550 Backcountry Boot on January 26, 2010
Every other boot I have tried can not compare.
I am 6' and 195 without my pack. The newer boot style with the zipper coverings did not provide the needed ankle support. Used the BC 1550 recently for a weekend at Silverton Colorado and was very pleased. These boots have great ankle support, easy on and off, very warm and dried overnight. Be sure to lace them up all the way. REI uses these for rentals (no longer sales them) and did not instruct my neighbor on the proper way to lace them and he complained to me about the lack of ankle support. After I showed him the way to lace all the way to the top, he was so pleased and purchased a pair.