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Alpina Alaska 75mm Backcountry Boot


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Alaska 75mm Backcountry Boot

The Alpina Alaska 75mm Backcountry Boot is bold, strong, and no-nonsense. Alpina modeled it on a burly hiking boot, with a tough leather and synthetic upper that protects your foot from the elements and endows the boot with a moderately stiff flex for plenty of control, uphill and down. For extra protection, it integrated a waterproof and breathable Alpitex membrane into the boot, so extended tours won't leave your feet soaked and also included Thinsulate insulation to keep your toes warm when you're making your way through wild woods, up steep hills, and across untracked fields. The Vibram sole provides a solid and fairly stiff platform for increased control of wider, heavier skis, and the anatomic footbed supports your arch for serious comfort when you're spending the whole day on the move.

  • Backcountry boot built for cross-country touring
  • Sturdy leather upper with Alpitex waterproof, breathable protection
  • Thinsulate insulation ensures winter-worthy warmth
  • Anatomic footbed with moderately-stiff midsole
  • Extended Vibram rubber with 3-pin binding compatibility
  • Item #ALP001P

Upper Material
leather, synthetic
Alpitex membrane
Binding Compatibility
Sole Material
Claimed Weight
[pair] 4lb 10oz
Recommended Use
nordic touring
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 2

Blew out both toes

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
5` 9"
178 lbs

Th=ere are so few good 75mm boots out there anymore. They were very comfortable and I had great hopes. Unfortunately in the Grand Teton Back country both toes gave out. One separated from the leather. The other cracked at the base of the toe piece opening the toe area to snow and ice, I was not subjecting these to monster turns or anything unordinary. It was a long cold day back out. Contacted Alpina and they refused to do anything since they were just past the warranty period. Seemed like a great boot but they failed due to manufacturing inadequacies. These boots were probably used 12 times. Not happy with Alpina.

>Rating: 5


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

Yup, these are it. Great sizing, nice and wide, so stoked to mount up my 3 pins on a fresh pair of s-bound 112s and have a set up 1/2 the weight of a $2,000 AT set up and far more capable on everything under serious angles for 1/3 the cost. Plenty warm too for shoveling snow! Among other things, these boots are plenty supportive and though I'd love to try the Svartisens, they are elusive and a gamble with sizing, but went with these with the intention of adding an instep strap eventually.

>Rating: 5

Perfect Hybrid Tele/Touring Boot

I've used it several times

Looking for a touring boot that I could also drop turns with in the woods and golf courses of the northeast, I happened upon these beauties. Having now skied on them in Massachusetts and Maine trees as well as tours, I'm in love. They are light and quiet on the tour, but supportive enough to drop the knee on my old school Arc Demons and Reva bindings. They are even comfortable enough to drive home in! The fit is true (I'm a 10.5/44 with relatively wide feet) and the look is nice. Highly recommended.

>Rating: 5

Great classic boot

I've used it several times

Great comfort and support for a classic boot. Appears wellmade. Lacing system is excellent with extra nice grommets (after helping my friend pry his Rossignol bcx boots cheesy iced up buckles loose I have renewed respect for traditional lacing )Boot has roomy toe box, and conformed to my wide bumpy feet after wearing in the house for two days. Boot was warm enough with one pair sox at 20 degrees. Tried with Riva and voile heel cable bindings on narrow and medium width tele skis. performed snowplows, parallel, Christie, and telemark turns at our local ski area, and boot is light enough for kicking along trails easily. I weigh under 150 and generally do not "Shred" or "Blast", being more touring oriented. I got these for off track touring with metal edged skis, I wanted a lighter set-up that would still offer adequate control for moderate descents and I'm very happy with my pick.

>Rating: 5

Nice touring boots

Have 4 days in and really like them so far. The toebox is a lot roomier than any of my other xc boots, and these are a lot more comfortable for my D/E width feet. Fit true to size and they are reasonably warm. These are way more efficient in the flats and climbing than any of my plastic boots, but may struggle pushing a wide ski through turns in heavy snow. These are the perfect balance between comfort and control for me and I would definitely buy them again if they hold up over the long haul.

>Rating: 5

Sweet boots!!!

I returned this product before using it

I had to return them because they were to big. I wish they would have had my size. These felt like a hiking boot that would be super comfy!


I just purchased this boot, can I waterproof the upper section with snoseal or let this alpitex product take care of the moisture