A Nordic boot built for the wilderness.
The Alpina Alaska Backcountry Boot doesn't mess around when it comes to keeping your feet warm when you're exploring the high country. Built like a mountaineering boot, these NNN BC binding-compatible Nordic boots are made with a burly leather upper, protective rubber rand, and waterproof membrane to put the handle on the worst winter conditions.
A medium flex is stiff enough to get a little glide going on the flats, without being too stiff to navigate variable terrain and snow in comfort. For warmth, the Alaska Backcountry Boots are insulated with low-bulk Thinsulate synthetic insulation. The footbed is shaped to fit comfortably with the natural shape of your feet, and the soft collar helps to keep your ankle comfortable whether you're side-stepping a steep slope, or moving at a quick clip through rolling valleys and over frozen lakes.
- Alpitex waterproof membrane
- Leather upper
- Protective rubber rand
- Lace closure
- Medium flex
- Soft collar
- Anatomic foot bed
- NNN BC binding compatible
- Item #ALP001O
- Q & A
Great choice for sub-AT terrain
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Got these for touring rolling terrain that isn't quite steep enough to AT. They're a perfect blend of stiffness and flex - no break-in pain yet, and I can even brute force parallel turns out of my xc skis in soft snow. They are warm. The fit is large, even with a thicker sock. I generally take size 11 s 45 EURO/ 28.5 Mondo and the 44.0 fits perfectly with a medium weight sock.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These boots are super warm and comfy. I used them for a full season last year and I wouldn't recommend any other boot. Make sure you get the correct size.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I used these boots one time and they shredded my feet (blisters on both feet). Returning these fast.
Are the insoles removable? I'm wondering if I could use a high volume Superfeet insole to take up extra space in the boot.
Insoles are removable.