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Alpina Alaska Backcountry Boot

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Alaska Backcountry Boot

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.

  • Burly backcountry boot built for cross-country touring
  • Alpitex membrane maintains waterproof, breathable protection
  • Leather upper ensures strength and supple mobility
  • Anatomic footbed with moderately stiff midsole
  • Item #ALP001O

Upper Material
Alpitex membrane
Binding Compatibility
Claimed Weight
[pair] 4lb
Recommended Use
nordic skiing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Size Discrepency

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size
Size Bought
5` 4"
135 lbs

I'm a woman's US 7.5-8.0 in boots and ordered these in size 39. Although the box and the printed size on the back of the boot itself said 39, the sewn-in tag on the inside of the boot said EU38. Not sure what's going on there but since they felt a tad small (toes grazing the front when walking) I assume the inside tag was correct. Although I think I would have preferred true 39's, I decided to keep them as I was running out of time for a Christmas Day ski. But beware when you receive them to check the size on the back of the boot against the interior tag if they're not feeling like the correct size. Aside from that, awesome boot. They kept my feet dry and WARM for over six hours including some walking through deep snow to get around fallen trees. For the first time ever, I didn't get blisters (silk sock liner + thin wool sock). They weren't as comfortable when walking as when on the skis, but again, possibly because of being the wrong size. I'm hoping the interior liner gets a little less cushy with time and will give my toes more room. All the metal ringlets and eyelets give a lot of options for different lacing techniques which also helped adjust them for more comfort than usual xc boots. They're expensive but worth it.

>Rating: 5


I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

How is the volume on this boot? I have wide feet. Trying to decide between the Alaska and the 1550. Thanks

I have the same question... did you end up getting them?

>Rating: 5

Worth every penny!

I've put it through the wringer

Had been trying to turn my Madshus Annum skis with the Rossignol BC X6 nnn BC boot - it sucked, and every slight downhill seemed like a near-death experience. I love the manual nnn bc binding system and didn't want to upgrade to a 3-pin or full tele binding. Fast forward to getting the Alpina Alaska boot - these things are awesome! Enough power and control to turn in powder. Enough glide to cruise, and they're totally comfortable out of the binding! They're expensive, but I'm having a blast in the sub AT terrain along the Front Range above Boulder now!


Thanks for the review Doug, it really helps everyone in the community figure out what will be best for them!

>Rating: 5

Perfect Upgrade

I've used it several times

I finally upgraded my trusty old Alpina 1560s in early December and what a home run! I love these boots for the same reasons other reviewers have mentioned, warmth, comfort, turnability. Due to a GREAT start to winter in Maine I have been able to ski my Alaskas daily for weeks that will hopefully turn into months. Sizing: my normal size is 11.5 and my Nepal EVOs are 46s and these are too - same sizing with room to try slightly different sock thickness in the medium range. Ideally, you should be required to have a pair of 1560's for 2+ years before you get these so you can truly appreciate them.

>Rating: 5

Great choice for sub-AT terrain

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.

Hey Scott, I'm also an 11 in most brands. Running/hiking Salomon, Asics, etc... all 11s. In skate ski boots I'm a 45 alpina, 45 madshus and 44-2/3 in Salomons. I currently own Madshus Glittertinds in size 44 and while they fit, they're the worst boot ever. Based upon what I listed, and the fact that my shoe size is similar to yours, should I order 44s? (in Canada so returns are pretty much impossible) Thanks! Paul

What skis and binding are you using with these? Thanks. Have a great life. Peace.

>Rating: 5


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.

>Rating: 1

Blister Bashers

I've used it several times

I used these boots one time and they shredded my feet (blisters on both feet). Returning these fast.

Did you get the correct size? Too small, too many socks?!

Personally, I've found these to be the most comfortable boots I've owned. 18 mile backcountry trips in the mountains of Montana have been handled without a blister in these boots. I have one full season on them, and still as comfy as day one!

You need to break in high end boots... they adjust to fit your feet over time, it won't happen with one run.

i'm shocked. These are the best boots on the planet. I could xc for miles and then go run a marathon in them.


Can anyone comment on the width of these boots? I need an EE or even EEE.


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.