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Alpina Blazer Touring Boot

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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
    • Item #ALP0241

    Tech Specs

    Shell Material
    Binding Compatibility
    75mm 3-Pin binding
    Recommended Use
    recreational touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Great while they last, but short-lived

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have owned three pairs of these boots in the past 10 years. They are very comfortable: light, flexible and warm. I prefer three pin bindings over NNN, and this is really the only three pin light touring boot still sold. But after a certain amount of heavy use, the upper separates from the sole and binding mount. Latest example: I bought a pair in March 2016, and skied in them 28 times since. Mostly in groomed tracks, but also some off track. I ski hard. Last week, I took a relatively minor fall in untracked and crusty snow, and the upper pulled halfway off the sole on one boot. Was able to ski back to the trailhead, but it was dicey. Guy at the shoe repair store is gluing it for me, so I hope to get a little more wear out of it. Meanwhile, I ordered another pair. From now on, I will assume that these boots will last perhaps only one season (typically, I ski about 25-30 times a winter, here in Montana). There are some very durable three pin boots on the market, but they are very stiff, heavy backcountry boots that are not suitable for my type of skiing.

    Bottoms delaminated

      Unbelievable, after 45 minutes of use on a tracked cross country ski trail the bottoms of both boots began to delaminate at the toe. I can't believe Alpina makes such a shoddy product. I'll be returning these boots for a refund.

      Bottom ripped off

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I got these to fit some old 3 pin bindings for my kids skis. They were worn no more than 5 times and the bottom completely ripped off the boots. The quality is terrible and these were a complete waste of money.

      Boot fell apart

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I liked these boots because they were lightweight and modestly priced. Unfortunately after about a year of infrequent use, one of the boots separated from the sole in the toe area. I tried re-gluing it several times but it just keeps coming apart. So I guess I will try a different brand.

      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

        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.

        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.

        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.

        Low cost but not particularly durable.

        • 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.

        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.

        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.

        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.

        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.

          3 pin Skating Boot.

          • 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.

          You're stuck!

          • 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.

          Boots run small

          • 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.

          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.)

            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.

              Will these boots work with a regular cable telemark bindings?

              Hey Stephanie,

              These boots will work with 75mm 3-pin bindings, including some cable tele bindings. What bindings are you looking to use them with? I am also a tele skier so feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

              Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

              Unanswered Question

              Are these boots still in production? I have seen a ton of reviews talking about the sole breaking away from the boot... any updates on this item?

              Does the Alphina Blazer Touring boot work...

              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?


              Unanswered Question

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

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

              I purchased these boots about 2 years ago...

              I purchased these boots about 2 years ago and have really only used them a handful of times but everytime I go out, I can hardly stand to be on my skis after about 20 minutes. I know these boots run narrow but I'm about an 8.5-9 in womens so I ordered a 41. I have tries thin socks and extra socks. It's still very painful on the outsides of my feet. No blisters, but almost like a bad cramp in my foot. I guess I'm wondering if this has to do with the boot being narrow or if it's just the wrong size. Love to ski! Please help!

              I just returned these boots myself - they ran too narrow for my foot, with the same place of pain. I even tried next size up, and same problem. Ended up going to a local outdoor gear shop and got a pair of leather 3-pin boots, and they pinch a little, but the store is working with me to make them fit right with inserts, etc, and almost got them feeling just right. Won't buy boots online again; not worth it.

              Best Answer

              I used to fit boots in a few different retail shops. Sounds like the 'too narrow' problem that feels like a cramp may be sorted out by a footbed with improved arch support. My feet pronate (arches flatten out, pushing a bone too close to the surface of my skin. Painful in performance footwear) a bit and all I need is a little extra arch support. Skiing, biking, everything is better.

              I have a pair of Fischer Super Crown cross...

              I have a pair of Fischer Super Crown cross country skis from around 1983 and need a pair of 3 pin boots. Will these boots fit my skis and if so, what size would I order if I wear a womens 8.5 shoe?

              Joan, I'm not 100% sure if the boots will fit your skis, but my skis were extra old and the boots worked great. I'm also an 8.5 (sometimes 9) and had to get a size 41. The 40s "fit", but didn't leave much room for thick socks or toe movement.

              I have two old pairs of Trak cross country...

              I have two old pairs of Trak cross country skis from 1981 time frame. Will these 3 pin boots fit the Trak bndings?

              Best Answer

              I, too, am looking for boots to fit my Trak skiis with 3 pin bindings that I have had since 1983. I did a liitle research and found that there are 2 sizes of "3-pin" boots and bindings. There are 50 mm and 75mm. The difference is the width of the tip or "bill" of the boot which rests inside the toe of the binding. The smaller (50mm) is about 1.5 inches in width, the 75 mm is about 2.5 inches. Measure the inside of your binding where the tip of the boot would rest. I found that my bindings are 75 mm. If yours are the same, these boots would fit your 3 pin skiis.

              Pat, You're a blessing. You not only (probably) solved Doug's dilemma, you solved mine as well.
              I'm 72 years young next week. Have a beloved old pair of Janvrin 205s and with my equally ancient Artex shoes I'm well into my second hundred miles on them. Darn right shoe separated from its sole the other day just as I started off. All those years of attic heat finally got to the sole glue I guess.. Local shops just laughed when I said I wanted 3 pin shoes. I know 75 MM from nothing. Didn't dare order until I KNEW. Was about to consult on-line conversion charts etc. until I read your post. Yippee!! The old Janvrins are 2.5 inches (plus a bit) wide so I'm ordering now and paying for fast delivery too. Great x-country Winter in Southern NH this year. NOT going to miss it.
              Thanks again and good gliding.
              Joe Kenick Jr.
              Exeter NH

              Unanswered Question

              Do the Alpina Blazer Touring Boots come...

              Do the Alpina Blazer Touring Boots come in wide width?

              Unanswered Question

              are they waterproof as we get a lot of wet...

              are they waterproof as we get a lot of wet snow in Australia towards the end of the season cheers adrian

              Write your question here...I am very...

              Write your question here...I am very confused about the sizing, please help!!!!! I am a women's size 8, they say the boots are only sold in men's sizes and that should be a 41 for me?????
              I have seen several conversion charts and they all conflict each other's info?

              If you look at the sizing chart under US woman, you will see that you should be ABOUT a 39. I have another chart that says 39.5. If you look at all the reviews, you will see a variety comments. So you will have to decide between 39 and 40. Is your foot narrow, wide, do you like thick socks?

              I do need a new pair, and don't feel like...

              I do need a new pair, and don't feel like changing bindings.... these look attractive.... However, I have a wide foot, and need a wide width shoe.... Can you tell me what is the widest width these come in, or who might have them.