Amir Najamwrote a review of Alpina Alaska 75mm Backcountry Boot on December 12, 2018
Familiarity: 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.