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  • Speed lacing system
  • Soft collar
  • Anatomic footbed
  • Toe box protection
  • Medium boot flex


View all Alpina Men's Cross-Country Ski Boots

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Best Use Cross-country Skiing
Binding Compatibility NNN BC
Cross-country Style Backcountry
Upper Natural leather
Insulated Yes
Insulation Type Synthetic
Insulation Thinsulate
Weight Per Pair 4 pounds
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish they came in women's sizes or smaller unisex I love the color and style. The insulation level is what i need to keep warm feet during cold weather in northern Wisconsin. So many ski boots are barely insulated which sucks when it's in the single digits. Unfortunately, these boots were a little too big for me in the 40, my heel slid and I couldn't tighten it well around the ankle. These are stiff at the ankle and not adjustable as I'd hoped considering the high lacing. They went back. I'm a women's 8.5 wide, so don't even try the 40 unless you're a women's 9 or bigger. If these came in 39, I'd have kept them.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased I purchased this boot last fall and used it a dozen times this winter (2015/2016), including a 5 day Hut trip in Colorado. We had a lousy winter here in MI, so I didn't take it on my usual winter backcountry trip here. I am very pleased with the boot. I upgraded from the Rossignol BCX6 which was OK for light day use off ttrack, but I did not find it stiff enough or durable enough for skiing with a pack or pulling a sled in more demanding backcountry applications. The Alpina Alaska met and exceeded all my expectations. Never had a problem with cold or uncomfortably hot feet. It was very comfortable and dry even on the extended hut trip. The boot coupled with the NNN BC Magnum binding on S-Bound 88 skis had plenty of power and control in a trail. I even skied slopes up to about 28 degrees in 10 inches of powder with reasonable control. It is not going to permit full tele style turns (unless you are more accomplished than I), but I was able to maneuver around trees and enjoy my self. The boot did require a little break-in as one would expect with a stiff heavy boot like this. I like the rubber rand and the lacing system allows adjustment of the fit. The tread pattern is not super aggressive, but is more than adequate. Tough to rate the long term durability after only one season, but it is holding up so far. The last day of the hut trip we skied up a ridge with some pretty well set wind crust and the boot seems non the worse for wear.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome boot for off trail rolling terrain. I've been using these boot with Fisher S-bound 98 skis and rottefella nnn bc bindings for the last two seasons and they are great! I just got into cross country skiing last year and these are the only boots I've used other than some much lighter weight fishers I rented when I first tried cc skiing. I primarily do off trail, untracked, rolling terrain type skiing. They offer great support as well as decent kick and glide on the flats and packed conditions. If you are primarily skiing in this type of conditions you will be happy with these boots. Fit wise, I have a wide short foot and always have trouble finding comfortable boots and shoes. I did try on three different sizes(I believe a 41, 42 & 43) and found the 42 fit me the best. Length wise, the 41 was probably perfect but the 42 was just a bit more comfortable in the width without feeling to long. I usually wear an 8½ in average shoes.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for easy touring I've used these boots on several trips now from multi-day hut trips carrying 25lbs to a 19 mile loop in the mountains. The striding performance is very good, they hug your feet and are probably the warmest NNN BC boot around. I've hiked some trail sections with micro-spikes and these boots are better at this than other boots I've used. They feel more substantial and hiking-boot like. However compared to the Fischer BC X 6 these offer less control in difficult trail conditions like side hilling or off camber, just hard to get an edge, and less ability to turn like rudimentary parallel or tele turns. In these conditions they feel more like a slipper and less like a ski boot. I'm not sure if the control issue is the lacing which seem ok but hard to really tighten completely, the width -my foot is narrow, or perhaps they are just not torsionally stiff. If you want warm boots for mellow trails these are great. If you are looking for more control for difficult conditions there might be better options. Size-wise they run a little big. Initially I purchased the 42 then sized down to 41 and wear with a padded type ski sock. I wouldn't order these too big, even for easier touring performance won't be as good.
Date published: 2017-03-11
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Does this XC boot come in the 3-pin style fitting vice the step-in clip boot at REI? We do a lot of XC skiing at Whitegrass in nearby Canaan Valley, WV and that is the type of binding on my Nordic skis. 

Asked by: Gatordriver
​This boot is not available in a 3 pin (75mm) style.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-19

Are these boots compatible with the fisher cross country skis?

Asked by: charliecomp
​These boots are compatible with NNN-BC bindings only. If the Fischer skis do not have NNN-BC bindings, then no, these boots will not work Fischer skis.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-13

I'm a street shoe size 11, which translates to European size 45. But for a Rossi XC boot, size 44 fits better. Does the Alpina run a little large? Should I get a size 44?

Asked by: Will Darken
Based on your US shoe size and Aplina's size chart, we recommend ordering a European 45 for these boots.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-18
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