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Backcountry Ski Boot BC 1550
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Backcountry Ski Boot BC 1550

 
Backcountry Ski Boot BC 1550

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Backcountry Ski Boot BC 1550

Manufacturer: Alpina

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Page By: phoxtrot

Created/Edited: Oct 6, 2009 / Nov 15, 2009

Object ID: 6388

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Alpina Backcountry Ski Boots (NNN BC)

Manufacturer comments

Alpina BC 1550 NNN backcountry ski boots raise the bar in a fully featured all-mountain backcountry skiing boot. Comfortable enough to be worn all day with Thinsulate insulated lining to keep your feet dry and toasty. The NNN sole is designed to be used with the NNN BC / BC Magnum bindings for the ultimate in high-performance all terrain maneuvering and carving dynamic and controlled turns on the descents. The Alpina BC 1550 backcountry boots are built from coated leather combined with a plastic cuff for a superb balance of comfort and control, even when venturing through very deep snow. In short, serious backcountry skiers will appreciate this long lasting and durably constucted boot with super sturdy and beefy design that provides a great fit and comfort no matter what conditions or weather encountered. Compatible with NNN BC / BC Magnum ski bindings etc.

Recommended Use:
Serious backcounty skiers demanding the perfect combination of warmth, comfort and control for flawless performance all day & every day in varying terrain and snow conditions. Stable and powers through everything when breaking trail. Stiff construction will also deliver nice telemark turns on the way down. Compatible with NNN BC / BC Magnum ski bindings.

Specifications

Built with a NNN BC sole, plastic cuff & heel counter, Velcro strap, speed lacing system, Thinsulate front toe portion, toe box protection, and anatomic Shaped Footbed. Sizes 36 - 49. Colors: BC 1550 black. BC 1550 L blue.

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phoxtrotWarm and dry

Voted 4/5

The Aplina BC 1550 (NNN BC) boots are a pretty sturdy and supportive BC / touring ski boot. After approx 500 miles of use they have held up quite well. They have kept my feet warm and dry through all types of skiing conditions. They have a lace up front, with a plastic cuff and heel counter, and a velcro strap for extra support. This system keeps your foot and ankle area tight for added support, and improves turning / carving. There is Thinsulate in the front toe area. They are comfortable for short hikes, and I have used them with both a light touring skis and a heavier backcountry skis. These boots come in a women's size (Model BC 1550 L)

The only problem I have found is that the front closure has a seam directly above the joint of your toes. When climbing long periods, especially with heavier BC skis, I have experienced sore toes almost to the point of blistering. I started taping my toes to prevent this from occurring. My wife has the women's version, and has not experienced this problem to the extent I have. I recommend you try them on in the store and walk around for a while.
Posted Nov 15, 2009 3:55 pm

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