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Alpina Women's BC 1550

photo: Alpina Women's BC 1550 nordic touring boot

Specs

Price Historic Range: $43.00-$199.95
Reviewers Paid: $140.00-$150.00

Reviews

3 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   2
1-star:   1

Exactly the same problem as another reviewer—blisters on big toes. There is a group of four of us that all have these boots and we all have this problem.

Pros

  • Comfy to stand in!

Cons

  • Cause blisters

I wouldn’t recommend these boots. Not only do I have blisters on my big toes but the backs of the boots rub on my heels causing terrible blisters.

My friend got the red coloured ones and she says that they are much better.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150

g00se

Welcome to Trailspace, Darcy. Thanks for the heads up on these boots.


3 years ago
Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Darcy.


3 years ago

Warm boot, but the toe box collapsed putting pressure on the top of my right toes at each stride.

Pros

  • Warm
  • Comfortable fit in heel area

Cons

  • Toe box breaks over top of toes.

I am currently shopping for a new boot due to the discomfort of these boots in the toe area.

Source: bought it new

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Tami. Can you show us some pictures of how the boot failed?


4 years ago

Nice looking sturdy XC boot that is well lined and great for cold weather, but with a MAJOR problem. Be sure to try on and talk to an expert before buying these; they possible have a defective design flaw.

Pros

  • Sturdy
  • Decent looking
  • Feel comfortable when you first put them on

Cons

  • Poorly constructed at toe box area

I am so happy to see another review on this site explaining the EXACT problem I have with these boots. After about five trips; perhaps 4-7 miles, the toe box collapses right at the break where the laces end and the firm toe area starts.

I keep trying different socks, snugging up the fit, but no luck; it has just gotten worse. I am sitting writing this with four blisters across both feet after a 6-mile trek which I had to cut short due to the pain.

Very disappointed with these; I think they are defective and am going to contact Alpina to see if they will replace them for me.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140

g00se

Welcome to Trailspace, Emma. I hope the manufacturer will stand by their product. Please let us know how it turns out.


4 years ago
Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Emma! I'm sorry to hear your boots failed. Do you have any pictures of what happened to show others in your review? Please keep us posted on how it works out.


4 years ago

rated 2.00 of 5 stars All BC 1550 versions

In addition to the 3 women's reviews above, there are 3 reviews for other versions of the BC 1550. Read all reviews »

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