Alpina Alaska 75 = Old Alpina Explorer 75?

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BCgee
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Alpina Alaska 75 = Old Alpina Explorer 75?

Post by BCgee » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:54 am

Anyone own the now discontinued Alpina Explorer 75?

Interested in practical knowledge on flex and fit and, surprisingly, the inter-webs are devoid of Explorer reviews. Without fondling the latter my educated guess is the Explorer was same foot last as the ever-popular Alaska 75 but in a synthetic format, likely resulting in different flex and a bit more K&G performance, but probably akin to the difference between synthetic vs mohair skins...

If you have actual experience with the Explorer 75 I'd appreciate your two cents.
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Re: Alpina Alaska 75 = Old Alpina Explorer 75?

Post by Rodbelan » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:48 pm

Well... Do not buy that shit.

Ok, the boot isn't that bad... They feel like a slipper to me (I do have a pair, I'm not talking BS). But they are fragile and NOT supportive. I use them for cross country skiing... The inner lining is falling appart...
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Re: Alpina Alaska 75 = Old Alpina Explorer 75?

Post by bgregoire » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:50 pm

Nope

A does not = E.

What Rod here is trying to say is you'd be better off with some real leathers.
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