Reviewed by Jo the XC skier from Seattle on Friday, December 30, 2016
These boots do have the 3-pin toes for those older bindings; however, they are made for telemarking or back-country skiing, and the sole is too think to fit in our older cross-country ski bindings. They also have the higher ankle protection and slot in the heel like a telemarking boot - made for skiing downhill with bindings that hold the heel to the ski.
Reviewed by pt from VT on Friday, December 23, 2016
75 mm 3 pin is the best for xc touring, off trail with hills. Boots are 75mm BC, work well with Voile 3 pin bindings. Nice boots, seem well made, probably take some time to break in.. but thats to be expected.
Reviewed by Curious Cukes from Chicago, IL on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
These are stiff and strong ski boots. I'm still breaking them in, and the right boot still pinches painfully, but it's getting better with use, and the last time I took them out, I skied for 2 hours without significant pain. Note, the bills are for "backcountry" not touring bindings. I found I'd made a mistake, but I was able to shave a little rubber off to make them fit my touring bindings. NOTE: They run a FULL size large. The first ones I ordered were 10.5 (my normal size for boots) and way too large. I returned for 9.5 and they prove a good fit.
I wear either a 12 or a 13, US and generally do better ordering by European sizing (46) which is sometimes a 12 and sometimes a 13. When I purchased these boots, I ordered a U.S. 12 (listed as a 46) and they comfortably accommodate a polypro sock and a second, mid-weight hiking sock.
Answered on 8/15/2014 10:18:29 AM by MTJohn from Montana
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Answered on 11/9/2011 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
These boots use a "Telemark Norm" duckbill, which is thicker than a "Nordic Norm" duckbill. Both are 3-Pin 75mm and have the three pin holes in exactly the same place on the sole of the boot and the binding, but the Telemark Norm is built for use with larger and heavier boots and skis. Please note that the mounting holes for the bindings are not the same, so you would need to drill new holes in the skis if you wish to take off your Nordic Norm bindings and replace them with Telemark Norm bindings.||With a standard Nordic Norm binding, you may have to use the loosest setting with these boots. Some lightweight "racing" bindings may not have enough space (clearance) to accept these thicker Telemark Norm boots. If you get a Telemark Norm binding such as the Voile HD Mountaineer or the Rottefella Telemark, they will probably work with these boots on the middle setting. ||I hope that helps. |--
Answered on 3/11/2010 12:00:00 AM by Dackron from NY
Some backcountry cross country ski boots are made for sturdier 3-pin Telemark Bindings. They are not backcountry cross country ski boots, but should be described as lightweight backcountry telemark boots. My Tele skis are made for Tele turns in the backcountry and the bindings are designed for a thicker soled boot that can stand the additional forces required to carve a tele turn. While a good pair of backcountry cross country ski boots will fit 3-pin Telemark bindings, a boot designed for Telemark bindings will not fit Nordic Norm 3-pin bindings.
Answered on 12/9/2010 12:00:00 AM by Backcountry J from St. Louis
All 3-pin 75mm bindings are pretty much the same, but you are right, these boots will not fit into 75mm bindings even though they are supposed to. I had to send a pair back.
Answered on 1/4/2011 12:00:00 AM by CS Professor from Iowa
They will not work in vintage X ctry bindings. Sole is too thick for binding to lock down. You will damage binding. I tried it. The 3 pins and width are OK, just too thick.
Answered on 1/7/2011 12:00:00 AM by Sonofthor from WI
These boots will definitely work with 75mm cable bindings. However, depending on the ski (and skier,) the Riva Z Comp is probably not a great pairing with this boot. With its compression springs, it is more oriented towards downhill performance at the expense of touring ease. These boots are at the other end of that spectrum. Which is not to say that it's not worth trying, or that you can't have fun with that setup.
Answered on 1/28/2010 12:00:00 AM by TeleDork from California
Yes, that is what I bought them for. You are not going to get as much support for hard turns as a plastic boot. You can see the heel photo on the mens version at:||http://www.sierratradingpost.com/i/66492,,2_Alico-Backcountry-Touring-Nordic-Ski-Boots-75-mm-For-Men.html
Answered on 2/2/2010 12:00:00 AM by Tahoegoldsky from Reno, NV
If for any reason you would like to return your purchase, just send it back within 6 months for a refund or an exchange (reimbursement is made by original payment method). After 6 months, your refund will be by gift card.
Answered on 12/10/2009 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post