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Crispi BC 75mm Leather Boots - New Canadian Dealer
« on: April 12, 2015, 04:11:14 pm »
In my search for a new pair of 75mm full leather back country ski boots, there is not much selection in Canada, and costs are high with importing (shipping and duty), and there is always risk of big costs when doing returns and exchanges out of country.   

I was doing my research and was looking seriously at the Crispi "Antarctic" model.  Crispi is a very good name in back country ski boots, and their full leather boots are made in Itlay:  http://www.crispi.it/en/products.php?id_menu=1


But I have good news!   :)  There is a new Canadian online dealer for Crispi ski boots, including the Antarctic model, setting up shop in BC, called Blue Ice Adventure Equipment.  Their website is under construction, http://www.blueiceadventure.com/    They are legit, being linked with contact info with email on Crispi's dealer website:  http://www.crispi.it/en/dealers.php?shops=-1

I emailed Blue Ice Adventures, they responded immediately, and they said they would be carrying the Antarctics.  I reserved a pair of Euro size 43, and they said to expect them in around end of September.    In footwear I am a universal fit in Euro size 43, so I have high confidence they will fit.  But if I have to return and exchange, doing that within Canada will be much cheaper than shipping back out of country.  If you are interested in a pair of Crispi boots, check them out!
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Re: Crispi BC 75mm Leather Boots - New Canadian Dealer
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 05:32:40 pm »
Hello HOOP:  Thanks for the info.  I purchased some Rossignol BCx5 last winter for a really good price at mec.  I then purchased a pair of Alpina's from mec this winter which were garbage.  I ended up purchasing a pair of Rossignol BCx6 from the US to have as a pair of back up boots.  I really got dinged in an exceedingly nasty  way with shipping, duty, brokerage fees, etc. 

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Re: Crispi BC 75mm Leather Boots - New Canadian Dealer
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 11:44:39 am »
Thanks for this man...definitely hard to get Crispi boots in North America- let alone Canada.

The welted 75mm leather/composite boots are MUCH more durable than the non-welted.  The net is full of reports of sole separation on non-welted leather/composite 75mm boots.  The Antarctic is a bullet-proof boot.  I'm pretty sure that the Sydpolen is the same boot with the addition of a GTX liner.

Once you get your size figured out- Telemark Pyrenees puts them on clearance in the spring- super deals (you don't have to pay the VAT (sales tax) if importing to CAN).
http://www.telemark-pyrenees.com/en/all/c-nordictouringboots/f/?osCsid=c9f5581d105eca2a8d7422e6515b220a


I do wish that they would make these boots with a rubber rand to protect the leather.  The rand on my Alpina Alaskas take a lot of abuse- both from the bush and from crust.

Hope they end up stocking the Crispi NNNBC lineup as well- I want to try the Stetind.  The Stetind has scored as high as the Antartic/Sydpolen 75mm in stability tests.

Check out the very good UTE magazine review of Nordic backcountry boots (need to translate it- it is in Norwegian):
http://www.utemagasinet.no/Utstyr/Sko-deg

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Re: Crispi BC 75mm Leather Boots - New Canadian Dealer
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 11:45:58 am »
Hello HOOP:  Thanks for the info.  I purchased some Rossignol BCx5 last winter for a really good price at mec.  I then purchased a pair of Alpina's from mec this winter which were garbage.  I ended up purchasing a pair of Rossignol BCx6 from the US to have as a pair of back up boots.  I really got dinged in an exceedingly nasty  way with shipping, duty, brokerage fees, etc. 

Take care,
Cousin Pete

Which Alpina boot did you get?