In searching for BC boots, I tried:
- Alpina Alaskas
a handful of others by Madshus and Alpina
I bought these boots for $170 from the only online vendor I could find, Skatepro...which turns out ships from Europe.
They fit my foot better than all of the above without any pinch points. They seem to be very well made and are stiffer and more supportive than the Alaskas (which felt nice and firm in the foot but pretty flexy in the ankle).
My one trip out was in very deep snow, see below, but I did get to experience some K&G on the way back. This was using the also new Fischer Excursion 88 in 199cm. I will add to this post as I have other noteworthy things to say about them.