Although Alpina’s flagship ESK Pro is only one season old, the Slovenian Brand seems to be in the midst of creating a new and improved version of this ultra stiff race boot. Up to this point there had been some blurry pictures of this boot on the feet of world cup athletes which really didn’t do justice to what appears to be quite a beautiful piece of kit. From the limited angles shown off in the spy shots below, it appears as if Alpina is following the trend set by Solomon, Rossignol, and Fischer to create boots which use a single piece of carbon fibre for the heel counter. Due to the Lack of official marketing from Alpina, I wouldn’t expect to see this boot on the market for some time. Thanks to SkiNord for the images.