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Apr 19, 2013
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"peggy has a sweeeeet fro bro"




"SOLID!".
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,394 points
Apr 19, 2013
John Marsella wrote:
I'll look into that, thanks Flynn


Hands down the best advice I've gotten and used is to keep my climbing shoes outside of my gym bag so they aren't sealed up in there. I have done that since before I bought my last pair of shoes and this pair still doesn't stink hardly at all.

I also wear socks with my climbing shoes, I've always found it far more comfortable for me and easier to climb with them on, so I think that helps to keep the funkness down too.
J Walpole
Joined Nov 13, 2012
86 points
Apr 19, 2013
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"I noticed that the eyelet for the laces was tearing through the leather pretty bad and I figured they weren't going to last much longer anyway, even with new rubber."

By now the rubber is completely gone on the toes of both shoes"



Without actually seeing them, no way to REALLY know. But it DOES sound like your assessment is most likely correct.
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,394 points
Apr 19, 2013
The route in it's entirety.
Check out this blog post by a friend of mine explaining his shoe rotation, and the considerations involved in choosing when to resole.

blog.scarpa.com/well-worn-cons...
Greg G
From SLC, UT
Joined Oct 3, 2008
599 points
Apr 19, 2013
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It's all a scam. What's the deal with the rand and the sole being the same color so its almost impossible to tell when you are wearing through until you actually wear through? rging
From Salt Lake City, Ut
Joined Jul 18, 2011
181 points
Apr 19, 2013
Cold day at Smug's
rging wrote:
It's all a scam. What's the deal with the rand and the sole being the same color so its almost impossible to tell when you are wearing through until you actually wear through?

OMG! That is brilliant. Make the rand and sole different colrs.
csproul
From Davis, CA
Joined Dec 3, 2009
218 points
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Apr 19, 2013
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after...
csproul wrote:
OMG! That is brilliant. Make the rand and sole different colrs.


yellow sole
yellow sole
Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
1,126 points
Apr 19, 2013
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
Locker wrote:
...Synthetic shoes, foot stink and BABY POWDER. OMFG! But I'll save that for another RANT later on.



Anti-fungal sprays like Tinactin I hear are much better.
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,532 points
Apr 19, 2013
 Morning Dew ,self portrait
As a courtesy I always put a dryer sheet in each shoe. Fresh and no powder. s.price
From PS,CO
Joined Dec 1, 2010
1,366 points
Apr 19, 2013
Whoever this guy is, he's just plain irresponsible...
Ahahahahahahahaha- sorry dude! Newbies like me have to learn this stuff the hard way sometimes, right?
Next pair won't be so bad, promise.
rogerbenton
Joined Sep 5, 2011
262 points
Apr 19, 2013
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A friend of mine, a Doctor (and a climber), told me that not everyones foot smell is going to be equal (He didn't say it in such a simple way). Makes sense! The way I figure it? If you're one of those fuckers that get's a bad case of BO, you're also most likely going to be one of those fuckers that sends in those super STINKY MoFo's.

Breaks down to, might not be much SOME of you out there can do about it. You're going to smell like shit no matter what you do and so are your shoes.



and I know it must be a hard question to have to ask yourself.

"Am I one of those bad BO MoFo's?"




Side note:

My shoes DON'T get that fucking STINK going on, and I do nothing more than keep my feet clean, and my shoes OFF my feet as QUICKLY as possible.
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
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Apr 19, 2013
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I got dragged into a stinky shoe discussion. Getting WEAK with age! Fucking A! Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
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Apr 21, 2013
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"Who's doing the best construction these days?".

IMHO, Boreal and Scarpa.

And you're correct! The Acopas SHOULD yield at least few good resoles so long as you don't fuck them up royally. They're built well! Solid.


I don't know what the deal is with La Sportiva and their fucking DELAMINATION issues. If they'd change their fucking GLUE to something that actually STICKS to itself, they'd be NAILING the rest of the deal. As far as a CLIMBERS shoe goes (As compared to a better build and a resolers favorite to work on), La Sportiva is usually on the "Cutting edge".
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
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May 4, 2013
On the topic of when to resole shoes, I have a question for Locker or anyone else who might have insight. I have a pair of 5.10 shoes that are delaminating on one sole. Would it be best to resole now and hope the resole doesn't have this problem? These are my favorite shoes for limestone and since 5.10 discontinued them (as usual) I want to keep them going as long as possible.


delam
delam
KenH307
From Laramie, WY
Joined Jul 30, 2010
25 points
May 4, 2013
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Hamilton...

From the photo, it looks very possible to REGLUE the original rubber back down and the YES, I'd personally go with resoling them ASAP via "Stacking" the rubber of your choice onto the original rubber.
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
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May 4, 2013
Thanks for the speedy reply locker, much appreciated. KenH307
From Laramie, WY
Joined Jul 30, 2010
25 points
May 5, 2013
Locker:

Any thoughts on the merits of patching up small holes in the rand with freesole or some other product prior to resoling? I can be pretty clumsy with my footwork and sometimes end up with small holes/wearing in the rand before the sole is ready for a resole. I know the best solution here is to improve my footwork...

Thanks!

-Logan
Logan Schiff
From Brooklyn, NY
Joined Jun 18, 2012
63 points
May 5, 2013
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Of course you've already hit the nail on the head. Footwork and toe dragging/stubbing.

Beyond that, since your shoes are no doubt going to be in need of rands (Of which you are already aware), doing a "Quick fix" with some product is certainly an option worth investigating. There are many products out there that fit the bill and none I can think of will cause any issues with future resoling of your shoes. As with all situations dealing with rubber/glue combinations, make sure and clean the hell out of the surface prior to applying the gunk. Roughing the area up slightly with a wire brush isn't such a bad idea either. Just don't overdo it.
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,394 points
May 5, 2013
Dear Locker,

My dog stole my huge stash of Cinco de Mayo burritos then shit in my shoes. What is your mailing address, I need a resole.
highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion
From Denver
Joined Oct 29, 2012
7 points
May 6, 2013
SITTING ATOP THE CHIEF
With the exception of "nice legs" here, anybody living in the Pacific Northwest, or West coast in general, should feel free to send their shoes to me (Bend Resole) for resole. 5 day turnover time! More info at bendresole.com

or bendresole's facebook page:

facebook.com/BendResole?fref=t...


cheers!
eric schweitzer
From Bend, Oregon
Joined May 22, 2011
81 points
May 6, 2013
ZackB
From Littleton, CO
Joined Aug 29, 2012
4 points
May 6, 2013
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"My dog stole my huge stash of Cinco de Mayo burritos then shit in my shoes. What is your mailing address, I need a resole..


KEEP the shoes, just send the SHIT!
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,394 points
May 6, 2013
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From Yucca Valley, CA
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May 6, 2013
SITTING ATOP THE CHIEF
This resole thread may have run its coarse, so i propose a change of topic: I love the fixation people have with getting the absolute cheapest price on goods/services. For example, people walk out of the grocery store seemingly oblivious to the downsides of filling their stomachs with the cheapest food money can buy. Or the consequences of buying cheap food from halfway around the world. Americans in particular often refuse to look past price tags into the more complicated issues of what somethings "true cost" is. This isn't to imply that Locker here would give you less value on a resole, despite his cheaper price tag. If he spends half as much time actually resoling shoes as he does waxing eloquent in these forums, I'm sure he does a fine job of resoling. Just thought i'd point out a general tendency towards getting the cheapest whatever-whatever. The dark side of capitalism...if you ask me. eric schweitzer
From Bend, Oregon
Joined May 22, 2011
81 points
May 6, 2013
Locker is the best.

Fact.

End of discussion.
Brandt Allen
From Joshua Tree, Cal
Joined Jan 12, 2004
236 points


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