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Aug 3, 2011
finger of fate (moby grape / cannon)
I live in NJ and the sole of my Scarpa Feroces are starting to wear to the rand and I want to fix them before they become a problem.

So a couple questions:

1) Scarpa has that V-tension toe thing, if I get them resoled, will that stay? I can actually notice the difference it provides and don't really want to lose it.

2) What's the best place (quality, price, return time) to get a resole done?
Gravity Slave
From Palisades Park, NJ
Joined Jul 5, 2011
36 points
Aug 4, 2011
I use Rock & Resole in Boulder and am happy with their work. 2-3 turnaround. Bill M
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Jun 30, 2010
183 points
Aug 4, 2011
Font!
I have no basis for comparison, but I've had at least 10 pairs of shoes resoled at Rock and Resole, and they do a great job. Berkeley
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 2, 2006
11 points
Aug 4, 2011
I have to disagree, rock & resole was completely unprofessional, in terms of quality of resole, and customer service. I will never go back.

Yosemite Bum has however been the complete opposite. I have had at least 10 pairs done and my shoes come back like new.
Matt J
From Bozeman, Montana
Joined May 26, 2010
26 points
Aug 4, 2011
Got a relatively simple shoe, Sportiva Katana, done at Rock and Resole and they came back peeling between the rand and the sole on day 1. In essence, I paid $40 for two new rands as I had to get a resole to get rid of the delam.

I've had great experiences with Cascade Cobbler in terms of workmanship and attention to detail. Maybe a little slow and not very communicative but when the shoes come back you see that it was worth the wait.
JonathanC
From CO
Joined May 14, 2008
7 points
Aug 4, 2011
Gif on Bimbo Shrine, Kaymoor
I've had two great experiences with Rock & Resole. See my review here: rockclimberlife.com/rock-resol... Gif Zafred
From Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Nov 30, 2010
41 points
Aug 4, 2011
Crux Move
Matt J wrote:
I have had at least 10 pairs done and my shoes come back like new.


You've had ten pairs done and you're not sure its ok to just bend the trigger wires back on a cam...?

I have tried a couple places around CO, and rock and resole is by far the best place everytime. They do a great job on your shoes.
Phil Lauffen
From The Bubble
Joined Jun 20, 2008
2,193 points
Aug 4, 2011
Starting up the steep 7b crux of Süpervitamin.
+1 for rock and resole in Boulder.
Think I've had 6(?) shoes resoled there and everytime they come back looking like new. Even the leather feels better.
Monty
From Golden, CO
Joined Mar 13, 2006
3,256 points
Aug 4, 2011
Colonel Mustard
I have no problem bending the trigger wires back in place on my cams and have gotten countless shoes resoled through Yosemite Bums. I am happy to report many "like new" returns, although the last two my lady and I sent in came back sized a little differently; a new kink in the very reliable service I've recieved throughout the years. I may break up the monogamy and get my next pair resoled somewhere else just as a basis of comparison. Colonel Mustard
Joined Sep 13, 2005
1,382 points
Aug 4, 2011
The wife and I road-trippin on the Connie.
Zeke wrote:
I am happy to report many "like new" returns, although the last two my lady and I sent in came back sized a little differently; a new kink in the very reliable service I've recieved throughout the years. I may break up the monogamy and get my next pair resoled somewhere else just as a basis of comparison.


Your lady might not like it if you break up the monogamy.
Larry S
From Easton, Pennsylvania
Joined May 28, 2010
923 points
Aug 4, 2011
Colonel Mustard
Larry S wrote:
Your lady might not like it if you break up the monogamy.


As long as I'm wearing rubber....
Colonel Mustard
Joined Sep 13, 2005
1,382 points
Aug 4, 2011
The wife and I road-trippin on the Connie.
I see how this applies then
Zeke wrote:
a new kink in the very reliable service I've recieved throughout the years.
Larry S
From Easton, Pennsylvania
Joined May 28, 2010
923 points
Aug 4, 2011
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
Rock n Resole had my shoes back to me in 7 days (chicago) from the day I sent them out. Great service NickinCO
From colorado
Joined Sep 17, 2010
239 points
Aug 4, 2011
Phil Lauffen wrote:
You've had ten pairs done and you're not sure its ok to just bend the trigger wires back on a cam...? I have tried a couple places around CO, and rock and resole is by far the best place everytime. They do a great job on your shoes.


I just started climbing on gear this spring.
Matt J
From Bozeman, Montana
Joined May 26, 2010
26 points
Aug 4, 2011
finger of fate (moby grape / cannon)
hah, wow. You guys made my morning. Thanks

I guess rock and resole it is. I hope I'm not one the bad experiences. At that point I might as well wear them through and just spend the $ on a new pair...

any other votes?
Gravity Slave
From Palisades Park, NJ
Joined Jul 5, 2011
36 points
Aug 4, 2011
The wife and I road-trippin on the Connie.
I had my katanas done at rock and resole years ago, they were just like new when i got them back. Recently had them done at Yosemite Bum (with all my shoes, actually) and they did a good job as well, great looking rand job, but i'm not sure I like their rubber as much. Might just be in my head though. Larry S
From Easton, Pennsylvania
Joined May 28, 2010
923 points
Aug 4, 2011
Never taunt a goat
Dave Page the Cobbler. One pair, very poor job.

Ramuta's. Three pairs, excellent job and he fixed for a reduced price the first pair that had been so poorly done by Page's place. I think this is the only place on my list where one person is responsible for all the repairs, which may make for a more consistent quality.

Yosemite Bum. Three pairs, two excellent and one so-so. All my Evolv resoles go there as it's a little cheaper for Evolv and I like their choice of stiffer mid-sole.

Rock and Resole. Three pairs plus two for friends, all within the past few months. All excellent.
Steve Murphy
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Jul 6, 2009
26 points
Aug 4, 2011
I've tried Rock & Resole two separate times: one pair good, one pair delaminated within days.

Dave Page Cobbler has done dozens of shoe resoles (some with rand repair) for me and all have been excellent. One time I tried a different kind of rubber and hated it, and Dave re-did them for free.
David Harding
From Albuquerque, NM
Joined Aug 7, 2008
13 points
Aug 4, 2011
I have gone to rock and resole for years, but last time my friend get his shoes resoled there, they did a shitty job gluing the rubber on the side of the shoe, they quickly began to de-laminate.

They usually do an excellent job, but if the craftsmanship is somehow less than perfect, take your shoes back and tell them to do it right.
Helldorado
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 8, 2006
38 points
Administrator
Aug 4, 2011
El Chorro
I've had great work and service from Rubber Room and Friction Fix. I like supporting Friction FIx since I know that the owners are good people. Ryan Williams
From London (sort of)
Joined May 10, 2009
1,468 points
Aug 4, 2011
Could the wide variation in results be due more to the condition of the shoes that were sent to these places than the quality of their process? I send my shoes back as soon as I see leather in the crease between the rand and the sole. Bill M
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Jun 30, 2010
183 points
Aug 4, 2011
Slick Rock put in
In my opinion nobody is better than Steve Komito in Estes Park. He's been doing it longer than anyone. I've never had a bad experience and i've had climbing shoes and hiking/mountaineering resoled by him for 30 years. Allen Hill
From FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Joined Jun 12, 2004
1,803 points
Aug 4, 2011
Grande Grotto
Another vote for Ramuta. He's been doing my shoes for close to a decade now. Awesome work. mattm
From TX
Joined Jun 2, 2006
1,238 points
Administrator
Aug 4, 2011
Red-tail Hawk, Buttermilks
Simon and Tony at the Rubber Room in Bishop, CA will hook it up. They don't mess around.

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AWinters
From NH
Joined Apr 6, 2007
5,441 points
Aug 4, 2011
on lead, Mean Green Cody,WY
Allen Hill wrote:
In my opinion nobody is better than Steve Komito in Estes Park. He's been doing it longer than anyone. I've never had a bad experience and i've had climbing shoes and hiking/mountaineering resoled by him for 30 years.



+1
Steve does an amazing job & has always had quick turn around for me.
timt
From Wheat Ridge, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
57 points
Aug 4, 2011
the man was smart
timt wrote:
+1 Steve does an amazing job & has always had quick turn around for me.


I'll third that and add an OMG NOT AGAIN to this thread.
T Roper
From VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
1,057 points


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