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By Camden
From Madison, WI
Feb 27, 2013

Anyone use them for climbing shoe resoles? Tired of shipping mine out west so was thinking of checking them out this time. Comments/concerns?


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By Burt Lindquist
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From Madison, WI
Feb 27, 2013
Trying to stay warm up on Brownstone Wall Red Rocks, NV

I have taken several pair of climbing shoes to Eastside for resole. They are OK for straight forward half sole replacemnt when the shoes have minimum wear. I say be leary if you have extensive rand repair needed... they never seemed to quite get the quality of repair I wanted for the price when extensive rand repair was needed.... There are places well worth the extra wait of shipping time (and cost)that do great work when your shoes require heavy rand repair.


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By Bret Thompson
From Madison, WI
Feb 27, 2013

I had them do half sole replacements on a pair of shoes recently and they did a decent job. I was happier with their work than I was with Rubber Room in Bishop.
Keep in mind that their lead times have been over 6 weeks. You may not get your shoes back any earlier than sending them out of town. The storefront is only open a few hours a week as well. I ended up having to wait an extra five days for my shoes because I didn't make it to their shop during the two hours they were open the Saturday after they called me.


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By Tradoholic
Feb 27, 2013

Ditto on what Burt says but overall it was good enough to make me choose a local biz over an unknown. She's motivated to learn to do better resoles so try em out and give feedback on what you dont like. BTW, hit up Mermaid Cafe next door for the best coffee in Madison.


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By Camden
From Madison, WI
Feb 27, 2013

Thanks for the info. I've got a few pairs that need work (some in need of serious rand work) so maybe I'll just drop off one or two at first and see how they turn out. I've only ever used R&R and have never been disappointed. I don't like the sound of waiting 6 weeks for a questionable quality repair.. might as well try to support the local biz though. Can't come back worse than they are now!


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By Burt Lindquist
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From Madison, WI
Feb 27, 2013
Trying to stay warm up on Brownstone Wall Red Rocks, NV

They are very receptive to fixing any issues afterwards. I should make sure to say that. Nick is right on as well. They want feedback so they can better meet your needs. On most of the pairs I took in I only had to wait about 2.5 weeks so I have no complaints about that. They did have more hours that they were open at that time. I haven't taken a pair of shoes in in about 1.5 years at this point. I had them repair a pair of 5.10 Pitons and Moccasins, a pair of older 5.10 Razors, a pair of La Sportiva Mura's, and finally a pair of Boreal Aces.


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