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woodse


Jan 23, 2002, 8:40 AM
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Hey all.....

I'm just wondering how many of you have done your own resoling?? You know, buying the five-ten kit and then doing the work yourself. Any nightmare stories? I've heard that it's relatively easy to do and you save about $25 depending on the resoling company you would use if you didn't do it yourself. Let me hear the unrelenting knowledge of the most sophisticated of all people...rc.com members!!!!!!

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Would LOVE to be able to give you some beta on this, but since I can barely handle tying them, I would never even consider trying a resole on my own.

I've had mine done by a shop out here 3 times now and find that it's easier to simply pay $35 to have them done and be able to take them back if they start to peel off, than to do them myself and jack 'em up bad.

Just me though, as mechanically un-inclined as any human can be .

Mick


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All I have ever heard are horror stories.

I was quoted $60.00 for a resole. Instead, ordered a new pair from www.barrabes.com, including shipping, for $58.00

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Ok there has to be more of you that know about this, what are there 10,000+ members. Hopefully everyone is home from work now and you're going to provided some more info!!!

Thanks to those who already replied....

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I too have heard that it takes a lot of work to do it right. Just send them out to get them done. The little amount of money you save is not worth it. You also have to buy a grinder to grind off the old sole and to shape the new one. More money.

TRADitionally yours,

Addiroids


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I've had mine done through REI. They send em out to an independent place and i was very satisfied with the job that they did.
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I have resoled two pair of shoes and its not as bad as you might think. If you take your time and follow the instructions they should turn out pretty good.


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Why would you want to resole your own shoes to save $25 when it only costs about $30? (That is, a half sole and no work on the toe rand).

I've had several pairs done at Rock N' Resole in Boulder, CO and they do a great job with a two-day turn-around-time. I would mail yours to them.


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The resole cost after shipping, 2 toe patches and half a sole on both shoes, done by rock and resole or rocky mountain resole is $50+ a kit costs about $23.

This is why I asked the question!

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  If you really love that particular pair of shoes I wouldn't (only my opinion) risk doing it myself! If your not successful you'll be out the 23$ but you'll have to get new shoes then you haven't saved any money at all, like the little woman likes to ask,"How much is free this time?"
And Deed you must be quite crafty, in the Martha Stewart way, good for you!
Your local gym may be able to help with shipping, at my gym they ship shoes for a few customers at a time and save on shipping.
I hope this helps.
Jeff


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