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ktownclimber


Apr 24, 2002, 8:02 AM
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I have just got my rock shoes back from Vancouver. It cost $80 to get soles and rand patches (with shipping). Should I worry about fixing my 5 year old shoes next time or spend the extra $50 and get new? My old shoes are nice and comfy but are the new models better?




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Apr 24, 2002, 8:11 AM
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I would go with a new pair next time but that is because it will have been your second resoling and reconditioning buy new next time but i see no prob with one resole


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Apr 24, 2002, 8:51 AM
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Well, depending on what type of shoe you currently have, a new shoe design might be better. Sometimes if your shoes stretch out and are really comfy, you won't preform as well on hard edges and such. With my slippers, it's not comfy at all! No Pain, No Gain is the name of the game with my Zens. I'd invest in a new shoe since you have had yours for so long. You can still use them, but another pair would be nice.


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Apr 25, 2002, 6:32 AM
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how long have u worn it before going for resole?? just curious


Partner phylp


Apr 25, 2002, 11:02 AM
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Next time, you might not want to wait so long before getting a resole - if you needed full soles and rand patches you're either waiting too long or constantly climbing some heinous wide cracks. I send my shoes off when they need only halfsoles and get about 5-6 resoles per pair before I retire the shoes for good. With a good resoler, the performance I get from the shoe does not suffer.


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i normally resole, because i don't normally have all the cash to get new shoes. plus if you don't let your shoes get rand damage they are much cheaper, plus i only get half soles.


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Apr 26, 2002, 8:17 PM
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Geez, i'd just do it myself. Thats what I did with my 5.10 beater shoes, and I was amazed how well it worked out.

Sole On,
Jeremy


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really? i've heard that it is quite hard to re-sole shoes yourself and that you usually wind up making a bigger mess then anything else.


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