/ To resole or not to resole that is the question..
cheers in advance
i would say it depends on your feet, if you find it easy to get climbing that fit well then go for cheap shoes (if you struggle then resole what you know works)
My resoled shoes last nearly twice as long as the originals, and I know they already fit. So I resole once or twice then bin when they become too manky.
If you have a pair of shoes that fits you well, resoling is a really good option. For about a third of the price of a new pair, you can have renovated shoes that are as good as anything you could buy new: comfortable uppers that fit your feet and state-of-the-art new sticky soles.
Any recommendations for where to get re soling done ? Need to get my 5 10s done. Want something nice, not too clunky !
Llanberis Resoles, feetfirst and cheshireshoes heard good stories from them all
I'd definitely recommend Llanberis Resoles!
I've had two pairs resoled in the past and find that they're not as good technically any more once resoled. So I just use them for outdoor climbing (I don't climb hard outdoors) because they're comfortable.
Same experience for me, Cheshire are cheaper and fine for my flat soled shoes. My previous more aggressive models are now flat after a trip to Cheshire. Llanberis seem to be better at conserving the shape of the original soles for a few extra £.
They also came back tightened up a bit, which got them back to a snug fit after they had stretched with wear. In fact, after resoling they were a better fit than when I got them.
It depends on the shoe really...I had a pair of edelrid ravens which resoled very well, but the resole to my la sportiva solutions was very poor...the shoe lost its agressive shape, and cheshire shoe repair couldn't retain 'the love bump'.
> ................. because they're comfortable.
You have pairs of comfortable shoes!
My indoor shoes are resoles and my outdoors ones are not. Worn outdoor shoes become indoor shoes an dae resoled when necessary (unless I don't like them). The current indoor shoes are on their second resole because a worn pair of outdoor shoes were too uncomfortable to keep.
Mostly I manage to keep the balance right, but if a pair of indoor shoes becomes too kanckered to resole, the outdoor shoes become unresoled indoor shoes and I buy a new pair of outdoor shoes. Easy.
Always get mine done at Feet First and always get Stealth - really good rubber. My sadly dying green Ninjas are still usable for easier stuff but have lasted many years.
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