Sent in my pair of original Pinks. Was skeptical about the resole because they were so perfectly fitting and sensitive. Well, they still are and climbed also identically, with better edging due to new rubber, straight 'out of the box'. Fast turn around too.
I've met me and I'd agree that I am a really nice guy, after I've had my morning coffee anyway.
The trick to getting a good resole (apart from sending them here) is to send them in early, before the rand needs doing. Not that a re-rand will mean a bad job, just catching them early will be better.
That is more important on some shoes than other as the construction of the shoe makes a huge difference in how well they keep their shape - as a general rule Scarpas and Sportivas hold their shape well and can be quite worn and still come out well, 5.10s and Evolvs are much worse as they tend to go really floppy.
Oh, thanks for all the good feedback everyone, its keeping me busy!
Oh, I've now had someone redpoint a couple of 8c's in my resoles and an E7 onsight (where both the climbers had my resoles on) thats just the ones I know of - don't listen to anyone who says that resoles are just for bumbling at the wall!
Yep another vote for Torquil, my Evolv Bandit's were even better than the original sole after re-soling with 5.10 stealth. And also a pair of Anasazi Blanco's which had a very poor job done were re-worked and are now my "best" shoes.
> Muria VS what rubber for best feel/grip would you recommend and if its the C4 do you know when you'll get some more in?
C4 is by far the stiffest (and therefore least sensitive) rubber there is. I've been out of stock for 9 months now and I'm not holding my breath for it any time soon - 5.10 just haven't been bringing it into Europe at all for a while, apparently they need it all to make their shoes!
I'd normally put XS Edge on Miuras but the XS Grip is softer and would give you better feel (and yes it would wear down quicker).
The difference in softness/feel/wear rates on all the rubbers is really obvious, especially when you handle the rubber as a sheet off the shoe. The difference in grip is much less so and I'd find it hard to say one is "grippier", thats a lot more subjective.
In reply to jon22: Torquil did a mint job on a pair of Scarpa approach shoes for me and then resoles on 2 pairs of 5.10 greens. The greens were great afterwards felt like they had tightened up a bit somehow, way better than when they were at the end of the original soles.
Will certainly use in preference to anyone else in the future, and obviously will recommend.
> Torquil did a mint job on a pair of Scarpa approach shoes for me and then resoles on 2 pairs of 5.10 greens. The greens were great afterwards felt like they had tightened up a bit somehow, way better than when they were at the end of the original soles.
I know exactly what you mean, my theory is it's because you have a perfectly moulded to your foot upper and of course a top quality sole pulling it all together. My Blanco's felt exactly as you describe.
Got my Miura V.S's back today,tried them out on the wall.Brill,at least as good as new. After poor resoles with two other well known resole companies where my shoes came back as upturned wellies I am more than pleased, will be sending more shoes your way.Just for future ref can you resole Futura's?
Many thanks Bob
yes I can do futuras/speedsters, I'll get some info on the website about it as I get asked this about once a week. I can keep the edglessness (?) but don't keep the full wrap-around toe piece, they end up looking more like a solution. There's photo of a finished one on my Facebook page here