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Jul 19, 2012
Can anyone recommend a good resoler in New England or nearby?

Not a huge deal to send them to CA or CO but thought I would try something local that was maybe quicker.

I think I need a rand repair too.

Also, I really have not kept it up with the "best sticky rubber" debate? Any recommendations? I like climbing granite cracks and slabs for the most part.


Joined Jul 13, 2011
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Jul 19, 2012
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I sent my Mythos to the Cobbler and Cordwainer, NY -
- This was partly because they were listed on the La Sportiva website as an "authorised resoler", but they did a good job of them. Sorry, but I'm not really up to speed on the "best rubber" either

Nick Russell
From Bristol, UK
Joined Sep 1, 2011
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Jul 19, 2012
Plattsburgh Shoe hospital is another option.
Nathan Stokes
Joined Oct 20, 2008
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Jul 19, 2012
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I've heard Vibram is better on sharper rock such as limestone or Rumney schist, and Five Ten rubber is better on granite. Can't say for sure, quite a bit is probably superstition/ personal preference.

Although, I've had really good luck doing harder granite slabs in MA with Five Ten's.
Brendan Blanchard
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 18, 2010
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Jul 19, 2012
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The location, east versus west, makes no difference in turn-around time. A western resoler may very well turn them around faster than someone local. Find one that has a good reputation and a guaranteed turn-around instead of where they are located. Someone mentioned Cobbler and Cordwainer in NY. Compare prices I think you will find them to be comparatively expensive. Brian
From North Kingstown, RI
Joined Sep 27, 2001
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Jul 19, 2012
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I will second what Brian said. I have sent two orders to Rock and Resole in the last month and both have been less than two weeks between me shipping them and getting them back. Both had a great job done on them also. Alex Mitchell
From Cincinnati, OH
Joined May 14, 2012
1,967 points
Jul 19, 2012
My friends tell me Cobbler and Cordwainer is rather expensive now. I used to have him do all my resoles when he was located in MA and, back then, he was the quickest with me doing the drop-off and pick-up.

I am also presently looking around for a good resoler.

I can recommend resoling with Vibram XS Grip, good rubber with longevity.
S. Neoh
Joined Oct 4, 2009
551 points
Jul 20, 2012
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Well this is always a pain to deal with. But I have went through a few places mentioned and have had some flaws (Peeling rubber etc.). Anyhow after multiple years I have personally not had a problem with The Friction Fix out of West Virginia. $35 depending on the repair.

Ship via the post office. It is much cheaper than other options.

Jeremy A
From NH
Joined Mar 19, 2010
393 points
Jul 20, 2012
If you're willing to wait an extra week, I can't say enough about Barry's Resoles in California.

He's resoled two pairs for me, and they are hands down the best resole jobs I've ever seen.
From Boston, MA
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Jul 20, 2012
Nathan Stokes wrote:
Plattsburgh Shoe hospital is another option.

+1 for Plattsburgh
From Pittsfield, VT
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Jul 20, 2012
Send them to Mark @ Plattsburg Shoe Hospital. He is an experienced climber and cobbler. Does great work.

Peter Gill
Joined Apr 29, 2009
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Jul 20, 2012
Nathan Stokes wrote:
Plattsburgh Shoe hospital is another option.

Bump for the Shoe Hospital. Mark is a professional cobbler and long time climber. He does a great job.
Derek Doucet
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Jul 20, 2012
Thanks for all the replies. Seems like the majority goes to Plattsburgh and Stealth rubber.

Mountain Project speaks!

I'll give them both a shot.

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I've been sending my shoes to Mark at the Plattsburgh Shoe Hospital for the past 10 years. Turn around time is good, the price I right, and the workmanship is great. Highly recommended. Chris Duca
From Havertown, PA
Joined Dec 16, 2006
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Jul 24, 2012
Add my vote for Mark and Plattsburgh Shoe Hospital losbill
Joined Nov 21, 2006
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Jul 31, 2012
New England ReSoul based out of Southern New Hampshire!

Mike Veazey
From Exeter, NH
Joined May 23, 2008
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Sep 18, 2012
Mike Veazey wrote:
New England ReSoul based out of Southern New Hampshire! Info@NewEnglandReSoul.Com

Does anyone have any experience with resoling their shoes at New England ReSoul? What did you think of their work?
Joined Sep 18, 2012
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Sep 19, 2012
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Ramuta's Resoles in Montana does an outstanding job. I've been sending shoes there for years even when I lived on the east coast. He's fast on the turn around, and does and exceptional job if your rands are shot. Plus, his prices for rand repair are the best that I've found. He even fixes little holes here and there in the leather free of charge! Jeremy Steck
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Sep 24, 2007
5,630 points
Sep 19, 2012
Got my La Sportiva Barracudas resoled at New England Resoul earlier this summer and Ri did a good job with them. Plus he's a nice guy. It was $50 for the work, but he didn't have exact change at his shop so he only charged me $40. If you're in the area, go for it. Matt.Zia
From Telluride, CO
Joined Mar 13, 2012
103 points
Sep 19, 2012
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I used to send mine to teh Friction Fix in WV. They do excellent work but aren't very fast in my experience. It has been faster for me to send mine out to Boulder or CA recently, and both shops did good work as well. Ryan Williams
From London (sort of)
Joined May 10, 2009
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Sep 19, 2012
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Plattsburgh Shoe Hospital! Mark does a great job! Dropping a pair off today. Will Roth
From Saranac Lake, NY
Joined Dec 5, 2009
12 points
Sep 22, 2012
New England Resoul was really easy to work with and now they have drop off/pick up points at Metrorock in Everett and Newburyport MA. It is a pretty new company, but my friends and I agree that the resoling is of good quality, is competitively priced, and you don't have to send your shoes across the country! SarahKS
Joined Sep 16, 2008
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Oct 27, 2012
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freezeus wrote:
+1 for Plattsburgh

Yep... Mark does an awesome job!
From Plattsburgh, Ny
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