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Resole your own shoes? (Poor man's resole)


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Eric L · · Roseville, CA · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 115

Has anyone tried resoling their own shoes?  Where do you get rubber?  

Here's the situation:  I have a box of "over loved" shoes which I use for kids (scouts) I take climbing.  Many of these shoes are worn out but kinda serviceable for newbie, and would benefit from new rubber (anything better than what they have).  These are poor-man's loaners, so I don't want to spend a bunch of $ on a REAL resole and the shoes aren't worth an investment, but don't mind trying it out on a couple "lost causes" to see if some effort and minimal money is worth it for these to-be-marginal shoes.  

Thoughts?

Philip Martin · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Aug 2017 · Points: 0

I know you can buy rubber from evolv as welll as 5.10 in sheets. Probably not super expensive in bulk. Anyone know pricing?

King Tut · · Citrus Heights · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 430

PM Locker:

https://www.mountainproject.com/u/locker/11729

He's a pro resoler and can give you the full low down. 

Technique, best/cheapest rubber etc....I think the biggest concern would be properly grinding them and a heat gun to delaminate them etc. (or w/e is proper technique).

If you have the tools not hard.

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,800

Please share whatever you find out. I dabble in the rubber art myself from time to time, and affordable rubber is always a challenge.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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