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Mar 17, 2013
Hey all,
I'm looking to fix the blow toe in my La Sportiva Boulder X approach shoes. I have found the 5.10 stealth paint and hear it's not worth the money.

I would love for them to look good and not a hack job.


Rock Climbing Photo: my shoe
my shoe
Eric Bonin
Joined Sep 23, 2007
0 points
Mar 17, 2013
Five Ten also sells C4 resole kits, which would be more appropriate than the paint for such a large blow out.

Alternatively, you can put in a call to your resoler of choice.
Jaime M
From Chattanooga, TN
Joined Jan 8, 2013
60 points
Mar 17, 2013
Freesole with some ground up rubber. Freesole dries kinda slick, so the rubber helps. This is what Rock and Resole did to fix a side blowout in my climbing shoes once, and then I realized I could do as good of a job myself.

I've since patched my approach shoes with freesole and no rubber, but don't use them much because they are pretty worn out in general.
David Appelhans
From Medford, MA
Joined Nov 11, 2007
140 points
Mar 21, 2013
my boulder x mids did that...ive got the paint kit but just havent had the chance to do it, i plan on taping around where i want it and being very careful.

kinda bs as far as the toe rand rubber, but other than that i've been really stoked on them.
From Harrisonburg, Virginia
Joined Oct 27, 2009
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