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kevin

resole climbing shoes

Postby kevin » Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:01 pm

Does anyone know of a decent place to have climbing shoes resoled in the Western Cape? Failing that, where should I send them?

Justin

Postby Justin » Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:01 pm

Haven’t seen any Rocksole (in CT) jobs lately, but last time I used them they didn’t do a good job. I used to send my boots up to a guy in Natal (who did a great job), however I don’t have his details anymore. Recommend checking the type of quality job that Rocksole are giving these days? Otherwise…
For CHEAP and RELIABLE resoles, contact Danny at Rock Frog Resoles. R 160 for Resoles. Stealth and Vibram rubber. R 160 for soles, R 190 for soles + rands - postage excluded. 7 working day service!!! Phone 084 780 3114

Postby » Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:04 pm

The oak in Durban is Rowen Winters and he does an axcellent job. His phone numbers are 031 4661824 or 083 2423838. He uses Stealth and will also rerand if necessary.

Postby » Tue May 03, 2005 9:08 am

Try Durasole in Wynberg ,
City Rock sends all their resoles there
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danny

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Postby danny » Tue May 03, 2005 12:24 pm

Hi Kevin
Though not in the Western Cape, I will give you fast, reliable service and it won't cost you any more, despite the postal costs. For references you can check my site at www.resoles.za.net
Happy climbing.
Danny

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Postby Fool » Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:41 pm

its probably a bit late for you Kevin but anyway:

i think it is a far better idea to just save an extra R200 and get a new pair of real cheep shoes... check out Dave Davies (mountain mail order) you can easily find a pair for around R450. they will last longer than resole's... you can use the old one for training untill they disintergate.

money saving tip:
eat pronutro and drink cane for one month.... you will save cash and get strong!!! :)

dannypinkas

resoles

Postby dannypinkas » Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:30 pm

Fool has a point, but only if you are a beginner who is still experimenting with the sport and nor sure if you really want to \"get into it\". True, I am a resoler who is trying to make a living out of the business, but if you are considering a resole Vs buying entry level shoes, you should take the following points into account.
Firstly, the life spand of a shoe is normally measured by how long the rubber lasts. There is no ways a cheap shoe with cheap rubber will outlast a resole on a quality shoe (or a chap one, for that matter) done with Stealth rubber.
Secondly, if you have a quality shoe, which fits you comfortably, none of the entry level shoes will come close to the performance that you'll get out of a good resole with stealth - it's a known fact that many professional climbers have their non-five ten sponsored shoes resoled with stealth even before they wear them.
Thirdly, considering that a person who climbes twice a week will go through at least 3 sets of rubber a year, the maths is elementary: R 1 200 Vs R 600, notwithstanding the mentioned fact that you are likely to require less resoles on a good \"shell\" than replacements of your entry level shoes.
Finally, and I hope this isn't breaching any accepted protocol / ethics on this forum, you can get more info from the following site: www.resoles.za.net
Happy climbing,
Danny

benjack

resoled shoes

Postby benjack » Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:26 am

I had 4 pairs resoled at Durasole.

It took a week and cost about 250 per pair. Not cheap but the idea of throwing them away somehow hurt. Now I have 4 pairs of \"favorite\" shoes.

I've only been out for 2 days in one pair but they seem as good as new.

Flapper

resoles

Postby Flapper » Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:16 pm

I recently did both - bought a pair of new shoes and had my old pair resoled and I must say that so far I prefer the resoles. They were done by Danny at considerably less than the costs in Cape Town. What is it about the coast that you guys pay more for everything?

crosswind

resole climbing shoes

Postby crosswind » Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:04 am

Yeah, I sent in a pair of old Bufos to Danny last year and the job he did was awesome. Can't give enough praise for that-shoes were better than when I first bought them.

Pat

Danny - Rock Frog Resoles

Postby Pat » Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:03 pm

Danny has done my shoes twice for me, and I have to say, he is the best! When you get your shoes back, the work doesn't look very robust, but fear not, it is, and the shoe retains all the feel and shape of a new shoe. Highly recommended. Look no further. Danny's the man. :D

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Postby Drifter » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:55 pm

I believe in resoling shoes because it keeps shoe making skills alive, creates employment and as I mentioned before I have found the quality of the resoling to be excellent.

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Postby Snowflake » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:08 pm

A big thumbs up to Danny, he did two pairs of my old shoes and i use them now as my favorates.

Worth trying him.

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Re:

Postby OneDogClimbing » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:14 pm

Drifter wrote:I believe in resoling shoes because it keeps shoe making skills alive, creates employment and as I mentioned before I have found the quality of the resoling to be excellent.


WTF?

You managed to single-handedly disprove Darwins theory. Survival of the fittest my @ss

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Re: resoled shoes

Postby Drifter » Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:38 pm

benjack wrote:I had 4 pairs resoled at Durasole.

It took a week and cost about 250 per pair. Not cheap but the idea of throwing them away somehow hurt. Now I have 4 pairs of "favorite" shoes.

I've only been out for 2 days in one pair but they seem as good as new.


benjack your way of thinking is the correct way of thinking, you got more for less. We are too much of a throw away society. This creates a lot of waste in the system. I heard that the amount of tin cans the United States throw away each year could built their whole navy fleet.

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Recycling....

Postby OneDogClimbing » Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:48 pm

...and perhaps then recycling water leads to a build up in heavy-metal content (or just plain crap) resulting in brain damage to the consumer, in turn resulting in recycling of 2 year old posts and incurable cases of verbal diarhea.

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Postby nosmo » Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:53 pm

Whatever Drifter. I thought you were gone, but alas...

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Postby waynarky » Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:58 pm

I'll re-sole before i buy a brand new pair of shoes. save a few bob!
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