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