/ Resoling climbing shoe experiences.
I have just had my first pair of climbing shoes (Muira VS) re-soled. I also sent them away with my friends Evolv Quests.
It took them 5 weeks to do and they came back up turned. I tried them on at the wall and it feels like they have been stretched. My heel is slipping out the back and my toes no longer knuckle. Needless to say I can't wear them. My friend says his felt half a size bigger as well.
I rang them to ask what I/they could do and the man who did the repairs has told me this is "impossible". Bit insulting to say the least. I was ready to write them off and take the £45 hit but after that I would like to follow this up.
Anyone had this sort of experience? I just want to know before I go headlong into an argument I may or may not win.
It's possible yours may have been mixed up with someone elses...one of my friends after happily wearing his resoles for a couple of months got a call to say that although he'd got one of his original shoes back the other shoe was someone elses - they were a half size different but in his case it suited his odd feet - the other guy meanwhile was half crippled...
I've had tons of pairs resoled, and mostly accepted that some would come back in a banana shape with an upturn.
Though I've just had a pair of solutions done with llanberris resoles and they were cheap and the job is excellent. The shape is exactly as it was when I bought the boots, in fact they feel like new boots again. Pretty impressed really.
This doesn't sound right. I've sent 3 pairs off to Cheshire Shoe and although they are less positive for technical climbing (toes are a bit rounder from toe rand repair), they've definitely still been wearable.
another recommendation for llanberis resoles. i had 3 pairs done recently. sent them on a tuesday and they were back with me by saturday. excellent job on all 3 (vapour v needed just a resole, anasazi verdi and velcro both needed rand and resole) and at about £105 including postage much cheaper than buying new shoes
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