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#1156224 - 08/09/17 08:51 PM How many times do you resole your boots?
wfinley Offline
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Considering sending in my (La Sportiva Nepal) boots to Dave Page for a third resole. This time they'll need a full rand / sole rebuild. The boots are almost 15 years old and while they see a fair amount of use... they don't see that much given I have plastics for the winter and lighter boots for the summer.

How many times do you guys resole your boots before deciding it's time to buy a new pair?

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#1156228 - 08/10/17 05:44 AM Re: How many times do you resole your boots? [Re: wfinley]
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if the uppers are in good shape and fit your foot well, that would make it worth getting a resole instead of buying a new boot. that boot is fully formed to your feet.

now wether it is worth resoling because you don't use it much any more, that is a personal question.
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#1156233 - 08/10/17 12:22 PM Re: How many times do you resole your boots? [Re: wfinley]
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The uppers are in decent shape. I use them enough to justify a resole... I'm more concerned about how many times I can resole before the boot self destructs.

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#1156237 - 08/10/17 08:26 PM Re: How many times do you resole your boots? [Re: wfinley]
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Maybe Dave Page could answer that question.

So the uppers are still waterproof? Seems like that is the first to go. I think my boots just let too much water in with age.
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#1156248 - 08/12/17 02:02 AM Re: How many times do you resole your boots? [Re: wfinley]
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I wore a pair of Galibier Super Guides until the uppers wore clean through back in the 70s-80s - resoled (and steel shanks replaced) three times. If the uppers are sound, and the fit is still good, I'd resole.

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#1156291 - 08/14/17 10:03 PM Re: How many times do you resole your boots? [Re: montypiton]
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Originally Posted By: montypiton
I wore a pair of Galibier Super Guides until the uppers wore clean through back in the 70s-80s - resoled (and steel shanks replaced) three times. If the uppers are sound, and the fit is still good, I'd resole.


Thanks. Uppers are mostly sound. Waterproof is questionable... but I think it might be more a matter of leaking around the rand than the actual leather.

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