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rother

Best place to resole rock shoes

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Heyo,

 

I've got a pair of Scarpa Technos that fit really well and I hate to give them up. Any suggestions for a good place to send them to get resoled?

 

Tyson

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I've had very good luck with Rock'n Resole in Boulder, CO. The major downside is the amount of time the shoes spend in transit, but they rarely spend more than a day or so at the facility before they're back on the road.

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Ramutas shoe repair. They were reasonably quick and my shoes (TC pros) looked like new when I got them back.

 

Eric

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Ramutas shoe repair. They were reasonably quick and my shoes (TC pros) looked like new when I got them back.

 

Eric

 

Second that! This guys does awesome work with new rands.

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Geez, thanks for all the feedback. With, such strong endorsements, it's still kinda hard to choose. A friend of mine suggested the Rubber Room or Rock and Resole. Guess I'm going to have to do a little more research.

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Ramuta. I've used Page, Rubber Room, Rock n Resole, Cascade Cobbler... The only one who does a flawless job, on every shoe, every time, is John.

 

Drop them off at VW and save yourself the shipping.

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ramuta's, without a doubt.

 

super technical work by a guy who really cares about a perfect finish.

 

like frost above says, drop off at seattle vertical world for free shipping (do ask when they're shipping next, cuz they could end up sitting in their box for a bit til full).

 

i had such a bad experience at dave page's twenty years ago hah! that i never could bring myself to try them again.

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John Ramuta has provided me personally with nearly 30 resoles. He's so good he got 5 resoles for me on a pair of slip lasted 2 strap velcro shoes (5.10 UFO). He's so good he got me 9 resoles on a pair of board lasted tie-ups (Boreal Aces).

 

He now lives in Montana, Vertical World Seattle ships your shoes for free as a group shipment, you can ship them directly if you prefer. I've seen resole jobs from shoe cobblers from around the country, some resoles look as good as Ramuta's and none look better. He grew up a local boy, learned climbing in the Cascades, learned to be a cobbler from his father at the family store that was at 509 Stewart in downtown Seattle.

 

Ramuta's work is straight, clean, professional and never delaminates.

 

I've tried most of the cobblers mentioned in this thread and I've tried several more. Over the years Ramuta's work has been consistently the best.

 

 

 

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If you drop your shoes off at Ramuta's downtown they'll ship em for free too AND you get to talk to his mom.

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I think I'm gonna go Ramuta because of all the awesome feedback. That and he's in Helena and I'm in Bozeman. ~90 miles or so. I think I can get my brother to drop 'em off too. I'll tell you how it goes...

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The rubber room is worth the wait and 6-8 is definitively peak season waiting. Best resole i've ever had, shoes fit like they were new out of the box, they shrank the last back down, awesome.

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John Ramuta has always done a great job for me too. He has given several pairs of my shoes new life when I was ready to toss them because they were so blown out. That and his soles don't delam unlike some of the other guys mentioned in this thread.

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Bump for Rock and Resole. Had my shoes back to me in a little over a week. Price is very reasonable. I have also used Komito, Rubber Room, and Mountain Soles. Like Rock and Resole the best.

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The rubber room is worth the wait and 6-8 is definitively peak season waiting. Best resole i've ever had, shoes fit like they were new out of the box, they shrank the last back down, awesome.

 

I've gotten shoes resoled in Joshua Tree, Bishop, and Ramuta when he was here in Seattle. Everyone did the job, but the Rubber Room in Bishop won my loyalty. Their craftsmanship is excellent and the service is awesome. The cost of mailing my shoes and the wait is extremely worth it, and I'll recommend them to everyone.

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i'd agree but a 6 week turnaround time is insane and they've lost my loyalty because of that

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I've had really good luck with Cascade Cobbler in Winthrop. They had a couple issues with with turnaround time when the new owner took over but apparently now quality and turnaround is really good. The one pair of shoes he did for me was done very well and its good to support a small business in the Methow. Reminds me, I've got a pair I need to send him.

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I got my technos back from Ramuta's and the resole job is awesome! I will definitely send my shoes back to him the next time they are in need of new rubber! Quick turn around time and they climb like they are brand new. Saaaweet!

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Sad to be bumping this topic back from the dark ages.  Ramuta isn't taking individual orders, Cascade Cobbler seems gone, Dave Page gets mixed reviews....any good options in the PNW?  

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