What is a resole?
When the rubber on your climbing shoes has begun to lose its edge and begun to round out, it might be time to consider getting a fresh layer of rubber to replace the worn out toes of the shoes. By using a combination of time, glue, rubber, and heat a cobbler can restore the climbing shoe edge back to performance level. Thus saving you and the environment the trouble of disposing of your climbing waste!
When is my climbing shoe too far gone to be resoled?
When there are holes in the rubber at the seam of the sole and the toe cap it may be too late for The Cosmic Cobbler to work his magic. Although toe caps can be replaced, a damaged rand ( which protects the soft stitching, and provides extra friction) could be beyond fixing. Keep a vigilant eye on those shoes as you venture out into the crags so that you can know when your shoes are ready for a makeover!
Here are some examples of shoes that are too far gone:
(If your shoes are totally thrashed send me pics and I will feature the here)
If there is a visible hole in the leather your shoes might be too far gone!