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Title: Rock shoe resoler in the NE?
Post by: bumpkin on September 30, 2003, 09:47:15 AM
Sorry if this is the wrong forum... anyone have recommendations for a resoler in the NE?

(I used the search feature on this site and nothing came up, still, sorry if this has already been done to death elsewhere).
Title: Re: Rock shoe resoler in the NE?
Post by: Schandy on September 30, 2003, 09:57:09 AM
Here in VT, the best place to send your shoes is plattsburg shoe hospital in NY.  I haven't used anyplace closer.  They do a great job and the turn around time is pretty fast.  

Andy
Title: Re: Rock shoe resoler in the NE?
Post by: Admin Al on September 30, 2003, 10:35:47 AM
for years I've used The Cobler & Cordweiner in NY state. they are who EMS uses these days & can get really backed up. when I was in Boston I occasionally used some guy in Needham, I can't remember his name but he advertises in the mags. i don't think that there is anyone in this area.

Al
Title: Re: Rock shoe resoler in the NE?
Post by: slobmonster on September 30, 2003, 10:52:46 AM
rock and resole, in boulder, colorado, does a good job.  cheap and pretty quick.

friends have used the rubber room, in wilson, ca, with great success.

i think the best thing is to not beat your rands to a point that the work is more reconstruction than resoling...
Title: Re: Rock shoe resoler in the NE?
Post by: LizzyBee on September 30, 2003, 12:12:03 PM
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when I was in Boston I occasionally used some guy in Needham, I can't remember his name but he advertises in the mags.
Al

You're thinking of The Soleman. Here's the link http://www.faroutsports.com/resoles.htm. He gets mixed reviews, but the couple of resoles I've had done by him were good.
Lizz
Title: Re: Rock shoe resoler in the NE?
Post by: lynniefish on October 01, 2003, 07:14:40 AM
i agree with schandy (and i guess i should, otherwise he'll send me out on the sharp end --- AGAIN!) that the Plattsburgh Shoe Hospital is very good, not too expensive (we paid about $30 a pair, as i recall) and the turn-around time (less that 2 weeks) is really great. I would use them again.

Caveat -- neither andy nor i needed a rand repair. so we cant really comment on that.
Title: Re: Rock shoe resoler in the NE?
Post by: Jeff on October 01, 2003, 07:47:13 AM
 They are definitely not in the NE, but I've had about 6 resole jobs done by the Rubber Room in Bishop, CA. with such positive results I'm not really willing to try anyone new. It's a nuisance to send them away, but I've had good turn around times and even had to have 2 pairs of rand repairs which were the best I've ever seen. I try to look at my shoes in the winter and avoid sending them off in May-July; that said, I have had to send a pair off in mid-season (procrastination being one of my strong points) and still got them back within 3 weeks. If, like me, you've got more shoes than feet, that's probably not a major obstacle. Climb to ski, ski to live, live to climb! Jeff Lea
Title: Re: Rock shoe resoler in the NE?
Post by: ccclimber on October 01, 2003, 10:18:49 AM
i to am a firm believer in The Rubber Room..had my Mythos  resoled four or five times and got 7 years out of 'em..can't find an excuse to use someone else
Title: Re: Rock shoe resoler in the NE?
Post by: haircity on October 02, 2003, 04:07:08 AM
I've used both the Soleman in Needham as well as Rock and Resole in Boulder.

Both good jobs, Rock and Resole much faster (more staff).