Cobblers who resole approach shoes

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Cobblers who resole approach shoes

Postby gbagua » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 3:28 pm

Hello,

I got a pair of La Sportiva TX4s and was wondering if anyone knows a cobbler in Australia who is able to resole this particular shoe.

Thanks in advance :)
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Re: Cobblers who resole approach shoes

Postby crollsurf » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 3:41 pm

I believe there is someone in Hornsby, Sydney who can replace the Vibram sole. Ring Mountain Equipment and they'll be able to tell you. The Chatswood store.

Amazing approach shoe but that's the price you pay for grip.

Interested to know how many kms you got out of them before needing a sole replacement?

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Re: Cobblers who resole approach shoes

Postby CBee » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 4:15 pm

I'd be interested too. I usually destroy a pair of approach shoes every year. They are not cheap.
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Re: Cobblers who resole approach shoes

Postby crollsurf » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 4:29 pm

CBee wrote:I'd be interested too. I usually destroy a pair of approach shoes every year. They are not cheap.
Yeah, I could imagine. I save them for special occasions.

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Re: Cobblers who resole approach shoes

Postby gbagua » Wed 15 Jan, 2020 9:51 am

Hey, many thanks. I'll give them a call and will report here in the end.

Yes they are that good that I use them for climbing too! Up to medium grades then switch to climbing shoes. Reason why I need to resole them after only 4 months of use. 3 times per week approx. So comfy they are that I walk with them, climb with them and back to the car with them too. Hate climbing shoes after finding out what TX4s are really like. Love them! :)
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Re: Cobblers who resole approach shoes

Postby gbagua » Wed 15 Jan, 2020 10:32 am

I'll be happy too if anyone else knows of a cobbler who has access to Vibram dot rubber (TX4 uses megagrip):

http://www.tahoegripworks.com/resoles/5 ... oach-shoes
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Re: Cobblers who resole approach shoes

Postby gbagua » Wed 15 Jan, 2020 10:58 am

Gave Mountain Equipment a call, they referred me to that cobbler in Hornsby but the guy doesn't use either "MegaGrip" or "Dot Rubbers;" he charges $135 for a full resole. Too expensive.
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Re: Cobblers who resole approach shoes

Postby Petew » Wed 15 Jan, 2020 12:54 pm

Anyone tried contacting Big John's Retreads in Blackheath? He has resoled tens of thousands of rock shoes and has done approach shoes in the past
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Re: Cobblers who resole approach shoes

Postby wallwombat » Wed 15 Jan, 2020 6:50 pm

Big John's Retreads in Blackheath. He can resole everything.
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Re: Cobblers who resole approach shoes

Postby gbagua » Thu 16 Jan, 2020 4:45 am

Thanks guys. I saw that website but wasn't sure if he could, now that you mention they can I will give them a call.
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Re: Cobblers who resole approach shoes

Postby cams » Tue 04 Feb, 2020 5:31 pm

Bit late to the party, but Scotty Dog should be able to do them. I've had a quote for resoling some 5.10's with dot rubber before. http://www.scottydog.com.au/
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