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VSR Climbing Shoe Resoles California

Why choose us?
Dave has been perfecting his craft for over 10 years. As a climber himself, he understands the precision required for a high quality resole. And as the only cobbler, every shoe is resoled by him, insuring consistent, high quality repairs. Since hiring Caileen as our manager in 2022, we have streamlined ordering and shipping; you can now expect prompt communication through phone, email, and website chat.

About resoling
Usually the highest wear area is at the tip of the shoe (big toe area). If you wear through the sole rubber and into the underlying rand rubber, you will need the rands replaced. Sometimes you cannot see a hole and the rands still need replacing. All repairs will be listed on the invoice sent through email. 
Turn Around Time
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Early Fall estimate 2-3 weeks

Starting in September 2023 we will ONLY take La Sportiva, Butora, Unparallel, and Scarpa brand climbing shoes. 
*They're superior, last longer, less of a pain to work on. 
Thanks for respecting our business choice and not asking us for exceptions to the rule.

Acceptable Shoe Resoles

No holes through the shoe in any capacity. All stitching under the rubber, if exposed, is FULLY in tact. 
If after looking through all of these photos you are still unsure, EMAIL us photos at

Irreparable Shoes, Too Far Gone

If you mail them to us and they are too far gone for our policy, we will mail them back to you without repairing them and you will not be reimbursed for shipping.

You will see these listed on the emailed invoice

Half Soles

5.10 C4 4.2mm - $50 

5.10 C4 5.5mm - $55 

La Sportiva Edge 4mm - $50

La Sportiva Grip 4mm - $50

No Edge - Half Soles

No edge (e.g. Theory) - $70

Approach Shoes

Full Resole - $70

Patch  - $15-$25 

*We no longer do Chacos!

Split Sole- Half Soles

5.10 C4 4.2mm - $50 

La Sportiva Grip 4mm - $55

La Sportiva Edge 4mm $55

Rand Replacement

Rand replacement - $35 

*the rand is the rubber that curves up over the toe. Even if there isn't a visible hole, it may need to be replaced 

Misc Repair

Reglue - $10

Stitch - $10-$30 

Straps *eg. Solutions - $30 pair

Climbing Shoe Services Agreement

1. Rands will be put on at the discretion of the cobbler. They will only be put on if necessary. Assume you need them when considering the cost of your repairs. 

2. We will not repair shoes formerly resoled by other resolers. We will mail them back to you without repairing them.  

3. We will not repair Drago models from Scarpa or Chaco sandals.

4. You must send in BOTH shoes in a pair.

5. Ensure your return address is completely correct and is a reliable address or PO Box to ship to- If your shoes are returned to sender/our shop, then you will pay the shipping fee again. 

6. If your shoes are too far gone for our policy (see above photo examples), we will mail them back to you without repairing them.


Ross B.

"Great service. I got a rand replacement on my climbing shoes and they are perfect. The shapes of the shoe didn’t change at all and you can only tell that the rands have been replaced on close inspection."

Want to learn more about resoling?

Check out this article from The Undercling! 

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