Best Resoler- spring cleaning


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Trad climber
berkeley ca
Topic Author's Original Post - May 17, 2017 - 07:04pm PT

I just sent pairs to the rubber room and rock and resole to compare the workmanship. They will be back any day. Looking forward to sharing!!
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
May 17, 2017 - 07:15pm PT

Mountain climber
May 17, 2017 - 07:31pm PT
I agree with Mark!

The best resoler has retired. Unfortunate for us, but not for him!

state of being
May 18, 2017 - 08:02am PT
I got back a pair from the Rubber Room recently, and one shoe delaminated around the edges within a week. No more Rubber Room for me.
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
May 18, 2017 - 08:05am PT
I've never used anyone but Barry. You will not be disappointed. FACT
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 18, 2017 - 09:24am PT
I use Barry exclusively now. I had also used Locker in the past.

state of being
May 18, 2017 - 09:40am PT
To do a real compare, you have to use each pair for a month. They all look great when you open the box.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
May 18, 2017 - 09:41am PT
While we are at it here, who is good for mountaineering boots?

Soles coming off my Scarpa plastic mountaineer boots. Damn pain in the ass coming down the mountain with my heel flopping.

I blame myself for storing them in the hot garage all summer year after year.

I would do it myselft with Barge Cement but since boots are a life and death matter I would prefer to use a pro.

San Rafael
May 18, 2017 - 12:56pm PT
Check out " Greater Tahoe Gripworks". I saw his info on a flyer at The Leap a while back and have been happy with the quality of work and the turn around time.

Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
May 18, 2017 - 01:05pm PT
For boots it's Dave Page in Seattle.

Trad climber
Redwood City, CA
May 18, 2017 - 01:48pm PT
I agree with Dave Page for mountaineering boots. He's done a beautiful job for me (but it has been some years). I've also used Rubber Room. They did a decent job in the end, but they lost my boots and it took them several months to find them.

Spider - You showed me around Texas Canyon many years ago when I was living in LA. That was a fun area.

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 18, 2017 - 02:03pm PT

But Locker's dead!
He said so hisself!
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
May 18, 2017 - 02:20pm PT
Chad at Black Rainbow in Las Vegas. He does stellar work and is a great person, as well.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 18, 2017 - 02:56pm PT
Rock and Resole in Boulder have done a fine job for me. They have managed to keep several pair of the old model Techno (my favorite shoe) alive for me even though they have been out of production for several years

Trad climber
Fresno CA
May 18, 2017 - 03:12pm PT
Another vote for Barry.

Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
May 18, 2017 - 03:32pm PT
Barry does a really good job. He has put C4 on the front of my two pairs of Boreal Ballets.

Why two pairs?

Because Barry put a thin plastic insole up front in one pair that makes edging a dream!

With those two pairs I can swing both ways.

Did I say that out loud?
Myles Moser

Lone Pine, Ca
May 18, 2017 - 10:43pm PT
Puppo is the man. Wheather it be mountain boots to customized design. Tony and crew have never failed me or Amy. Rubber room!
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
May 19, 2017 - 10:36am PT
Thanks for the tips on Mountaineer Boots.

It seems that every time I go through Bishop it is before or after hours.
Ya gotta trust a guy that lives in Seattle.

Hi jbaker!
Tony Puppo

May 19, 2017 - 03:17pm PT
I always thought the best cobbler was the one having the most fun.


Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
May 20, 2017 - 02:26pm PT
Can anyone supply the contact info for Barry? What is the name of his business? Rock & Resole is running a solid 3 week turn around...
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