Resol­ing and spares

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Q My boots are get­ting worn down at the heel and the lugs on the Vi­bram soles are get­ting a bit shal­low. The boots are other­wise per­fect – can I get them resoled? Colin Owen, via email

Gra­ham says Bet­ter-qual­ity boots can gen­er­ally be resoled if the up­per is in good con­di­tion. Lan­cashire Sports Re­pairs (www. lan­cashire­s­port­sre­pairs.co.uk) have been resol­ing walk­ing boots for many years at around £50 to £70 a pair, so this is a good op­tion if you have a qual­ity boot that may cost around £150 or more to re­place. How­ever, if you are able to find a pair of boots in a sale then that may be a cheaper means of keep­ing grip on the hill. If the boot up­per is not in good con­di­tion, though, it may not be pos­si­ble to re­pair the boot or may not be cost ef­fec­tive as the up­per may soon fall apart any­way.

Other com­pa­nies that of­fer boot resol­ing in­clude Cheshire Shoe Re­pairs at www.cheshireshoe.co.uk, The Boot Re­pair Com­pany at www.bootre­pair­com­pany.co.uk, Feet First at www.resoles.co.uk and Dick­in­son Shoe Ser­vices at www.dick­in­son­shoe­ser­vice.co.uk. Also, all Alt­berg boots can be resoled at their fac­tory in Rich­mond as de­tailed on their web­site (www.alt­berg.co.uk/fit­ting/boot-resol­ing).

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