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Thread: Boot resoling on a hard shell
10-10-2011, 05:00 PM #1
Boot resoling on a hard shell
Hey guys, I have some Solomon Ghosts from 09-10 that I picked up just before last season. After a pretty full year, the soles have worn down quite a bit, and there are no replaceable parts (inserts, vibram, or such). I get some lift in my bindings due to this, and its not really good for riding on.
I've tried a couple things, right now I have layers of duct tape creating a riser for the toe on my fks.
Really though, would it be possible to resole these boots?
Maybe just epoxy a layer of hard plastic to the bottom or something? It seems like a shame to ditch them just because of a worn down heel and toe, and I can't really afford anything new right now.
10-10-2011, 05:11 PM #2
You're risking quite a bit once your sole is no longer solid. I do have a number of a guy out in Seattle that was recommended to me by a local cobbler. I'll try and post it when I'm home.
10-10-2011, 05:21 PM #3
why does it make a difference if the sole is solid or not? Lots of boots have heel/toe pieces that screw on, or vibram rubber thats attached. I feel like it couldn't be much worse than that.
10-10-2011, 06:18 PM #4
Bootfitters can grind the soles and add on new plastic (screw-on blocks, basically), then plane everything back to DIN norms. They do this for racers to adjust for cant.
The plastic they add on isn't going to last any longer than the stock boot sole, and probably less. It's also really slippery. Use Cat Trax and keep your boots alive.
10-10-2011, 07:36 PM #5
odds are lifters and the boot planing are going to be $200 +. I bet if you hunt around you can find another used pair (bought and dont fit) for about the same....