When is the best time to resole my climbing shoes?

When is the best time to resole my climbing shoes?

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By Camella Matheson | Mar 8th 2016 |
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I have had my katanas for about 6 months, and I love them, I go climbing pretty regularly and I can see the rubber getting thinner and thinner, but I don't really wanna buy a new pair so was thinking these could just be my indoor training shoes...and get them resoled..they look like they would be good for another couple of months, but I would rather do it before I got a hole in them...are there any clear signs as to when I should get them resoled?

Thanks!

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Mar 9th 2016
You'll be surprised at what a descent cobbler can do (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C8biG0na54). Depending on how you use your feet the greatest area of wear will be on the tip of your big toe where the sole meets the rand. As you wear down the sole you will expose more of the rand below it, you may also notice a hole forming below your big toe, as soon as you notice it reaches a point where you feel you're starting to wear into the rand it's time to resole the shoe. The reason for this is so you dont damage the structural integrity of the shoe, making the shoe harder and more expensive to repair and decreasing the chances of it returning like new.

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