Tips & Tricks
A typical resole should last 3 months with fair use. In order to make your resoles last longer, check out these helpful tips & tricks!
Temperature control is a good way to help preserve your rubber and increase the lifespan of your resole.
Hot temperatures (such as in your car) can increase the likelihood of delamination and should be avoided at all costs!
Improve Your Footwork
One of the biggest reasons that climbers get holes in the rand of their shoes prior to needing a new resole is poor footwork and kicking holes in the front of your shoe.
Working to improve your footwork will increase the lifespan of your shoes.
Take Care of the Leather
Try to avoid your shoes getting wet -- this means do not take a hot shower with your shoes to "break them in". Water is not good for the leather. If you sweat a lot, allow them to dry out in a room temperature environment to avoid them getting "crusty".
Buy the Right Size
There is a perception that you should buy climbing shoes several times too small for your feet. This is not correct! If your feet are too big, you can push the front rand out in front of your sole and disfigure the shoe. Your shoes should be tight, but fit your toes properly.
Last but not least... own multiple pairs!
If you own multiple pairs of climbing shoes, such as an indoor and outdoor pair, you can resole more frequently and still have another set to climb in.