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Boot Resoling


Burbslayer

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I got a pair of Danner hunting boots that have been great. The leather and stitching are still in great shape, but i wore the soles out and would hate to throw them away because of that. I have talked to a couple of shoe stores that told me they would be too hard to resole, and that i would have to ship them back to danner. Well Danner wants $75 to resole them. Does any one know where i could get them done around the metro or south metro at a reasonable price?

Thanks

Burb

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if it were me , id pay the 75.00, if you really like the boots,pay the 75 bucks and you basically have new,fresh boots,resoled buy the original maker,

my 2 cents.

mike,

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There are many places that resole boots. Many of them do half soles however. Meaning they replace the front have of the sole. I woudn't want a half sole on a hunting boot. It creates a spot where water can eventually get in. If you find a local person who does full resoling I would guess the cost wouldn't be much under &75 as half soles are $40-50 the last time I looked. I think sending them back to Danner is your best bet.

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Thats the going rate. I have two pair of Red Wing's that I have had resoled in the last couple years and they are generally $70-80 to have it done. If you love your boots, its worth it.

I use the Red Wing store in Hopkins on Excelsior Blvd.

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If Rochester is considered south metro, very far south metro, try "only shoe repair" on broadway. I have had several things done there and they are very good.

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I didn't realize that was the going rate. Guess i will be sending them back to Danner,

thanks for the info..

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did you call the rochester place? 75 bucks seems high to me.

Not yet, i will tonite. If theyre more than 50 bucks i will just send them in, it will cost me about 25 in gas to go down there.

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Might not be worth driving down, but mailing the boots to danner will be maybe 15 or 20 bucks. I mailed a transducer and it was 7.50

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