Re-soling Zamberlan Boots

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John Slann

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Sep 22, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/22/98
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My Zamberlan Boots are nearly at the stage when they need replacement. I am
deeply attached to them and am wondering if they could be re-soled. Has
anyone had any experience of re-soling boots? Is it worthwhile and will they
still be waterproof.

Any advice will be appreciated, thanks

John

James Annan

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Sep 22, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/22/98
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John Slann wrote:
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> My Zamberlan Boots are nearly at the stage when they need replacement. I am
> deeply attached to them and am wondering if they could be re-soled. Has
> anyone had any experience of re-soling boots? Is it worthwhile and will they
> still be waterproof.

I don't know anything abut Zamberlan in particular, but in general
terms I find it's worth resoling boots about once. Any decent
walking shop ought to be able to arrange it for you. After the
second sole is worn out, the leather is probably about to go. They
might be a bit more prone to leakage with the new sole, but it
should be ok if properly done.

James
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Peter Clinch

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Sep 22, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/22/98
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John Slann wrote:
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> My Zamberlan Boots are nearly at the stage when they need replacement. I am
> deeply attached to them and am wondering if they could be re-soled. Has
> anyone had any experience of re-soling boots? Is it worthwhile and will they
> still be waterproof.

The heavier the boot the more they'll generally take to resoling, as the
upper is more likely to be in fair shape and the midsole is usually
stiff enough that the boot doesn't lose all of its waer-in with the new
sole. I had my Scarpa Fitzroys redone and apart from not falling over
on slippy ground nearly so much couldn't really tell any difference: an
excellent job. Another aspect is that heavier boots cost more, so
there's less to be lost than tossing them in the bucket and getting a
replacement (as I've just done with my Zamberlan fabric trekking boots).

Most good outdoor stores will offer a resoling service, either through
trusted 3rd parties or the boots' distributors. Alternatively,
Zamberlan UK will offer you a service direct

Pete.
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John (K)

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Sep 23, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/23/98
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"John Slann" <john....@btinternet.com> wrote:

>My Zamberlan Boots are nearly at the stage

>Any advice will be appreciated, thanks

I had my Trek Lites resoled and had another thousand or so miles from
them before they were handed over at Kirk Yetholm for my B&B landlady
to grow flowers in them.

A feature of the re-soleing which I hadn't expected was that the space
between upper and footbed was slightly reduced so that they were a
tighter fit.


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Ray

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Sep 25, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/25/98
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On Tue, 22 Sep 1998 14:14:15 +0100, "John Slann"
<john....@btinternet.com> wrote:

>My Zamberlan Boots are nearly at the stage when they need replacement. I am
>deeply attached to them and am wondering if they could be re-soled. Has
>anyone had any experience of re-soling boots? Is it worthwhile and will they
>still be waterproof.
>

>Any advice will be appreciated, thanks
>

>John
>
>

John,

I recently had a pair of K SBs patched at Lancashire Sports Repairs.
They repair/resole boots and running shoes.

Details:

Lancashire Sports Repairs
Northbridge House
Elm St
BURNLEY Lancs BB10 1PD

Tel/Fax 01282 439109

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~lsr
Email : l...@globalnet.co.uk

Hope this is useful.

Ray


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Stuart Baldwin

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Sep 25, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/25/98
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On Wed, 23 Sep 1998 13:09:25 GMT, opo...@netcomuk.co.uk (John (K)) wrote:

>I had my Trek Lites resoled and had another thousand or so miles from
>them before they were handed over at Kirk Yetholm for my B&B landlady
>to grow flowers in them.
>

Wouldn't it have been easier to post them?
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John (K)

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Sep 26, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/26/98
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stu...@boxatrix.demon.co.uk (Stuart Baldwin) wrote:

>On Wed, 23 Sep 1998 13:09:25 GMT, opo...@netcomuk.co.uk (John (K)) wrote:
>
>>I had my Trek Lites resoled and had another thousand or so miles from
>>them before they were handed over at Kirk Yetholm for my B&B landlady
>>to grow flowers in them.
>>
>Wouldn't it have been easier to post them?

There writes someone who has evidently never fallen in love with a
pair of boots. When I think of what we went through together - C2C,
Offa's Dyke, Wye Valley, Eden Valley, Cumbria Way, Dales Way, Circuit
of Westmorland, about 150 Wainwright peaks, the Cantal/Auvergne,
hundreds of day-outs and yomps on the Malverns, in The Dales, The
Howgills, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, Cotswolds. My retirement
walk, the PW, seemed a fitting end when the juices of The Cheviot
began to seep through.

My only regret was that I lost faith in their ability to get to KY and
I succumbed to anxiety and bought a spare pair of lightweight boots at
Alston - and then carried those in my pack without needing to use
them! :)

Ah me - the memories! I wonder how they are getting on with their
much sweeter-smelling tenants right now.

Stuart Rae

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Sep 26, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/26/98
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Ray wrote:
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> On Tue, 22 Sep 1998 14:14:15 +0100, "John Slann"
> <john....@btinternet.com> wrote:
>
> >My Zamberlan Boots are nearly at the stage when they need replacement. I am
> >deeply attached to them and am wondering if they could be re-soled. Has
> >anyone had any experience of re-soling boots? Is it worthwhile and will they
> >still be waterproof.
> >
Get them re-soled by a specialist. I got my Zamberlans done by a local
repairer,
and half way up Clough Head one of the soles was pulled off as I
extracted my foot
from a bog.

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Temple

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Sep 28, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/28/98
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John Slann wrote:

My Zamberlan Boots are nearly at the stage when they need replacement.  I am
deeply attached to them and am wondering if they could be re-soled.  Has
anyone had any experience of re-soling boots? Is it worthwhile and will they
still be waterproof.

Any advice will be appreciated, thanks

John

  Hi,  I don't know much about Zamberlain  boots, but a few years ago I had a pair of Brasher Boots resoled by a company then known as Shoecare, the Boots were returned in due course in what can only be described as, as good as new condition.

For more details on the services offered contact:-
SPH Customer Services Division, Clothescare Equipcare, Shoecare, Rothwell Street Mill, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 6HY
01204 364265

Why not visit my new web site for some more information on equipment care?
You can find it at  http://www.geocities.com/yosemite/geyser/7267http://www.geocities.com/yosemite/geyser/7267
This site is maintained by me on behalf of the Bilston Group of The Ramblers Association.
You can read a copy of our newsletter which contains information on equipment care, the file name is BR2.doc whicch is MS Word 97 format.
If you dont have Word 97 get a free viewer from Microsoft or "download.com"

Temple

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Sep 28, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/28/98
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Ledbomb01282

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My Zamberlan 996 VIOZ GTX developed large holes in the front of each sole just prior to the 2 year warranty running out, so just sent them off to CDA Ltd / Zamberlan UK under a Warranty Return Authorization for assessment and hopefully re-sole.
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