Arapiles Resoles Info


Hi, my name's Phil and l have been resoling climbing shoes here in Natimuk, Victoria since 1987. (Some previous monikers have been 'Dr' Phil and 'Grumpy' Phil ?!).  

  I am currently accepting any shoes that are posted to me for resoling. The current approximate turnaround time is about a week, give or take a couple of days. (for 1 or 2 pair per order; 3 - 5 pair will take longer)

After resoling shoes for over 33 years, I've decided to slow things down a bit, so there will be periods of time where I will not be accepting any shoes being posted to me for resoling as I have enough work being dropped off to me at the Arapiles Mountain Shop in Natimuk. Or, alternatively, I may increase the resole price for shoes being posted to me by $5, depending on the demand. Both these options maybe utilized depending on the backlog at any particular time.  Check the pricing page to see the current resole prices.

   Because of the continuing covid postal backlog, the quickest way to get your shoes to me is with Express Aust Post. If your shoes arrive by Express Post I will return them via Express Post. ($5 extra)

 Before you post your shoes to me, I ask that you first text me (Phil - 0428 871 529) with your name (incl. surname), the number of pair of shoes you want to send to me (5 pairs max.) and whether you will be paying by direct debit or credit card. I will confirm with a text that it's ok to send your shoes to me and please, can you do so within the following week.  By doing it this way I am able to see how much work is coming in and I'll also be able to easily get in contact with you for/with payment details etc. Please do NOT text me these details via Facebook, Messenger, Signal or WhatsApp. Can you please include a note with your shoes that has your name, phone no. and return address on it, as often, if your details are just written on the outside of the package, it becomes illegible for me to read due to wear and tear during shipping.

If you are planning on dropping your shoes off at the Arapiles Mountain Shop then you don't need to notify me.

# If you definitely 'DON'T WANT TOECAPS' you must let me know as I will do them if I think it is necessary. (If you choose to not have toecaps and the rand on your shoes wears out soon after resoling, I take no responsibility!)

#Please DON'T take out the laces before you send your shoes to me, it makes the resoling more difficult for me! I will charge $15 for the replacement of new laces if there are none in the shoes on arrival.

 #Undo any knots in the end of the laces (Miuras excepted) or I will cut them off, if necessary, to be able to get the lasts into the shoes.

# Please don't put deodorizer powder into the shoes just before you post them to me, the last thing I need in my workroom is DUST -  it plays havoc with the gluing. After 33+ years of resoling climbing shoes, my nose is quite accustomed to the smell of rancid climbing shoes. (well, almost!!)

I resole some approach shoes & mountain biking shoes with Vibram XS Grip2 dot and MegaGrip rubber. It's at $100 - $120 per pair depending. Contact me for a quote first.

I resole Birkenstock sandals/shoes depending on their condition. It's $50 - $65 depending. Contact me for a quote first.

 For info on the resoling of walking shoes with Vibram tread rubber, visit;         

If you have any queries after reading any of the info please call Phil - 0428 871 529  or email -

Arapiles Resoles operates out of the Arapiles Mountain Shop in Natimuk, Vic near the world famous Mount Arapiles rock climbing area.

The Arapiles Mountain Shop hours are;

  Sat   1.30 - 5.30 

  Sun  1.30 - 5.30 

  Mon  1.30 - 5.30 

  Tue   Closed

  Wed   4.30 - 6.00

  Thu    Closed

   Fri    1.30 - 5.30 

We are open more hours during the peak climbing periods, Xmas/New Year and Easter. Those open hours will be posted when we have an idea of what they'll be!

  Post to;

Arapiles Resoles

PO Box 166

Natimuk VIC 3409