Arapiles Resoles Info

 IMPORTANT INFO:  Toecaps can only be done with a resole or stated another way, I cannot do toecaps without doing a resole! (Sorry to be emphatic about this but some customers just don't seem to get it!!)

 The current approximate turnaround time is less than a week, give or take a few days. (this is for 1 or 2 pair per order; 3 - 5 pair will take longer). This is a guide only. Please do not contact to me to find out when your shoes will be completed. A warning! If you feel so compelled, I might move your shoes to the back of the queue!

  I am currently accepting any shoes that are posted to me for resoling, even those that have been resoled and/or toecapped by another resoler! (I love a challenge!) 

Hi, my name's Phil (a/k/a 'Dr' Phil, 'Dr' Philgood and 'Grumpy' Phil ?!) and l have been resoling climbing shoes here in Natimuk, Victoria since 1987.

After resoling shoes for over 35 years (and also because I was involved in a car accident in 2019, breaking my body in a few places), I've decided to slow things down a bit, so there will be periods of time where I will increase or decrease the resole price, depending on the demand. Check the pricing page to see the current resole prices.

 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 reply text that it's ok to post your shoes to me and please, can you do so within a week of my reply.  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. If you don't text me beforehand, the turnaround time for the resoling of your shoes will possibly be longer. Please do NOT text me these details via Facebook, Messenger, Signal or WhatsApp. . . . I won't reply!

 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. Again, if you don't include a note with your shoes, the turnaround time for the resoling of your shoes will possibly be longer.

 When your shoes are ready to posted back to you I will send you a text with the tracking details included.

If you include a return post bag with your shoes please make sure all details are filled in correctly on the bag and that you have the tracking details as I won't be checking the details or sending you the tracking details.

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.

 #Please undo any knots in the end of the laces (Miura Lace Ups 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 a $120+ per pair depending. (I don't rerand approach shoes). Contact me for a quote first.

I resole Birkenstock sandals/shoes depending on their condition. It's $55 - $65 depending. Contact me for a quote first.

 For info on the resoling of hiking 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   11.00am - 5.30pm

  Sun  12.00pm - 5.30pm

  Mon  1.30pm - 5.30pm

  Tue   Closed

  Wed   4.30pm - 6.00pm

  Thu   4.30pm - 6.00pm

   Fri    1.30pm - 5.30pm

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! We open a little later on Sat & Sun during the hot weather period of late Jan through to the end of Feb.

  Post to;

Arapiles Resoles

PO Box 166

Natimuk VIC 3409