Arapiles Resoles Info


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

After resoling shoes now 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 posted to me for resoling as I either have enough work being dropped off at the shop or just because I want to take a break from grinding and gluing rubber!

 5th Aug 2021 - I am currently accepting any shoes that are posted to me for resoling. The approximate turnaround time is less than a week.

This will change depending on the backlog at any particular time. I will post on the Arapiles Resoles/Arapiles Mountain Shop Facebook page when I start accepting resoles by post as well as on this page.

 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. 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. 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!!)

 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 near the world famous rock climbing area, Mt Arapiles.

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