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    • Moneybot
    • By Moneybot 6th Dec 10, 1:39 PM
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    Is it worth paying £50 to have a pair of boots re healed and soled?
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    • 6th Dec 10, 1:39 PM
    Is it worth paying £50 to have a pair of boots re healed and soled? 6th Dec 10 at 1:39 PM
    I have a pair of black Timberland boots which I love and have had for ages. The heals have worn down and when I took them to a heal bar to have them re healed I was advised it wasn't worth having them just healed as the soles are getting thin too and to do both would be £50.

    So should I have them done or just go for a new pair?
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  • BitterAndTwisted
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    • 6th Dec 10, 2:16 PM
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    • 6th Dec 10, 2:16 PM
    Depends on the price of a new pair of boots. If they cost £70 new then a £50 repair wouldn't be worth it to me but if they were over £100 then it would.
  • saveabobortwo
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    • 6th Dec 10, 2:18 PM
    if you really like them
    • #3
    • 6th Dec 10, 2:18 PM
    then have them rehealed but sales on soon may be able to get brand new pair of boots i like ides of nice new boots
    • ruthber
    • By ruthber 6th Dec 10, 2:18 PM
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    • 6th Dec 10, 2:18 PM
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    • 6th Dec 10, 2:18 PM
    That sounds very expensive to me. Clarks are having a sale on at the moment, look on their website they probably have new boots in that price range.
    • Bronnie
    • By Bronnie 6th Dec 10, 2:19 PM
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    • 6th Dec 10, 2:19 PM
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    • 6th Dec 10, 2:19 PM
    Can you find an old fashioned cobblers instead of a heel bar and get a price from them ?
  • rachbc
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    • 6th Dec 10, 2:21 PM
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    • 6th Dec 10, 2:21 PM
    My fav boots cost £20 to be re heeled, soled and zip fixed by a proper cobbler so I say worth shopping around...though obv the soles might be different £50 does seem like a lot to me
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    • By Moneybot 6th Dec 10, 2:59 PM
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    • 6th Dec 10, 2:59 PM
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    • 6th Dec 10, 2:59 PM
    Thank you for all your replies. I think I will see if I can find a cobbler to give me a quote for the repairs it might be the type of sole which makes it expensive i don't know. If it is still that much I will wait for the sales, would like another Timberland pair this pair have lasted years and have been really comfortable.
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  • LJM
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    • 6th Dec 10, 4:37 PM
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    • 6th Dec 10, 4:37 PM
    that sounds quite a high price ive just paid £15 to get mine rehealed which were a pair of clarks boots ive had for 7 years which cost over £100 at the time so i guess £15 didnt seem too much if they can keep me going a while longer. ask around for diff quotes
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    • dogstarheaven
    • By dogstarheaven 6th Dec 10, 4:45 PM
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    i think £50 is overpriced for a re-heeling job. at the v. old-fashioned cobblers i use (Fosters, Bulwell in Nottingham) they are extremely cheap for their bag repairs. i've had zips, straps etc., done for less than a few quid. so if you're anywhere near me then it's worth trying them out. You must have gone to a chain, or a fancy one for them to charge you so much. surely, you can wait til the Jan sales and find something similar. Timberlands are v good quality so i'm sure you want to 'save' them, just shop around for the best quote.
    • gatita
    • By gatita 6th Dec 10, 4:57 PM
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    Probably won't help you if you want them done quickly, but I took some shoes I needed heeling to a cobbler in Spain and was staggered at the difference in price!! just 4 euros!!
    Iwas quoted £16 here.
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    • By Moneybot 6th Dec 10, 5:09 PM
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    Probably won't help you if you want them done quickly, but I took some shoes I needed heeling to a cobbler in Spain and was staggered at the difference in price!! just 4 euros!!
    Iwas quoted £16 here.
    Originally posted by gatita
    Actually I love the idea of popping to Spain to get my boots repaired not sure how I'm going to convince OH
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    • By gatita 6th Dec 10, 5:23 PM
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    It would be well worth it!! lol lol
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    • milliemonster
    • By milliemonster 6th Dec 10, 5:27 PM
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    Actually to repair proper walking boots and resole is expensive, my hubby had a pair of asolo's where the stitching had come away and a full repair including resoling was going to cost £125, this was at an 'old fashioned cobblers', Timberlands I should imagine have thick soles and to repair them properly and make them waterproof I should imagine will cost around £50 (not that I am an expert cobbler though!!)

    Have a look at M&M Direct, they have timberlands in the sale at the minute for around £50 I think, I wouldn't bother repairing them when you can get some new ones at this price http://www.mandmdirect.com/ProductList.aspx?Search=timberland+boots
  • jcr16
    it swings and round about's really. can u still buy them, if so how much. if you paid £50 to have the work done how long would they last 6 months or 6 years ?

    i had some lush red leather ones. they need heal and sole and was gonna cost £19, i declined it as the boots only cost a tenner in the sale previous yr. But i had some stilieo boots which cost me £50 when new and the repair them was £4.50 and gave me a couple of years extra life from them.
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    • Wesker
    • By Wesker 6th Dec 10, 6:08 PM
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    I have heard that you can send them back to Timberlands and they will do it for you. Dont know how much tho.
    Errrr...come back later
    • Moneybot
    • By Moneybot 6th Dec 10, 7:30 PM
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    Actually to repair proper walking boots and resole is expensive, my hubby had a pair of asolo's where the stitching had come away and a full repair including resoling was going to cost £125, this was at an 'old fashioned cobblers', Timberlands I should imagine have thick soles and to repair them properly and make them waterproof I should imagine will cost around £50 (not that I am an expert cobbler though!!)

    Have a look at M&M Direct, they have timberlands in the sale at the minute for around £50 I think, I wouldn't bother repairing them when you can get some new ones at this price http://www.mandmdirect.com/ProductList.aspx?Search=timberland+boots
    Originally posted by milliemonster
    Thanks but these are short boots I was looking for tall women's boots (that's the boots that are tall btw)
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    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 6th Dec 10, 7:58 PM
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    No idea on the price, apart from to say, I'd shop around then I'd have them done if its really worth it. Say if a new pair were over £100.00

    A good pair of boots are worth it in the long run if you'ed wear them for years.
  • annie123
    I'd get a 2nd quote.
    My son paid £25 to have his Caterpillar safety boots resoled last year, and here in London prices aren't cheap.

    To give as a comparison, the same places charges me £3.50 for court shoe new heels or soles, and £1 to stitch the tongue back on my fav flat shoes.
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