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Is it worth paying 50 to have a pair of boots re healed and soled?
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Old 06-12-2010, 1:39 PM
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Default Is it worth paying 50 to have a pair of boots re healed and soled?

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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Old 06-12-2010, 2:16 PM
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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.
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Old 06-12-2010, 2:18 PM
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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
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Old 06-12-2010, 2:18 PM
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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.
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Old 06-12-2010, 2:19 PM
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Can you find an old fashioned cobblers instead of a heel bar and get a price from them ?
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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.
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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It would be well worth it!! lol lol
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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/ProductLi...mberland+boots
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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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I have heard that you can send them back to Timberlands and they will do it for you. Dont know how much tho.
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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/ProductLi...mberland+boots
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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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.
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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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