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I found two local boot repair shops that might be able to replace the soles on my 50/50 Thor motocross boots, so that I can have slip resistant soles. (They need to see my boots first to know for sure if they can fix them.)

Do any of you know of the best slip-resistant sole replacements (brand/model) I should ask for when I show them my boots? Shoes for Crews doesn't sell replacement soles to shoe shops (yet) - I already checked
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Re: Sole replacement for boots

GOOGLE can be your friend:

http://www.resole.com/Motorcycle-Boot-Repair.aspx

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The cobbler will probably know exactly what type of soles you want when you explain it to him/her - non-skid/slip chemical resistant.

Or, simply contact the manufacturer of your boots about resoling them....


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Re: Sole replacement for boots

Vibram soles have been among the best that I know of for over 30 years. I don't know which individual style I would recommend but you can peruse their different styles here: http://www.vibram.us/repair/repair.asp? ... omposition

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Re: Sole replacement for boots

I met with two cobblers and they carry limited kinds of Vibram soles. I will call Vibram tomorrow and see if I can order the perfect sole to have my cobbler put on my boots. Ahhhh, the perfect sole.

There sure is a lot to RRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr RRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr about, isn't there?
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I met with two cobblers and they carry limited kinds of Vibram soles. I will call Vibram tomorrow and see if I can order the perfect sole to have my cobbler put on my boots. Ahhhh, the perfect sole.

There sure is a lot to RRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr RRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr about, isn't there?
Yes, there is. (LOL) If they don't have the sole you want I'm sure they can order it. They last forever.

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Re: Sole replacement for boots

I believe the brand of soles and heal caps I use to use on the boots when I had them resoled was called " Cats Paw ". They supplied great traction on oily surfaces around a mechanics shop. It's been a while from the last time I had a pair of boots resoled. I'm not sure if this, brand is still available. I'm sure they could recommend a type that is slip resistant in wet/oily environments. That way you would be covered when it rains and if you had to put a foot down in the center part of the lane where the other vehicles drip their oil.

Good luck in getting some sole! Sorry, I couldn't resist.

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I have got a lot, lot, lot of sole!!

Vibram has a "Newporter" sole. It is made for restaurant folk and is meant not to slip on water/oil, which is abundant in restaurant kitchens. Sounds good. But, the tread pattern is very tame. It has more surface area touching the pavement for more traction, so it doesn't look like a hiking boot or HD boot sole pattern. Is that a problem? I do like the fact that it says "slip resistant" where the Vibram logo is. That makes me think I'm going in the right direction, at least my sole is...

Here's a picture of how tame the sole patterning is:
http://www.google.com/products?q=vibram ... CCwQzAMwAg

What d'ya think?
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I'm not an expert but I'd like to see a bit more of the hiking boot look to it. But I still think that it would do well on the street. If you land in oil I don't care what kind of tread you have you will probably slip. That's one of the reasons that I like to scope out the parking place I'm pulling in to.

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Re: Sole replacement for boots

That sounds like it could give you some good traction. A wet floor in a kitchen's restaurant is like walking on ice. If it works there, it should work in most street environments. Though it probably has a shorter life span due to it's high traction capabilities.

Here's a little bit of info I dug up on the " Cat's Paw " slip proof soles I was talking about.

http://thestandardedition.com/2010/03/15/cats-paw/

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http://www.brandlandusa.com/2010/01/01/ ... paw-heels/

I don't know if their still in production. It seems they offered their non-slip additions to the company that makes the soles you had listed the link to ( Vibram ). I do know for sure that when you seen the " Cat's Paw " spots in the sole and heal of the shoes you was looking to purchase, you didn't have to worry about slipping.

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Don't worry, I won't tell a sole

Does anyone know of a non-slip sole with a knobby tread?
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