Yes, but do you really want to?

In order for a shoe or boot to be resoled some damage has to occur.

The original sole will wear down and this is your opportunity to get a new grip without replacing the entire sole.

This means that one of the layers on the outsole will need to be damaged enough in order for some stickiness can grab onto your board.

Once this happens you can have your local cobbler stitch another layer or two of rubber on top of existing bottom and give you better traction than when you got them originally. As long as you don’t mind having stitching around the sidewall of your shoe, this isn’t so bad. But once you hit the liner, this is where it starts to get bad.

The stitching around the sidewall of your shoes will start to break down as well as the glue that holds everything together. This is how water gets into your shoe and causes an extremely unpleasant odor that almost never goes away. Your best bet at stopping this from happening would be to go with a cupsole construction if you want re-soles which I highly recommend so there are no layers on top of layers for water to creep in through.

If you still truly want re-soles despite my warning there are some tricks I picked up along the way for making them last longer than just one session. When having them done always ask they’re using Thin Soles

How do you fix the sole of a skate shoe?

Hey, this isn’t art or literature. You can just say what you want and not try to sound all fancy and stuff.

With the shoes on a flat surface, slide 2 quarters under the edge of your board near where it meets the sole on either side of the shoe so they’re coplanar with one another and perpendicular to your shoe’s sole.

This will be how much extra rubber you get glued onto your sole. Tell them not to go over that line no matter what happens when they apply adhesive to the bottom of your shoe .

It is very difficult for a cobbler to remove this excess later without damaging your board in some way shape or form if they’re not careful.

If you don’t trust them, go somewhere else and let them know why. They’re usually willing to do it if you just ask nicely

How long does resole last?

Depends on how much wear your shoes have taken, the type of material used in manufacturing your shoes, and the cobbler. 3 resoles is still fairly rare though so expect to need a new pair every season or year.

If you get more than one sole sewn on before it starts breaking down then you’ll be looking at 2 seasons or longer depending on skating conditions.

The nicer the shoe, the better chance there will be that your sole will go 30+ sessions without problems (Vans Dukes/Circa Leather). 

How much does it cost to re-sole skate shoes?

Usually a new grip on your board will cost around $20-50 depending on where you go. .

What sneakers can be resoled?

Almost all sneakers can be resoled as long as they have an original soul that’s not worn down to white rubber. This makes ALL VANS and most other skate brands okay for re-soling as well as a few others .

What is the cheapest way to resole shoes?

You could always sell your old board and buy new ones, but if you really want to save some cash try getting it done by someone who does it on the side and probably would rather work on something else. 

The key here is make sure you get everything in writing before they start working on them (materials used, etc) so there are no hassles afterwords . If they’re willing to do this then chances are they’re not trying to screw you over.

How do I get the grip off my shoes?

You can use an exacto knife or anything else with a sharp edge to scrap most of it away. Afterwords, you should be able to peel it all off in one big sheet .

If it’s still not coming up, then put rubbing alcohol on a paper towel and hold it against your skateboard while scraping away with the exacto knife . This will soften the glue so that it comes off easier.  

And lastly, always have your cobbler try using heat before chemicals just because they’re generally less harsh on the board .

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