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Getting someone to put Solovair soles on a pair of Doc Martens that need resoling


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I am not  a do it yourselfer.  I am just wondering if any of you know anyone who can resole my doc martens with a pair of Solovair soles.  

 

I am in the US and bought a pair of the Solovair soles because I though I could find someone to resole them here in the US.  So far, all i can see is that no one seems to be able to do this.  I have some Docs with some really nice leather and I hate to dispose of them.  Just seems a major waste to take very good leather and toss it.  It looks like my options are to have them resoled with a vibram sole or other non-Doc/Solovair type sole.  

Any recommendations?  I am not abject to sending them to the UK or Australia to have the work done if it is legitimately going to be a good professional job. I read a long thread from a couple of years ago and want to say up front, I am not trying to be cheap bc I reckon the resole labor alone will be a fair amount.  This is really about hating to part with shoes I've worn for 20 + years and enjoyed.  

Thanks in advance, 

Angie

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2 hours ago, Count Muppet said:

I saw a video of doc marten repairs from USA. Can’t remember if it was here or not. They do it all wrong.

the job works, it just ain’t right

I personally think D.M.s should only be repaired like for like, fitting units such as Vibrams alters the unique characteristics of the D.M.s and should be avoided

if possible.

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9 hours ago, Flash said:

I personally think D.M.s should only be repaired like for like, fitting units such as Vibrams alters the unique characteristics of the D.M.s and should be avoided

if possible.

This is 100% correct, if anyone disagrees, then they haven't a clue on shoe construction or material recognition or compatibility. 

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18 hours ago, Tom D said:

does a great  job but  shouldnt    like for like  now heres an opertunity for yankee cobblers  order the soles

 

agree a lot of the videos for repairing doc martins were actually remodelling the with differing sole construction so not actually repairing them 

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3 hours ago, elfman said:

agree a lot of the videos for repairing doc martins were actually remodelling the with differing sole construction so not actually repairing them 

I have to agree, but I wouldn't say he doesn't have a clue about shoe construction just because he doesn't use like for like.

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On 9/22/2020 at 10:09 PM, Flash said:

I personally think D.M.s should only be repaired like for like, fitting units such as Vibrams alters the unique characteristics of the D.M.s and should be avoided

if possible.

This is 100% correct, if anyone disagrees, then they haven't a clue on shoe construction or material recognition or compatibility. 

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Enjoyed the video.. obviously a top repairer.

I stand by what I said, this is no longer a Dr Martin boot, and not an every day repair!

You are no longer attaching a unit to a traditional Dr Martin.

You would need to be charging £200 upwards for this job. Personally I wouldn't waste my money on those uppers. DM's are pretty poor quality uppers at best.

Nice to see someone doing some proper work though.

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  • 1 month later...

I repair around 4 pairs of docs a month, mostly using doc pvc soles from birches which come in 2 varieties. The last 3 pairs were the made in England variety of boot which are nicer than them ones produced in the far east. I've also used a red vibram rubber unit at the customers request with no adhesion issues 

If you haven't found someone to repair your boots feel free to shoot me a message. 

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