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Resole Hiking Boots with Worn Tread?


I have a pair of Lowa Phoenix GTX Mid boots that I bought in 2017. I use them a lot, and the treads have worn down to the point where I've been noticing the reduced traction while I'm hiking. Is it common / possible to re-sole hiking boots with worn-down treads, or is it better to buy new boots?



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@erd5077 great question! It is common to resole hiking boots as the soles begin to wear down, and often people choose this option with hiking boots they've spent time and miles breaking in. That said, not all hiking boots are resole-able - condition of the midsole and type of sole are variables so we'd recommend checking with Dave Page Cobbler as they are very familiar with many of the brands we carry.

You can, of course, also choose to purchase new hiking boots, knowing you'll need to break them in again. Let us know if we can help with any suggestions of new boots!

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Awesome - thanks for the quick reply and the helpful info! I'll check out Dave Page Cobbler.