shoe modification

Nathan Frechen

January 8, 2014 at 7:28 AM

Does anyone know of a cobbler or other place in town that does quality sole modifications?

Due a leg length discrepancy, I use a shim under one pedal cleat. I'm all set for the shim under the cleat itself, which works fine on road pedals. For MTB pedals, I need a corresponding shim on the shoe tread itself, so that there is contact between the pedal body and shoe tread around the cleat. I've been Shoe-Gooing a section of rubber, which usually lasts about a month before either the glue breaks free or the rubber shim wears away, so I'm looking for something more permanent. And if there's any walking involved (commuting, MTB riding), it wears out much quicker.

So I'm looking for someone that build up the tread with something that is durable and not dependent up on a Shoe-Goo bond. It appears that Mountain Soles is no longer doing work like this, so I was hoping someone else in the PDX area could help me out.

Any ideas?

-Nathan
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Erik Long

October 27, 2013 at 12:02 PM

http://www.cyclesoles.com/

Any corrective foot bed for any purpose.

> From: rondot@spiritone.com
> To: sfkocher@gmail.com; obra@list.obra.org
> Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 07:57:03 -0700
> Subject: Re: [OBRA Chat] shoe modification
>
> I think Mountain Soles works throug REI now....so you might need to go to
> REI....same high quality work however.
> ron
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Kocher
> Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:28 PM
> To: obra@list.obra.org
> Subject: Re: [OBRA Chat] shoe modification
>
> Mountain Soles. I've worked with Matt there. He is stellar. I'd have
> confidence in anyone there.
>
> Subject
> shoe modification
> Date
> 10/26/2013 10:19 PM
> From
> mohair
> Does anyone know of any shoe repair shops in Portland that can do
> modifications? My left leg is an 1 1/4" shorter than the right and I had a
> hiking boot modified with a wedge sole that raised my left heel 3/4". After
> many years, the boot sole has fallen apart. I need a wedged sole that gives
> me a 3/4" heel lift. I need to find someone who is a good technician and who
> will listen to me. I've been doing this for literally 50 years and I know
> what works and what doesn't.
>
> Any leads you can provide would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks.
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rondot@spiritone.com

October 27, 2013 at 7:57 AM

I think Mountain Soles works throug REI now....so you might need to go to
REI....same high quality work however.
ron

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Kocher
Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:28 PM
To: obra@list.obra.org
Subject: Re: [OBRA Chat] shoe modification

Mountain Soles. I've worked with Matt there. He is stellar. I'd have
confidence in anyone there.

Subject
shoe modification
Date
10/26/2013 10:19 PM
From
mohair
Does anyone know of any shoe repair shops in Portland that can do
modifications? My left leg is an 1 1/4" shorter than the right and I had a
hiking boot modified with a wedge sole that raised my left heel 3/4". After
many years, the boot sole has fallen apart. I need a wedged sole that gives
me a 3/4" heel lift. I need to find someone who is a good technician and who
will listen to me. I've been doing this for literally 50 years and I know
what works and what doesn't.

Any leads you can provide would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Scott Kocher

October 26, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Mountain Soles. I've worked with Matt there. He is stellar. I'd have confidence in anyone there.

Subject
shoe modification
Date
10/26/2013 10:19 PM
From
mohair
Does anyone know of any shoe repair shops in Portland that can do modifications? My left leg is an 1 1/4" shorter than the right and I had a hiking boot modified with a wedge sole that raised my left heel 3/4". After many years, the boot sole has fallen apart. I need a wedged sole that gives me a 3/4" heel lift. I need to find someone who is a good technician and who will listen to me. I've been doing this for literally 50 years and I know what works and what doesn't.

Any leads you can provide would be appreciated.

Thanks.


mohair

October 26, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Does anyone know of any shoe repair shops in Portland that can do modifications? My left leg is an 1 1/4" shorter than the right and I had a hiking boot modified with a wedge sole that raised my left heel 3/4". After many years, the boot sole has fallen apart. I need a wedged sole that gives me a 3/4" heel lift. I need to find someone who is a good technician and who will listen to me. I've been doing this for literally 50 years and I know what works and what doesn't.

Any leads you can provide would be appreciated.

Thanks.