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PatrickJ

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Walking Boot Repairs?
« on: 22:12:33, 23/08/20 »
Hi,


Does anyone have any recommendations on how to get a small repair done on my walking boots?


One of the rivets securing the lace eyelets has broken and needs to be replaced, I contacted Keen directly who were less than interested in helping so I'm looking for other options - does any one know of a boot repair service?


Thanks



ninthace

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Re: Walking Boot Repairs?
« Reply #1 on: 22:41:28, 23/08/20 »
Are they still under warranty?
Silly question perhaps - have you asked a local shoe repair shop?



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PatrickJ

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Re: Walking Boot Repairs?
« Reply #2 on: 22:46:35, 23/08/20 »
Are they still under warranty?
Silly question perhaps - have you asked a local shoe repair shop?


Warranty expired, I've had the boots a few years now.
I've not asked any one other than Keen directly about repairs, I thought I'd check here next to see if there was a specialist service if not I'll check locally for general shoe repairs.

kinkyboots

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Re: Walking Boot Repairs?
« Reply #3 on: 06:30:54, 24/08/20 »
A couple of options that might be worth checking out

https://lancashiresportsrepairs.co.uk/walking-boot-repairs-and-resoles/

https://www.resoles.co.uk/walking-boot-repairs/walking-boot-repair-prices.html

https://www.cheshireshoe.co.uk/hiking-boot-resoles-repairs/

It's the postage each way that makes repairs like this seem expensive.

In the good old days your local cobbler would do this sort of work but they have mostly vanished now.

pauldawes

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Re: Walking Boot Repairs?
« Reply #4 on: 06:35:34, 24/08/20 »
If you canít find a local guy to sort it, there are specialist walking shoe/ walking boot repairers of course.


The two that get mentioned most often are Lancashire Sports Repairs (Based on Burnley) and Feet First Resoles (Chesterfield).


Never used Lancashire Sports...but have seen lots of positive feedback on them over the years.


Iíve used Feet First a few time. They do a good job, but fairly expensive, and often long waiting list...so if you use them you need to be confident rest of boot is in good nick...to avoid getting this issue sorted, only to find boot failing a bit later because of another problem.

PatrickJ

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Re: Walking Boot Repairs?
« Reply #5 on: 10:03:30, 24/08/20 »
Thanks for all the replies guys, I spoke to Resoles / Feet First this morning and they quoted me £14 including return P&P to fix the boot.
I'll give them a go.


Patrick