TCA Resoling Service


Have your climbing shoes resoled for less than half the price of a new pair.

There’s never been a better time to get your trusty workhorses resoled. Not only will you save money, you will avoid throwing shoes away (or storing them in the loft forever) and will equally do your bit for the environment. They will come back virtually like new, although they may still retain your unique aroma!

Please click here to complete our Shoe Resole Form prior to ordering.

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Our resole partner has the patterns for the majority of brands, models and sizes so the rubber they use starts out the same shape as your original shoes.

Through quality craftsmanship and a rigorous process, they work on your shoes, keeping the downturn and hollow where appropriate.

All you have to do is chose your rubber and decide whether you need a rand repair, complete the order and send your shoes to us. The turnaround time can be as short as 2 weeks however please allow up to 4 weeks for the return of your shoes.


Essentially, if there is any kind of hole in the rand, you’ll need a repair. If you feel the point of the shoe and it’s softer than the area around it, you’ll almost certainly want a rand repair this time so that the rand doesn’t wear out before the sole.

If you don’t order a rand repair but the factory feels that it’s necessary, you’ll be contacted and charged the extra £12.50 for the repair before we return your shoes. In completing your order, you accept this. The factory will not undertake unnecessary repairs.


Five Ten Stealth (C4): Tried and tested throughout the advancement of boulder and sport climbing, Stealth conforms to even the smallest edges and crystals. Featured on their Guide Tennies, Anasazi Guides and Rogue shoes. (4.2mm)

Vibram XS Edge: Developed to provide maximum support, the VIBRAM® XS Edge compound delivers excellent grip while adding improved firmness for the most challenging edging moves. Thanks to an improved resistance to plastic distortion, it keeps its shape even after hours of use, maintains consistent feel in both hot and cold temperatures and is formulated for improved durability. Used on all-day performance shoes such as the Scarpa Vapor V and La Sportiva Katana Lace. (4.5mm)

Vibram XS Grip 2: VIBRAM® XS Grip2 represents the natural evolution of VIBRAM® XS Grip, the compound used historically by many boulder and leading world championship winners. VIBRAM® XS Grip2 delivers measurably improved grip with adequate firmness for moderate edging, while maintaining consistent performance in all temperatures. Used on high performance shoes such as the Scarpa Stix and La Sportiva Solution. (4mm)

Boreal Zenith: Zenith rubber is a high performance rubber developed by Boreal. Zenith is designed for no-compromise performance, and features incredible friction properties combined with an ability to hold micro edges. Used on a variety of Boreal Climbing Shoes from the comfort-fit Joker Lace to the high-performance Mutant. (5.5mm)

Evolv Trax: High friction rubber formulated to be one of the highest performing rubber on the market. Trax has an ideal balance of high friction and edging power on different types of rock and plastic holds while performing consistently over a wide range of temperatures. (4.5mm)

To maintain the performance of your climbing shoes and the integrity of the resole we highly recommend like-for-like sole units.


Before clicking to order, please fill in our Shoe Resole Form.

When you have completed the form and placed your order please send your shoes to;

The Climbing Academy
124 Portman Street
G41 1EJ

We strongly advise obtaining proof of postage.

We mail batches of shoes to our resole partner approximately every 2 weeks; around the 15th and 30th of the month. If you have any concerns about the duration of your resole please email details to


Vibram XS Edge, Vibram XS Grip2, C4 Stealth, Evolv Trax, Boreal Zenith


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