Do you have an old pair of hiking boots that you love? They’ve been everywhere with you, the tread is starting to go, they don’t sell anything like it anymore and you just can’t stand the thought of dealing with the ordeal that is shopping for new hiking boots?
It may be worth looking into resoling them. Companies like Mountain Soles out of Portland, OR specialize in this type of repair to outdoor equipment.
Mountain Soles provides ‘Sewing and Repairs for Outdoor Adventurers’.
It’s not just old hiking boots that can be brought back to life. A Yelp.com review gives an extreme example of a specialty item being repaired: “saw an unusual item, asked what it was and was told it was a several thousand dollar canopy/tent used to develop film onsite for natural photography.”
Often times it can be cheaper in the long run to resole or repair than to repurchase when it comes to gear that’s already stood the test of time.