JT Bike Shop in Joshua Tree, CA. It is the only location accepting in person drop offs and pick ups.

We are located right behind the Post Office and Sam’s Market in downtown JT.

JT Bike Shop will be switching to summer hours effective 6/5/24.

Summer drop off hours:
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thu 10:00am – 6:00pm
Fri 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm

Rubber Update: We are going to no longer carry Vibram XS Edge 5mm (Thick). We will continue stocking the standard thickness Vibram XS Edge 4mm and Vibram XS Grip II 4mm. We will continue resoling shoes with 5mm Edge if requested until we run out, and will substitute for 4mm Edge once our supply is gone. The option will be pulled from our form once we are out, but some existing orders may be affected.

There are some industry shortages with some supplies required for resoling. This may cause some delays in turnaround time.

About Us

Positive Resoles has been a part of Joshua Tree for over three decades. Over the years we have innovated new techniques that allow for higher quality resoles and longer life out of your shoes.

We offer a local drop off and pick up service through JT Bike Shop in Joshua Tree, CA.

Additional Work

Small re-glues are on the house.

If additional work exceeds the prices listed we will let you know first.

If you would like any additional work not listed please write it in the comments box.


Rand – the rubber on the sides, front, and back of the shoe.

Standard rand repairs, also called a toecap, is to replace the rand in front of the toes. How often this needs repaired depends on the shoe, type of climbing you do, and your footwork.

If your rands have a hole or are thin they will need replaced in order to be resoled.

We can also do rand repairs on other areas of your shoes, contact us for more details.

How to select rubber and thickness.

All resoles are half soles unless otherwise stated.
Half sole (1/2 sole) replaces the rubber from the front of the shoe to behind the ball of the foot.
Rubber types – most shoes come with around 4mm of rubber. If you would like them to last longer choose a thicker and/or harder rubber. We do not recommend thick rubbers for downturned shoes.
Rubber thickness:
3mm-3.5mm Thin – good for sensitivity but less durable.
4mm-4.2mm Normal – standard on most shoes.
5mm-5.5mm Thick – durable but not sensitive.
Rubber categories:
Durable/Stiffer – XS Edge, Onyxx, Neo Force
Normal – XS Grip, C4, Neo Fuse
Stickiest/Softer – Science Friction 3, HF, MI6
Resoler’s Choice – Choose this if you would like the same or close to the same rubber and thickness that came on your shoes, or if you would like try a new rubber you can add in the comments box how you would like your shoes to perform.


A stacked resole leaves a layer of the original sole and adds (stacks) new rubber on top of it. This can only be done if there is at least 1mm of unworn rubber left on the sole.

To maintain the sensitivity of your shoes select thinner rubbers (3mm-3.5mm) for a stacked resole. To add durability use normal (4mm-4.5mm) rubber.

By doing a stacked resole the shoe can be resoled more times over it’s lifetime. In a normal resole the half sole is completely removed along with a thin layer of the midsole and rand. After multiple resoles, enough material has been removed that they can no longer be resoled.