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Jacksonville to Host Convention

The 111th Annual SSIA Convention will be held July 25-26, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla. Click here for more information.

Thank You 2014 Convention Sponsors

SSIA thanks the following companies for sponsoring the upcoming 110th Annual Convention in Philadelphia. For convention information, click here.

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SSIA t-shirts and aprons are now available for purchase. We are selling black shirts for men and pink shirts for ladies, along with black aprons.  DETAILS

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What Shoe Repair Shops Do

In addition to replacing soles and heels, here are some other footwear-related services you can find at your local shoe repair shop.

  • Shoes can be stretched for increased comfort.

  • Shoes can be adapted to fit unique feet.

  • Shoes can be professionally waterproofed to protect from salt stains.

  • Heel tips can be changed from hard to non-skid rubber.

  • Heel savers can be applied to prolong the life of the heel.

  • Protective soles can be applied to prolong the life of the leather soles.

  • Eyelets and other hardware can be replaced.



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