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Registration Now Open for 2014 Convention

The 110th Annual SSIA Convention will be held July 19-20, 2014 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Valley Forge in Philadelphia. REGISTER TODAY.

SSIA Presents 2013 Silver Cup Awards

SSIA presented its 2013 Silver Cup awards at its 109th Annual Convention in San Diego. Johan Remmerts took home the Robert DiRinaldo Grand Silver Cup. Eight other repairers were honored as well.  DETAILS

Links from the San Diego Convention

Here are some of the highlights from SSIA's San Diego convention.

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Click here for seminar videos.

Meet Robert DiRinaldo Grand Silver Cup winner Johan Remmerts.

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.



SSIA T-Shirts, Aprons Available for Purchase

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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Issue of  Footprints

Check out the Winter 2014 edition of SSIA's new newsletter.  DETAILS 

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