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The next Silver Cup Contest will be held in 2015 and SSIA has expanded it to include North American and International divisions. Repairers from the United States and Canada will compete for theRobert DiRinaldo Grand Silver Cup. Repairers from all over the world will compete for SSIA's first World Cup. DETAILS


SSIA has designed posters for you to use in your shop based on the theme, "Shoe Repair: It's More Than You Think." Artwork is 24 x 36 inches and can be handed to Staples, Fedex Office or similar companies as is to produce your posters. It can also be uploaded through their online systems if you prefer.

Posters are available to SSIA members. Click here to download them. (Note: You will need your SSIA user id and password.)


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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 Membership Renewal

SSIA members, it's time to renew your membership for 2015. Click on the appropriate link below to renew. You will need your SSIA user id and password which the site will provide if you don't remember them.

Repairers click here.
Wholesalers click here.
Suppliers click here.

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 Fall 2014 edition of SSIA's new newsletter.  DETAILS 

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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