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Do you have a question about choosing or caring for your shoes?

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National Shoe Repair Awareness Week is October 9-15. SSIA has prepared a press release and two posters to help you promote the event in your store.

Click here to download the press release, fill in the name of your shop and circulate it to your local media.

Click on the photos below to download high resolution artwork to take to your local sign and banner printer (Staples, Fedex Office, etc.) to print posters for your store. Contact SSIA headquarters with any questions.


Interested in opening a shop or finding a job? Click here to visit our Career Center.


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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, 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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