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Congratulations to the 2017 finalists in SSIA's Silver Cup and World Cup contests. Awards will be presented at SSIA's convention in July.

Silver Cup Finalists

Steve Doudaklian
Bedo's Leatherworks
Falls Church, VA

Rachel Drumheller
Fast Feet
Wilmington, DE

Rubén Espinoza
Columbus Park Shoe Service
New York, NY

Patrick Nijdam
Quick Cobbler
Vancouver, BC

Ronald Nijdam
Quick Cobbler
Vancouver, BC

Martin Sugg
Timeless Shoe Repair
Thunder Bay, ON

World Cup Finalists

Glenn DiMauro
The Italian Cobbler
Westlake, OH

Rachel Drumheller
Fast Feet
Wilmington, DE

Daniel Frappier
Heels n Soles Shoe Repair
Sudbury, ON

Gino Gentile
Anthony's Shoe Service
San Francisco, CA

Hans Heine
Schoenservice Heine
Amstelveen,  Holland

Peter Holmér
Backman's Skoservice AB
Stockholm, Sweden

David Lee
DL Shoe Art
Mansfield, England

Eddie Welkamp
The Netherlands

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Pre-Registration Now Closed for SSIA's 2017 Convention July 22-23
On Site Registration Opens at 7 a.m. Each Day Aboard the Queen Mary

SSIA's 113th Annual Convention will be held July 22-23, 2107 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA.

Reservations: SSIA has secured a group rate of $169 per night aboard the Queen Mary This rate will be honored until June 19, 2017 or until SSIA's room block sells out, whichever comes first. NOTE: SSIA's room block has sold out before the deadline for the past several years, so make your reservations early. To reserve a room:

Call 877-342-0742 and use the group code SSI0717 or;

Click on this link. Note: the online reservation system does not work with mobile devices. You must do this on a computer.

Click here for convention details.

Promotional Posters for SSIA Members

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.)

Download the Latest Newsletter

Check out the Spring 2017 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.



Notice of Annual Meeting

SSIA's 2017 Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, July 22 at 10 a.m. aboard The Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. Members can click here for details.

Thank You Sponsors

Thank you to the following companies who are sponsoring SSIA's 113th Annual Convention in Long Beach. Your support will make the event a great success.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

O. Baltor & Sons



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