Founded in 1904,
the Shoe Service Institute of America is committed to furthering the shoe repair
industry by educating consumers about the
physical, economic and environmental benefits of
purchasing and maintaining quality footwear.
SSIA's members are retail shoe repair operators,
their wholesaler trading partners and suppliers
that manufacture or import the products used and
sold in shoe repair shops.
First 100 Years
The video below is a
25-minute historical perspective produced for
SSIA's 100th anniversary in 2004. If you have
the time, it includes a lot of history about the
association and the shoe repair industry.