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About the SSIA


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.

SSIA Board of Directors



Paul Angelos
Angelus Shoe Polish Company

Vice President
Sandra Verbruggen
Fast Feet Shoe Repair


Steve Doudaklian
Bedo's Leatherworks

Bill Konomos
Konomos Distributing

Holly Mahfoze
Dean's Shoe Repair

Pat McCabe
Miami Leather Company

John McLoughlin
Vibram USA

Steve Sachs
I. Sachs Sons

Phil Wadzinski
Pecard Leather Care

SSIA's 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.



  2005 Shoe Service Institute of

2016 Shoe Service Institute of America
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