FOR SHOE REPAIR CONSUMERS

 
 

New Page 1

for consumers

industry information

ssia members only

about ssia

contact ssia

home

 
 

STORE LOCATOR

Find the SSIA shoe repair professional  nearest you.

Shop Name

City

State /Province          Zip Code

   

Ask the Experts

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

Click here to ask an SSIA expert. 

For the Media

 

The Shoe Service Institute of America is an authoritative source on the construction, repair and maintenance of footwear and leather goods, as well as shoe and leather care products. Its 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.

Founded in 1904, SSIA 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 regularly works with members of the local and national media to provide timely, accurate information on the selection, care, maintenance and alteration of footwear and leather goods. If you have questions or would like to arrange an interview, contact:

Donald Rinaldi - SSIA President

Petronio Shoe Products

973-751-7579

don@shoeglue.com

Donald Rinaldi was elected president of the Shoe Service Institute of America at its annual meeting July 19, 2009. Don previously served as both a board member and as vice president. Don is the president of Petronio Shoe Products in Belleville, New Jersey. Petronio was founded by Don’s Grandfather in 1927 and has been continually operated by the Rinaldi family since that time. Petronio manufactures and distributes adhesives and related shoe repair and shoe care products.

Jim McFarland, C.Ped. - SSIA Historian

McFarland Shoe Repair

863-644-6395

solemany2k@juno.com

Jim McFarland owns and operates McFarland's Shoe Repair in Lakeland, Fla. He is a certified pedorthist, a third generation craftsman and a former member of SSIA's board of directors. McFarland won the Grand Silver Cup in SSIA's 2002 Silver Cup Contest. The cup has symbolized excellence in shoe repair craftsmanship for more than 50 years. He now serves as a judge for the contest.

  © 2005 Shoe Service Institute of

© 2014 Shoe Service Institute of America
305 Huntsman Ct. • Bel Air, MD 21015 • 410-569-3425 • fax: 410-569-8333 • webmaster@ssia.info