116th Annual Convention Set for July 22-23 in Chicago

SSIA's 116th Annual Convention scheduled for July 22-23, 2023. The Marriott Chicago O'Hare will host the event.

Exhibit table sales and attendee registration will open in January. We will also post a reservation link from the hotel as soon as the SSIA conference is added to their system.

Mark your calendar today and bookmark this page as this is where you will find new information when it is posted.

Shoe Repair: It's More than You Think!

Welcome to the website of the Shoe Service Institute of America. Founded in 1904, SSIA is the trade association for the shoe repair industry. On this site, consumers and find information on the benefits of shoe repair, and businesses in the shoe repair industry can find information about industry events. Contact us with questions.

SSIA Convention

SSIA's 116th Annual Convention is set for July 22-23, 2023 in Chicago.

Click here for details.

Join SSIA Today

SSIA offers membership to suppliers, wholesalers and shoe repair shops.

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Shoe Repair Shop Locator

Looking for a shoe repair shop? Find the SSIA member nearest you.

Click here for SSIA's shop locator

Why Repair Your Shoes? Check Out These Videos from SSIA

Click here to visit SSIA's YouTube channel and see all of the videos.

Congrats to 2021 Silver Cup Winners

Congratulations to SSIA's Silver Cup Class of 2021.

Martin Sugg
Timeless Shoe Repair
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Robert DiRinaldo Grand Silver Cup

Luke George
George's Shoes & Repair
Arden Hills, Minnesota
Gold Award

Patrick Nijdam
Quick Cobbler
Vancouver, British Columbia
Silver Award

Dan Frappier
Heels N Soles, Ltd.
Sudbury, Ontario
Bronze Award

Click here for more information on SSIA awards.

The Latest News from SSIA

Promotional Materials for SSIA Members

SSIA has designed posters and complementary promotional materials based on the theme, "Shoe Repair, It's More than You Think!" Click here to take a look.

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T-shirts and hoodies and coffee mugs, oh my. Click here to order your SSIA swag.


Shoe Repair in the News

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