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 117th Annual Convention will be held July 13-14, 2024 in New Jersey.

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SSIA Shine Competition

Show off your skills in SSIA's first North American Shine Off.

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Pimp That Shoe!

A new competition featuring craftsmanship and artistic ability.

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SSIA Announces Shine Off Finalists

SSIA announced the three finalists for its live July Shine Off. They are:

Sunny Yoo
Cobbler Company • Ellicott City, MD

Jason Dorn
Team Shine Force • Denver, CO

Chadwick Winget
Best Foot Forward • Alexandria, VA

The Shine Off finals will be held July 13 at SSIA's 117th Annual Convention in Hasbrouck Heights NJ.

SSIA Convention Approved for CEUs by ABC

SSIA's convention has been approved for up to 7.5 CEUs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics. Make sure to ask at the registration desk how you can get these CEUs.

Course Name: Shoe Service Institute of America: 2024 Conference
Course Type: Conference
Business Credits: 0.00
Scientific Credits: 7.50

Credentials Approved for Category 1 Credit

CO (Certified Orthotist)
COA (Certified Orthotic Assistant)
CPed (Certified Pedorthist)
CPO (Certified Prosthetist Orthotist )
CPOA (Certified Prosthetic-Orthotic Assistant)
CTO (Certified Orthotic Technician)
CTPO (Certified Prosthetic-Orthotic Technician)

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 2023 Silver Cup Winners

Congratulations to SSIA's Silver Cup Class of 2023.

Patrick Nijdam
Quick Cobbler
Vancouver, British Columbia
Robert DiRinaldo Grand Silver Cup

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

Sunny Yoo
Cobbler & Co. Shoe Repair
Ellicott City, MD
Silver Award

Gary Coakley
London, 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.

shoe repair shirtSSIA Apparel

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


Shoe Repair Shop Locator

shoe repair locator

Looking for a shoe repair shop. Click here to find the SSIA member nearest you.

Join SSIA Today

SSIA offers membership to suppliers, wholesalers and shoe repair shops. Click here for details.

Shoe Repair in the News

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