The Shoe Service Institute of America was founded in 1904 to promote and grow business in the shoe repair industry. Today, more than 100 years later, its mission remains the same.

SSIA is comprised of businesses at all levels of the industry sharing resources and working together to bring more consumers into shoe repair shops.

SSIA membership is available in three categories. Click on the appropriate link below to apply. All applications will be reviewed by SSIA’s board of directors before membership is conferred.

Repairer/Retailer Membership

Available to firms engaged in the shoe repair business at the retail level. Membership dues are $65 for the calendar year.

Click here to apply for retailer membership online

Click here to apply for retailer membership by mail or fax

Click here to renew retailer membership

Wholesaler Membership

Available to firms engaged in the wholesale distribution of products to shoe repair retailers. Membership dues are $250 for the calendar year.

SSIA’s bylaws state, “Any firm, company or corporation that is a wholesale-distributor of multi-brands of manufactured shoe repair or boot repair products, or similar products, shall be eligible for membership as a wholesaler member.”

Click here to apply for wholesaler membership

Click here to renew wholesaler membership

Supplier Membership

Available to firms engaged in manufacturing or importing of products for distribution to wholesaler-distributors. Membership dues are $250 for the calendar year. There is also a $1,000 initiation fee for new supplier members.

SSIA’s bylaws state, “Supplier membership is available to any firm, company or corporation which is a recognized seller of leather, rubber shoe products, shoe findings, shoe store supplies or similar products to wholesaler-distributors in the shoe repair industry. Supplier membership is also available to any firm, company or corporation selling shoe repairing machinery.”

Click here to apply for supplier membership

Click here to renew supplier membership

Associate Membership

Available to firms providing non-shoe repair products or services to the shoe repair industry.

SSIA’s bylaws state, “Any person, firm, company or corporation which sells non-shoe repair products or services such as computer hardware, software or insurance, to the shoe repair industry, shall be eligible for Associate Membership.”

Click here to apply for associate membership

Click here to renew associate membership