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Congratulations to the 2017 winners in SSIA's Silver Cup and World Cup contests.

2017 Silver Cup Award Winners

Robert DiRinaldo Grand Silver Cup
Steve Doudaklian
Bedo's Leatherworks
Falls Church, VA

Gold Awards
Rubén Espinoza
Columbus Park Shoe Service
New York, NY

Ronald Nijdam
Quick Cobbler
Vancouver, BC

Silver Awards
Rachel Drumheller
Fast Feet
Wilmington, DE

Martin Sugg
Timeless Shoe Repair
Thunder Bay, ON

Bronze Award
Patrick Nijdam
Quick Cobbler
Vancouver, BC

2017 World Cup
Award Winners

2017 World Cup
Glenn DiMauro
The Italian Cobbler
Westlake, OH

Gold Awards
Rachel Drumheller
Fast Feet
Wilmington, DE

Peter Holmér
Backman's Skoservice AB
Stockholm, Sweden

Silver Awards

Gino Gentile
Anthony's Shoe Service
San Francisco, CA

Hans Heine
Schoenservice Heine
Amstelveen,  Holland

Eddie Welkamp
The Netherlands

Bronze Awards
Daniel Frappier
Heels n Soles Shoe Repair
Sudbury, ON

David Lee
DL Shoe Art
Mansfield, England

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Baltimore Bound: 114th Annual SSIA Convention July 21-22, 2018 • Marriott BWI • Baltimore, MD

SSIA's 114th Annual Convention will be held July 21-22, 2018 at the Marriott BWI in Baltimore, MD. Details will be released as they become available.

Click here for the latest information.

Promotional Posters for SSIA Members

SSIA has designed posters for you to use in your shop based on the theme, "Shoe Repair: It's More Than You Think." Artwork is 24 x 36 inches and can be handed to Staples, Fedex Office or similar companies as is to produce your posters. It can also be uploaded through their online systems if you prefer.

Posters are available to SSIA members. Click here to download them. (Note: You will need your SSIA user id and password.)

Download the Latest Newsletter

Check out the Fall 2017 edition of SSIA's new newsletter.  DETAILS 

What Shoe Repair Shops Do

In addition to replacing soles and heels, here are some other footwear-related services you can find at your local shoe repair shop.

  • Shoes can be stretched for increased comfort.

  • Shoes can be adapted to fit unique feet.

  • Shoes can be professionally waterproofed to protect from salt stains.

  • Heel tips can be changed from hard to non-skid rubber.

  • Heel savers can be applied to prolong the life of the heel.

  • Protective soles can be applied to prolong the life of the leather soles.

  • Eyelets and other hardware can be replaced.



Thank You Sponsors

Thank you to the following companies who sponsored SSIA's 113th Annual Convention in Long Beach. Your support made the event a great success.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

O. Baltor & Sons



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