San Antonio Shoe Makers
The story of the San Antonio Shoemakers™(SAS) family begins with its founders, Terry Armstrong and Lew Hayden. The two first met in Pittsfield, Maine, but their passion for making quality footwear led them to San Antonio, Texas. After working for a local shoe company, Terry and Lew struck out on their own.
Terry and Lew had a vision of how genuine leather shoes should be made. With determination, and the support of their families, the two pooled their resources to start their first factory in a corner of an unused aircraft hangar on the South Side of San Antonio. In 1976, San Antonio Shoemakers was born.
Today it is still a family owned and operated and company dedicated to making American made shoes handcrafted from only the softest, highest quality leather.
SAS Shoes RI
At SAS Shoes RI we are a family owned and operated SAS franchise. We specialized in hard to find sizes and hard to fit feet. Our sizes range from the very small shoes to the very big shoes, also the very narrow shoes to the very wide shoes, specializing in comfort shoes. We are how shoe stores used to be. All our employees have many years of experience in sizing and fitting shoes.
We take the time to measure both feet (no two feet are the same!) and fit your foot to the right shoe. Not only do we have a wide variety of sizes but each shoe fits differently. Our shoes are made in America so they are American sizes. Women’s sizes range from 4-12 and widths slim (AAA), narrow (AA), medium (B), wide (C), double wide (D), and in some triple wide (E-EE). Men’s sizes range from 6-15 and widths slim (B), narrow (C), medium (D), wide (E), double wide (EE-EEE), and triple wide (EEE-EEEE). All styles fit differently. Many customers may require doctor recommended orthotics. Inserts may require added depth in the shoe and make it fit differently, which is why some of our shoes are built with added depth to accommodate this.
Our specialty is comfort shoes, all our shoes have some degree of arch support built into the shoe with some even having removable footbeds for people with custom orthotics. Many podiatrists in the area recommend a number of our shoes for a range of foot problems such as bunions, hammer toes, heel spurs, plantar fascitis, and footwear for diabetics. Some of our shoes Medicare and diabetic approved.