It has been long asked what are the best shoe brands to look for when buying new shoes and we are happy to finally bring you a list voted on by all of us cobblers who work on them every day through our organization SSIA.
Here is the exact listing of what has been posted by SSIA for the best footwear brands of 2019-2020:
SSIA RELEASES NATIONAL POLLING RESULTS FOR SHOE REPAIR AWARENESS WEEK OCTOBER 13-19
Founded in 1904, the Shoe Service Institute of America is the authoritative source on the con-struction, repair and maintenance of footwear and leather goods, as well as shoe and leather care products. It represents over 500 cobblers, industry craftsman and their wholesale trad-ing partners and suppliers. The SSIA is dedicated to furthering shoe manufacturing and preservation by educating consumers about the health, economic and environmental benefits of purchasing and maintaining quality footwear.
A national poll of these professionals has created a definitive list of the most well made shoes in the world. The results are as follows:
LADIES SHOES POLLING RESULTS FOR BEST CONSTRUCTION IN 2019 BY PRICE
Below $200 price range: Cole Haan (close second place: Jack Rogers)
In the $200 - $500 price range: Stuart Weitzman
In the over $500 price range: Ferragamo
MEN’S SHOES POLLING RESULTS FOR BEST CONSTRUCTION IN 2019 BY PRICE
Below $200 price range: Thursday Boot Company
In the $200 - $500 price range: Allen Edmonds
In the over $500 price range: Alden
In the over $1,000/investment price range: John Lobb
Considerations that went into voting:
Comfort of design
Durability of materials used
The SSIA regularly works with members of both local and national media to provide timely, ac-curate information on the selection, care and maintenance of footwear and leather goods.