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San Antonio Shoemakers

The story of the San Antonio Shoemakers(tm) (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.

They 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.

They started small, with just 13 shoemakers and no marketing beyond word of mouth. The SAS reputation grew and became a name people could trust for comfortable, quality footwear. In 1985, SAS opened a factory in Del Rio, Texas, keeping their business in Texas while allowing for expansion.

Today SAS, continues its dedication to quality and comfort, while expanding the brand to include dozens of new styles and colors. Now, SAS’s line features everything from walking and athletic shoes to pumps, flats, sandals, and even new boots for women. The men’s line has expanded to include walking and athletic wear to dress shoes, and expanded fresh comfort casual offerings. Every day, SAS finds a way to help you Keep Moving(tm).

Latest Reviews

  • Journey Posted: Reviewer: from NC Overall: 3 Stars Comfort: 2 Stars Look: 4 Stars
    SAS makes a well constructed shoe and because I (the wife) suggested my husband try a pair, he tried the SAS Journey to compare it to New Balance that he ordered for himself. He said this SAS fit is fine except that his foot sits deeply in the heel 'box' and the shoe rubs the edge of his ankle. Also, he doesn't feel the arch support is sufficient. Therefore as to comfort he has to downrate it to 2 stars.
  • Huggy Posted: Reviewer: from Berkeley, CA Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    Because of my high arches I ordered a wide but this was much too wide for my average size feet. Soft and comfortable, completely adjustable. Will try again.
  • Patriot Posted: Reviewer: Overall: 4 Stars Comfort: 4 Stars Look: 4 Stars
    I usually take med. but SAS must run a little narrow
  • Sanibel Posted: Reviewer: from CT Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    This is my third pair of Sanibels and I am very happy that Zappos now carries them in so many colors. These sandals have a padded footbed and I feel very stable walking in them. Even though my foot is on the narrow side I can tighten the buckle across the instep to make them fit well. And they don't hurt in between the toe! I also like that I can wear them with all kinds of clothing. I would highly recommend these sandals - aside from their comfort the sandals are very good quality and last for years. I bought my original pair about 5 years ago and still wear them.
  • Marina Posted: Reviewer: from New York Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    The strap is very short, so if you have a thicker foot, it won't stay velcroed.
  • Tour Mesh Posted: Reviewer: from North Carolina Overall: 4 Stars Comfort: 4 Stars Look: 4 Stars
    Wore these around the house for quite a while before deciding to keep them. My right foot needs a wide toe box and these shoes provide this in W. Some minor issue with the heel, as by comparison my are narrower, but find the shoe quite comfortable and looks so much better than a sneaker particularly for a senior citizen.
  • Suntimer Posted: Reviewer: from New Jersey Overall: 3 Stars Comfort: 1 Stars Look: 3 Stars
    Too narrow. I need a EE width and these are WW, so maybe they are only a D.
  • Sunburst Posted: Reviewer: from Middlebury CT Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    The light colored faux suede lining at back of heel and around edges would collect dirt and would not be easily cleaned. I usually wear 8W but in this shoe I needed the 8WW and would have kept it but for the lining.
  • Capri Posted: Reviewer: from IL Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    Love the shoes right out of the box. I ordered a 9 medium in yellow. It was a true yellow. The shoes has a two tone of yellow color. I thought the shoe fit like a narrow medium and a little long. They are comfortable and a keeper.
  • Catalina Posted: Reviewer: from Minnesota Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    I have been looking for leather boat shoes that have adequate support for teaching all day. These seem to be made well and have moderate arch support (more than most boat shoes). Alas, the wide is not wide enough for my feet, so they have to go back. Wish they came in a double wide.

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