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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

  • Milano Posted: Reviewer: from Charlotte, NC Overall: 4 Stars Comfort: 3 Stars Look: 4 Stars
    Very uncomfortable. If you need arch support or ww shoe, this is not the shoe for you.
  • Sunny Posted: Reviewer: Overall: 4 Stars Comfort: 4 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    I first ordered a 7.5 wide, which is my usual size, but had to send them back. The 8 WW is perfect !! the leather is so soft and comfortable. I rarely wear any other shoe now. Can't wait to order other colors. I'm glad I didn't give up on finding the right size for my problem feet.
  • Simplify Posted: Reviewer: from Valparaiso, Indiana Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    I loves these shoes and they are very nice looking. I have arthritis and bunions and they just didn't fit right. no fault of the shoe.
  • Suntimer Posted: Reviewer: from Centreville, virginia Overall: 3 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 1 Stars
    The fit was comfortable, but the style is way too frumpy
  • Jett Posted: Reviewer: from Chicago Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    I love these sandals! They work very well with both casual and dressier outfits, so they are my go to sandal for traveling. I was worried that the leather wrapping around the toe was going to irritate between my toes, but after a while, I don't even notice that it's there. I have plantar fasciitis, and the foot bed is extremely comfortable and supportive. I did have to reorder a half size up from my normal size to get the comfort that I wanted.
  • Pampa Posted: Reviewer: from New England Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    I walk a lot—upwards of 20,000 steps a day at work on varied terrain (carpet, hard floors, grass, wet grass, stairs, sand, and asphalt) and these sandals provide excellent traction, support, and style. I have been wearing Danskos and FitFlops for years. Danskos are now too heavy and the heels a bit high on their sandals. FitFlop are a PITA with their sizing. I am hooked on these sandals. I don't love their cost, but the sandals themselves are outstanding!
  • Simplify Posted: Reviewer: from Richmond, VA Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    I have been wearing these shoes, SAS Simplify, in a 7.5 Slim, every day all day for decades. I have found them to be incredibly comfortable and a perfect fit. In recent months, however, the shoe has become too tight for my left foot (spreading of my foot perhaps) and I will now have to find a shoe of comparable comfort and quality in a slim with a slightly wider toe area. A great pity.
  • Metro Posted: Reviewer: Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    Love these loafers. I have two pairs now and they are some of my favorite everyday shoes. I wear a wide shoe and it fits perfectly. Love the cushy feel of the insole and the little buckle on top gives it some style. I just wish it came in navy blue.
  • Scenic Posted: Reviewer: from Kirkland, WA Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    These shoes are very cute but unfortunately they don't stay on my feet. But I have a very hard time with any ballet type shoe ~ The only ones that have worked for me are made by Born.
  • Hope Posted: Reviewer: from Kirkland, WA Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    Very comfy ... but not crazy about the color. I am returning and ordering the denim color instead.

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