Terry Armstrong, founder of San Antonio Shoemakers,
San Antonio Shoemakers' Founder Terry Armstrong Inducted into the National Shoe Retailers Association Hall of Fame.
Craftsman, shoemaker and co-founder of San Antonio Shoemakers
(SAS), Terry Armstrong
, was inducted into the National Shoe Retailers Association
Hall of Fame on November 14 at a ceremony in Boston, MA. Armstrong's posthumous induction marks the first time a shoemaker has been named to the Hall of Fame.
Says SAS CEO Nancy Richardson, of the honor, "Terry changed the retail landscape in the 1980s with the introduction of the ever-popular Siesta.
Armstrong joins the likes of former NSRA President William Boettge, author and footwear historian William Rossi and retail leader Lloyd W. Nordstrom, all who have had a tremendous impact on the footwear industry.
Disappointed in the diminishing quality and move to foreign manufacturing that occured in the 1970s, Terry Armstrong and Lew Hayden founded SAS in 1976 in San Antonio, Texas.
and Hayden's enduring legacy, SAS
continues to produce shoes with the same painstaking care and to exacting standards with the very best materials available.
The company now operates locations throughout the United States and sells products throughout its distribution network across the country and internationally.
About San Antonio Shoemakers
In 1976, San Antonio Shoemakers
(SAS) started a quiet revolution in footwear offering superb craftsmanship and extraordinary comfort.
Co-founders Terry Armstrong and Lew Hayden countered a national trend of diminishing quality and cheap foreign manufacturing when they began making shoes that set a new standard in footwear.