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.
Jack Ponseti opened his first retail shoe store (Ponsetis.com) in 1965 after learning the ropes in the shoe department of Maison Blanche. Always on the lookout for new shoe brands, Jack opened an account with SAS Shoes in November of 1984. The shoes were so successful that he eventually opened another location solely selling SAS Shoes.
Jack's son and grandsons are still operating the same SAS New Orleans store 50+ years later, as well as a location in Salt Lake City, Utah. Feel free to stop by our location in Clearview Mall to visit or do some shopping in person!
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