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SPECIAL OFFER: Quantity discounts on orthopedic pillows

Tri-Core Cervical Pillow

This month only, we are offering major quantity discounts on Tri-Core Cervical Pillows by Core Products: BUY 5, GET 1 FREE or BUY 9, GET 3 FREE. 

These best-selling and highly-requested orthopedic pillows help alleviate neck pain and correctly align the spine, while supporting the neck in its natural position. The unique shape delivers orthopedic benefits and support for both back sleeping and side sleeping Made in USA and latex-free.

Contact your Territory Manager or order online. This special offer is only valid through June 30, so place your order today.

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Stock up for spring at our next Shoe Repair Meet and Greet

Missed our shoe repair Open House? We are hosting monthly Meet and Greets at our warehouse, where you can meet our experienced staff, learn more about our products—and shop, of course.

See our newly-expanded selection of shoe repair and shoe care supplies from our own brand Ralyn Shoe Care, as well as many other high-quality and trusted brands.

Shop for cleaners and shampoos, leather and rubber soles, shoe creams and dyes, dowels, abrasives, brushes (including personalized options), shoe laces, needles and thread, and much more—including the largest selection of shoe polish in the Midwest!

We also have demos of Shoe Systems Plus Supreme Machines Shoe Repair & O&P Lab equipment in our showroom.

Bring your shopping list and stock your shelves for the spring sandal and athletic shoe season.

RSVP for one of our May and June Meet and Greets on our Facebook page. 

Email or call us with any questions or special requests before you stop by.

See you there!

NEW: Ralyn Tongue Pads & Leather Shoe Grips

New Ralyn fitting aids

When it comes to feeling comfortable in shoes, it’s all about the fit—or should we say, fitting aid. Say hello to three new products we have added to our popular Ralyn “pillow pack” fitting aid collection. 

Men’s Tongue Pads and Women’s Tongue Pads are adhesive felt pads that are applied to the tongue of the shoe and help keep the heel from sliding forward by providing a tight fit at the instep. They are ideal for narrow feet or loose-fitting shoes.

Leather Shoe Grips are a leather version of our popular Shoe Grips. The soft leather cushion keeps the heel from rubbing, sliding or slipping and provides a secure, comfortable fit. They are ideal for loose-fitting shoes and can be used in men’s or women’s shoes.

Call our office at (800) 566-0664 to place an order or order online.

See these new fitting aids, plus the rest of the Ralyn Shoe Care collection, in person at our next Open House in Chicago on Sunday, April 29th (8 am–3 pm).

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RECAP: Shoe Repair Open House & Grand Opening

This weekend, we welcomed over 35 Chicago and Midwest-area shoe repair shops and shoe stores to our warehouse for a Grand Opening and Open House featuring our newly-expanded line of shoe repair and shoe care products.

Our experienced staff was on hand to answer questions and help customers shop thousands of professional-quality products, including leather, adhesives, shoe polish and dyes, needles and thread, and much more.

Thank you to all who attended, as well as Shoe Systems Plus, Inc. for demonstrating their latest Supreme shoe repair and O&P lab equipment in our machine show.

If you are interested in visiting our showroom to view the Shoe Systems Plus machines, please call us at (800) 566-0664 and ask for Mark.

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NOW STOCKING: Handmade insoles and shoe accessories from Pedag USA

Now stocking insoles from Pedag USA

We are now stocking insoles and accessories from Pedag USA—the largest German manufacturer of insoles and orthotics.

These German handmade insoles offer the highest level of comfort and performance and are made from a variety of fine materials including natural wool, shearling lambskin, terry cloth, and tanned leather.

Dress, casual, and sport full- and 3/4-insoles for men and women are available, as well as shoe inserts and accessories such as a Polishing Glove. Find insoles specifically-made for warmth, foot support, high-impact sports, and all-day comfort. Styles made just for women make high heels and fashion shoes more comfortable.

Download our Brochure to view the full collection and see sizing chart.

Contact your Territory Manager or customer service to place your order today. Or order online.

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Meet your new shoe repair supplier in Chicago!

Justin Blair Shoe Repair Aisles

Midwest shoe repair shops and shoe stores: Looking for a one-stop-shop supplier? Stop by our grand opening & open house on Sunday, March 25th and meet us!

Our staff, including industry veterans Justin Bennett and Mark Sheehan, will be on hand to answer product questions and help you shop thousands of professional-quality products.

Justin Blair & Company is proud to serve the Chicago and Midwest shoe repair and shoe care market with products from national brands, including our in-house manufactured brand, Ralyn Shoe Care (most products are made in the USA).

We carry all of these essential shoe care and shoe repair supplies:

  • Abrasives
  • Adhesives
  • Brushes
  • Cleaners
  • Crepe
  • Dowels
  • Dyes
  • Foot Care
  • Laces
  • Leather
  • Machinery
  • Needles
  • Polish – we have the largest selection in the Midwest!
  • Rubber
  • Thread
  • Tools
  • Zippers

Shoe Systems Plus, Inc. will be on hand with a machine show to demonstrate their latest shoe repair equipment. Plus day-of-event orders will receive 10% OFF (cash/credit card only). And don’t miss our raffle for two Amazon Echo Dots and one 32” HD TV!

Justin Blair & Company Grand Opening & Open House
Sunday, March 25, 2018
8 am – 3 pm
3028 S. Kilbourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60623
Get directions

Questions? Call us at (800) 566-0664 and ask for Mark.

RSVP for the event here or just stop by.

We welcome you to experience a new type of shoe repair supplier!

RECAP: 2017 NSRA Leadership Conference

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the National Shoe Retailers Association 2017 Leadership Conference last month in Memphis, Tennessee. We enjoyed meeting new people, as well as reconnecting with current customers. 

We were excited to hear that overall shoe retailers are feeling upbeat and optimistic about their brick-and-mortar businesses. According to this article by VAMP, staying on top of the competition by adding unique, new offerings and elevating the customer experience is working for shoe retailers. And with some shoe stores featuring 2nd- and even 3rd-generation owners, there is much to be hopeful about in the shoe industry.

One of our new product offerings that had people excited is our Custom Imprint Program. In addition to our imprinted plastic shoe horns, we now offer metal shoe horns and wooden shine brushes imprinted with a logo or store name. With low quantities and small runs, it’s an easy and economical way for shoe retailers to promote their shops and stand out from the competition. Download our Custom Imprint Program brochure here. 

Our experienced customer service department is here to help you help you grow your business. Reach out to us with questions about our imprint program—or let’s talk about other ways we can improve your customer experience.

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New therapeutic products from Core Products are now available

Add to your therapy and pain relief product mix with these products now available from Core Products.

Need advice choosing which items to order? Call or email us—we are happy to make the buying decision easier for you!

Tri-Core® Cervical Pillow

Helps alleviate neck pain and correctly align the spine, while supporting the neck in its natural position. Made in USA. See available options 

Core® CPAP Pillow & Mini CPAP Pillow 

Reduces mask leaks and pressure point soreness often experienced with nasal and full face CPAP masks. CPAP Pillow available in 3″, 4″ and 5″ height. Fitted pillowcase included. Made in USA. See available options. 

Sitback Rest Lumbar Support Cushion

Provides support and comfort for the lower back and protects and maintains proper spinal curve when sitting for extended periods of time. Available in Blue, Black and Grey. Made in USA. See available options. 

Sitback Mesh Backrest 

Lightweight mesh material stays cool and comfortable all day while promoting proper posture and providing support and comfort for the lower back. See available options. 

MicroBeads Moist Heat Packs

Naturally help relieve muscular aches and pains, arthritis, fibromyalgia, cramping, headaches and more with these soft, plush packs. Available in Small, Medium/Cervical and Large. Made in USA.  See available options. 

Dual Comfort CorPak Hot & Cold Therapy Pack

Dual-surface packs help relieve pain from strains, sprains, tendonitis and other injuries. Available in 5 different sizes. Made in USA. See available options. 

Soft Comfort CorPak Hot & Cold Therapy Pack 

Sized to fit nearly anywhere hot or cold therapy is needed. Helps relieve strains, sprains, tendonitis, and other injuries. Available in 5 different sizes. Made in USA. See available options. 

Omni Massage Roller & Omni Roller Mini

The omni-directional ball and easy-grip handle reduce stress and fatigue on hands and fingers, while making deep tissue work more comfortable to the receiver. The Mini Roller has the same features in a portable size. Available in Black, Green, Purple, Blue or Red. Display with 12 assorted colors (36 for Mini) also available. See available options.

Contact your Territory Manager or customer service to place your order today. Or order online.

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New FS4 Orthotic Socks from OrthoSleeve

FS4 orthotic socks
The FS4 Orthotic Sock reduces pain resulting from plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, swollen feet, and more. Made with seamless, soft moisture-wicking fabric with anti-odor treatment and padding to create a sock with orthotic benefits. The FS4 is the first patented Plantar Fasciitis sock on the market.

The FS4 is available in Grey, White and Black, in sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.

Contact your Territory Manager or customer service to place your order today. Or order online.

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Online ordering how-to video series

We have heard your requests to learn more about our website and online ordering system!

We just launched a video series that gives you an overview of our website and online ordering system, as well as in-depth look at topics such as how to search for products, how to place and review an order, how to view and manage invoices and how to access your order history—all in 2 minutes or less.

Watch our Online Ordering videos series here.

Not sure if you already have an account with us? 
We are happy to set up or update your account. Contact us at (773) 523-3320 or Please have this information handy: business name, address, phone and email.

Our website and online ordering system have been designed to make doing business with us even easier. As always, we welcome your feedback and comments!