Safety Footwear and Apparel
We are your one-stop resource for tactical gear, duty wear, shoes, boots, and apparel designed specifically for heavy working conditions, duty, tactical, deployment. We also sell top-brand Tactical accessories, bags, packs luggage and clothing are an authorized luggage & shoe repair center.
Safety Footwear and Apparel’s roots go back generations in the shoemaking craft. The store first opened its doors in 1979 by the late Kegam Balian, a third-generation shoemaker who emigrated to the United States after owning a shoe factory in Beirut, Lebanon. Mr. Balian built his first pair of shoes at age 11 and continued a prolific career designing, building, and repairing shoes for the rest of his life. His family could always be seen wearing shoes he created, and Mr. Balian kept his wife fully supplied with new shoes, many of them being the first makes of designs that would become the newest fashions.
Mr. Balian passed ownership of Sterling Shoe & Luggage Repair to his son Alex, who successfully expanded his operations to provide retail safety shoes, clothing, and apparel. He combined this expansion, named Safety Footwear & Apparel, with his already existing Sterling Shoe & Luggage Repair, and both are now part of the same location. Sterling Shoe & Luggage Repair and Safety Footwear & Apparel have developed a large clientèle of return customers.
The Balian’s goal from the beginning has been to satisfy every customer, and that goal will always continue.