Boston Shoe Travelers Association

Founded in Boston in 1901, BSTA is the oldest regional shoe travelers association in the United States.

We sponsor three trade shows a year in the Northeast for shoe retailers, providing you with the latest merchandise in all categories and genders for the upcoming season for your review.

BSTA represents almost 250 sales representatives and over 600 shoe and accessory brands!

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Due to a high volume of cases of the new Omicron variant, BSTA has decided to prioritize the safety of all who attend our shows by making masks mandatory. If you don’t have a mask, we will provide them.

A Toast to Danner!


Join us Sunday, August 21, 2022 @ 6:00 PM at the Doubletree by Hilton in Downtown Manchester! Toast the life of Danner Destephano and a fun filled Retailer party!

The BSTA Board of Directors have put together an evening that consists of a complimentary buffet dinner, open bar, comedy acts, live band and door prizes.

Upcoming Shows

  • Northeast Expo – August 21 – 22, 2022 – Per the Board of Directors decision, new dates for the Spring Show will be in August as opposed to early September.
  • Early Buy – January 15 – 16, 2023
  • Northeast Expo – February 26 – 27, 2023
  • Northeast Expo – September 10 – 11, 2023
  • Early Buy – January 14 – 15, 2024
  • Northeast Expo – February 25 – 26 or March 3 – 4, 2024
  • Northeast Expo – September 8 – 9, 2024

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Retailer of the Year

Sole Desire / Run Newport Shoes

Congratulations to Sole Desire/Run Newport of Newport RI for being named BSTA’s 2022 Retailer of the Year!

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Become a Member

Interested in joining the Boston Shoe Travelers Association? Membership is limited to qualified sales representatives.

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