On Tuesday October 17, 1967, Colonie Shoe Repair was purchased by Alberico & Anna Conte after their immigration to America from their homeland of Italy. Since the age of six, Alberico has had a lifetime of experience in the cobbling trade, working internationally from Italy, to Venezuela and for the past four decades, in the United States. After returning briefly to Italy in 1966, Alberico was introduced to Anna Russo, and after their marriage, Alberico returned to America with his bride and they established their new business together.

  Prior to the Conte's ownership, the business title for Colonie Shoe Repair had changed hands on three separate occasions with the initial establishment of the business dating all the way back to the early 1940s. For over 40 years, Alberico & Anna have run their business by themselves, and have attracted customers as far as the Kingston area with their unsurpassed expertise and service.

  Colonie Shoe Repair has thrived throughout periods of economic difficulties, and with shoe repair locations becoming even more limited in the Capital Region, it has remained an invaluable staple within the community. Alberico & Anna serve their customers with pride, honesty, reliability and a commitment to excellence with every job done.

  "We thank all of our customers who have been loyal to us for so many years and we welcome all new customers who are in the need for friendly and trustworthy service for their shoes and all leather products." - Alberico & Anna Conte