The Footwear Intel Center For FDRA Members

Store sales sag, full-year sales headed higher

Following July’s outlier surge to a record, shoe store sales retreated again in August, lower eleven of the last 16 months. Even so, year-to-date shoe store sales still are higher versus the same first 8 months of 2017 and continue to suggest that full-year sales similarly may be headed modestly higher. FDRA issues a number of market reports each month to its members, including on national shoe store sales and footwear prices.

Take a look at our latest Shoeconomy update where we discuss these trends and issues impacting the economics of the shoe industry. If you have questions, please let us know.


Representing over 80% of the entire footwear industry, FDRA is the industry’s business and trade association, providing innovative products, training and consulting. It’s members include the majority of U.S. footwear manufacturers, brands, retailers and importers to global footwear companies. What FDRA does is simple: It advocates for lower costs for consumers, allowing its members to sell more shoes and create jobs.

An online platform helping brands and suppliers cut development costs and increase speed-to-market.

The news hub for all things footwear innovation related to design, development, materials, production and retail.

Everything you need to know about importing footwear from duty rates to rules and regulations.

Access footwear sourcing data, material costs, compliance training and trends.

Find domestic manufacturing stats, view reports and hear domestic producers stories.

Search footwear chemical and physical testing requirements by country.

Post vacancies or look for a footwear job.

See the industry’s stats and footprint across America.

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A closer look at footwear consumption and production throughout the United States


Total US Footwear Employment


Avg. Pairs Imported Per Person in 2017


Total Pairs Made in America in 2017


Total US Sales (in Billions) in 2017