The Footwear Intel Center For FDRA Members

Shoe store sales rebound in the latest month

Following the August contraction, shoe store sales rebounded in the latest month, higher six of the last eight months. Year-to-date shoe store sales are modestly higher versus the same first nine months of 2017 and continue to suggest that full-year sales similarly may be headed modestly higher.

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.

FOOTWEAR DISTRIBUTORS & RETAILERS OF AMERICA

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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FOOTWEAR BY THE NUMBERS

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

333626

Total US Footwear Employment

7.35

Avg. Pairs Imported Per Person in 2017

25000000

Total Pairs Made in America in 2017

82

Total US Sales (in Billions) in 2017