The Footwear Intel Center For FDRA Members

Great news! Sales fared well again in July

FDRA issues a number of market reports each month to its members, including on national shoe store sales and footwear prices. Overall retail sales and shoe store sales fared well again in the latest month.  In fact, shoe store sales rose the fastest in nearly five years to a seasonally-adjusted record of $3.18B in July.  Year-to-date shoe store sales now are higher versus the same first seven months of 2017 and continue to suggest that full-year sales similarly may be headed modestly higher, an improving prospect from earlier this year.

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.

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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