About FDRA

FDRA is the footwear industry’s business and trade association

Founded in 1944, FDRA is governed and directed by footwear executives and is the only trade organization focused solely on the footwear industry. It serves the full footwear supply chain and boosts the bottom lines of its members through innovative products, training and consulting on footwear design and development, sourcing and compliance, trade and customs, advocacy, and consumer and sales trend analysis for retailers selling shoes around the world. FDRA also runs the footwear industry’s weekly podcast Shoe-In Show featuring leading footwear executives and experts discussing key business trends.

 

FDRA members range from small family-owned footwear businesses to multi-national footwear companies. Members include the majority of U.S. footwear manufacturers, brands, retailers and importers. In all, FDRA supports over 130 companies and 250 brands worldwide, representing 80% of total U.S. footwear sales, making it by far the largest and most respected American footwear trade and business association. Click here to view a list of FDRA members.

“FDRA’s mission is to support the footwear industry as its business intelligence hub on a range of issues, and be its voice and advocate in Washington, DC and around the globe on government regulations, trade and tax policy. Join us.

– Ed Rosenfeld, FDRA Chairman and

CEO of Steve Madden

Why is over 80% of the footwear industry FDRA members? Because we boost their business.

FDRA Leadership Team

Ed Rosenfeld

FDRA Chairman

Chairman & CEO

Steve Madden, Ltd.

Mike Jeppesen

FDRA Vice Chairman

President, Global Operations, Wolverine Worldwide

Cliff Sifford

FDRA Treasurer

President & CEO

Shoe Carnival

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Rick Muskat

FDRA Ex Officio Chairman

Principal

Deer Stags Concepts

Andy

Gilbert

Chairman

Membership Outreach

Genesco

Jennifer Bendall

Chairman

Government Relations

NIKE

Kellie

Davies

Chairman

Sourcing & Compliance

Target

Josue

Solano

Chairman

Product Safety

BBC International

Oliver

Ng

Chairman

Asia Outreach

Ever Rite Factory Group

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Matt

Priest

President & CEO

FDRA

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