FDRA was the first and remains the only trade organization focused solely on the footwear industry.
Founded in 1944, FDRA represents the entire footwear industry from small family owned footwear businesses to global footwear companies. It also serves the full supply chain of the footwear industry from research, design and development, to manufacturing and distribution, to retailers selling to global consumers.
In all, FDRA supports over 130 companies and 250 brands, or 80% of total U.S. footwear sales, making it the largest and most respected American footwear trade association. Click here to view a list of FDRA members.
In the 70-plus year history of the association, FDRA has supported the footwear industry as its business intelligence hub and voice in Washington, DC and around the globe.
FDRA provides its members with information on retail and consumer trends, sourcing and compliance, product safety, intellectual property, customs, and many other issues to help boost companies’ business. Situated between the White House and the U.S. Capitol, FDRA also advocates for fair taxation and commonsense regulations governing our industry.