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The Footwear Intel Center For FDRA Members

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View news clips with FDRA on footwear industry issues.
Listen to FDRA discussing industry reaction to the trade war with China on NPR.

FOOTWEAR DISTRIBUTORS & RETAILERS OF AMERICA

Representing over 90% of the entire footwear industry, FDRA is the industry’s business and trade association, providing innovative products, training and consulting. Its 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.

A site to educate, empower and activate the footwear industry in all things shoe sustainability

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

News hub for 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.

A video channel featuring casual caffeinated chats between FDRA and industry experts on footwear hot topics.

Search footwear chemical and physical testing requirements by country.

The footwear industry’s weekly podcast featuring executives and experts on current business trends.

A site to educate on shoe intellectual property issues and eradicate counterfeit footwear.

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

Opportunities, education, and awareness for African Americans in the Footwear Industry and Community.

The economics of the footwear industry from sales data to shoe jobs.

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

FOOTWEAR BY THE NUMBERS

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

127,000

Total U.S. Footwear
Employment

8

Average Pairs Imported
Per Person in 2019

25 Million

Total Pairs Made in
America in 2019

$86 Billion

Total U.S. Personal Spending
on Footwear in 2019