The Footwear Intel Center For FDRA Members

FDRA Celebrates Black History Month!
Check out this recent article and a Shoe-In Show podcast series

African American Footwear Series: Shoe-In Show podcast episodes with D’Wayne Edwards of PENSOLE Design Academy and Geoff Green of Foot Locker:
#143 (Diversity Download with D’Wayne Edwards Pt 1)
#144 (Diversity Download with D’Wayne Edwards Pt 2)
#145 (Driving Diversity with Geoff Green)


Representing over 80% 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.

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.

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.

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

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

Post vacancies or look for a footwear job.

See the industry’s stats and footprint across America.


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


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