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The Footwear Intel Center For FDRA Members

Weekly Member Check-In Call // Tuesdays 2pm EST

FOOTWEAR DISTRIBUTORS & RETAILERS OF AMERICA

We are the shoe business and trade association, representing over 95% of the entire footwear industry, including the majority of U.S. footwear manufacturers, brands, retailers, and importers to global footwear companies. FDRA provides its members with innovative products, training, and consulting, and advocates for lower costs for consumers, allowing our members to sell more shoes and create jobs.

SHOE SUSTAINABILITY
Educating, empowering and activating the industry in sustainability

SHOE-IN SHOW
Podcast featuring exec and experts on current business trends

FOOTWEAR INNOVATION
Design, development, materials, production and retail footwear innovation

FOOTWEAR CUSTOMS CENTER
Everything on importing from duty rates to regulations

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FASHION FOOTWEAR ASSOCIATION OF NY
Serving the vibrant, global footwear industry in NYC

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
Driving key diversity initiatives in the industry

FOOTWEAR TESTING GUIDE
Search footwear chemical and physical testing requirements by country

FIGHT FOOTWEAR FAKES
Educating on shoe IP issues and eradicating counterfeits

KICKS OVER COFFEE
Casual caffeinated chats with industry experts on hot topics

FOOTWEAR SOURCING & COMPLIANCE CENTER
Data, costs, compliance training, trends

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

DOMESTIC FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURING CENTER
Stats, reports, and producer stories

MATERIAL EXCHANGE
Helping brands and suppliers cut costs and increase speed-to-market

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BLACK FOOTWEAR FORUM
Opportunities, education, and awareness for black people in the Footwear Industry

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FOOWEAR INDUSTRY DIRECTORY
Centralized information hub for the community

FOOTWEAR BY THE NUMBERS

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

171,000

Total U.S. Footwear
Employment

7.3

Average Pairs Imported
Per Person in 2021

25 Million

Total Pairs Made in
America in 2020

$100.7 Billion

Total U.S. Personal Spending
on Footwear in 2021