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The Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America is 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, activating for sustainability

Shoe-In Show
Experts on current business trends podcast

Industry Events Calendar
Shared industry show dates and associations

Footwear Customs Center
Everything on importing from duty rates to regulations


Fashion Footwear Association of NY
Serving the vibrant, global footwear industry in NYC


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Driving key diversity initiatives in the industry


Black Footwear Forum
Opportunities & awareness for black people in footwear

Kicks Over Coffee
Casual caffeinated chats with experts on hot topics

Sourcing & Compliance
Center for data, costs, compliance training, trends


Footwear Innovation
The footwear industry’s think tank

Fight Footwear Fakes
Educating on IP issues & eradicating counterfeits

Congressional Sneaker Caucus
A bipartisan movement over the love of shoes

Charitable Giving
The footwear industry making an impact in the community

Domestic Manufacturing
Center for stats, reports, and producer stories

Footwear Testing Guide
Chemical & physical testing requirements by country


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


Total U.S. Footwear


Average Pairs Imported
Per Person in 2022

25 Million

Total Pairs Made in
America in 2022

$104.6 Billion

Total U.S. Personal Spending
on Footwear in 2022