The Footwear Intel Center For FDRA Members


Representing over 80% of the entire footwear industry, FDRA is the industry’s business and trade association, providing innovative products, training and consulting. It’s 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.

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

Everything you need to know about importing footwear from duty rates to rules and regulations.

Search footwear chemical and physical testing requirements by country.

Post vacancies or look for a footwear job.

See the industry’s stats and footprint across America.

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


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


Total US Footwear Employment


Avg. Pairs Imported Per Person in 2016


Total Pairs Made in America in 2016


Total US Sales (in Billions) in 2016

Footwear Marketplace in Focus

Footwear Prices at Retail Increase in July

FDRA’s latest report shows men’s and women’s footwear prices rose a year-over-year 0.6% and 1.6% respectively in July, while boys’ and girls’ footwear prices sank, off -0.1%. The modest changes in July peg year-to-date total footwear prices also modestly higher, up just 0.4%, with similar gains across the different target markets. This latest reading supports our long-held view that retail footwear prices were likely to eke out only a tepid increase this year, in spite of shoe stores now having to pay near-record average hourly wages to attract and retain workers.

FDRA members can access all of FDRA retail reports in its Intel Center.  Not a member? Maybe its time to join!