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FDRA adds industry leaders to its board as it grows, now representing 95% of the footwear industry

FDRA has added a new slate of top footwear executives to its board of directors as part of its assumption of, and effort to reinvigorate, the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY). The new members were approved at today’s virtual board meeting, ensuring the industry is well represented across product segments and retail channels by the footwear industry’s association, FDRA.

“Congratulations to these new members of the board who will help guide FDRA through continued transformation. FDRA is now more vital than ever after taking over FFANY, New York market weeks and as it continues to provide companies with key business data and intelligence,” said FDRA Chairman Mike Jeppesen, President, Global Operations Group at Wolverine Worldwide. “These new board members will enhance our mission in support of our efforts to remake market weeks and work more closely together across categories and channels, reinvigorating the industry in 2021 and beyond.” Read full press release here.

New Board Members



Representing over 95% 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.

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News hub for footwear innovation related to design, development, materials, production and retail.

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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.

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

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

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


Total U.S. Footwear


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