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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

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Shoeconomy
Economics of industry sales data & shoe jobs

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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

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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
Development, material, production, retail innovation

Fight Footwear Fakes
Educating on IP issues & eradicating counterfeits

Domestic Manufacturing
Center for stats, reports, and producer stories

Material Exchange
Cut costs & increase speed-to-market

Footwear Testing Guide
Chemical & physical testing requirements by country

FOOTWEAR BY THE NUMBERS

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

~278,000

Total U.S. Footwear
Employment

7.3

Average Pairs Imported
Per Person in 2021

25 Million

Total Pairs Made in
America in 2021

$100.7 Billion

Total U.S. Personal Spending
on Footwear in 2021