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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

Footwear Industry
Events Calendar

Shared industry show dates and associations


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Driving key diversity initiatives in the industry

Footwear Customs Center

Everything on importing from duty rates to regulations


Fashion Footwear Association of NY

Serving the vibrant, global footwear industry in NYC

Footwear Innovation

Development, material, production, retail innovation


Black Footwear Forum

Opportunities & awareness for black people in footwear

Kicks Over Coffee

Casual caffeinated chats with experts on hot topics

Footwear Sourcing & Compliance Center

Data, costs, compliance training, trends


Economics of the industry from sales data to shoe jobs

Fight Footwear Fakes

Educating on IP issues & eradicating counterfeits

Domestic Manufacturing Center

Stats, reports, and producer stories

Material Exchange

Cut costs & increase speed-to-market

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 2021

25 Million

Total Pairs Made in
America in 2021

$100.7 Billion

Total U.S. Personal Spending
on Footwear in 2021