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What We Do

FDRA boosts the bottom lines of its members through innovative products, training, consulting, and advocacy on all things footwear

FDRA brings clarity and insights that enhance decision making, efficiency, and productivity for footwear professionals.  We develop essential products and find innovative solutions to boost the bottom line for our members across the industry — from footwear design to retail.  We fight to support footwear jobs and shoe consumers in Washington, DC and around the globe — FDRA is the only footwear association working to eliminate ALL footwear duties.  Find our key areas of focus and topics below. If you are considering membership, please contact us.

How FDRA accomplishes its mission


FDRA is the footwear industry’s business intelligence hub providing data, analysis, and insights on key issues impacting the entire footwear industry from design and sourcing to retail and fashion.



FDRA is the footwear industry’s thought leader finding innovative solutions to challenges impacting the footwear industry, from sourcing to product safety regulations and beyond.



FDRA is the footwear industry’s voice on government policy pushing for the elimination of global footwear barriers and tariffs that drive up costs for companies and consumers.



FDRA is the footwear industry’s leading educator hosting a variety of events from webinars to major summits to Shoe-In Show, focusing on industry challenges, best practices, and common solutions.


FDRA focuses on these key footwear issues

Retail Data and
Consumer Trends

Customs Rulings and
Import Laws

Design and

IP and
Brand Protection

Sourcing and
Factory Compliance

Supply Chain

Product Safety

Free Trade and
Tariff Elimination