FDRA Membership Insight—Service Providers

FDRA Can Help You Connect With Brands and Gives You Vital Intel

Thank for for considering membership with FDRA. We have several dozen companies who provide critical services to our industry, and welcome you to join. FDRA is the footwear industry’s trade and business association. We represent over 80% of the entire U.S. footwear industry. View our full member list.  


We help service providers connect with the industry, and help them understand industry issues so they can better service their clients…Here are some examples:

1. Business Information and Intelligence

Weekly updates, quick-to-read newsletters with deeper dive options, our podcast, and working groups give you important data, analysis, and insights on issues and trends. Newsletters include:

FDRA hosts the footwear industry’s popular podcast Shoe-In Show, a free radio program with guest interviews covering important topics, insights, best practices, and trends — join 1,000 industry executives and professionals listening in each week from your phone or desktop.

2. Networking and Training

FDRA holds over 30 events worldwide each year — webinars, workshops, summits, and seminars covering a range of footwear topics and issues. Our events feature industry leader and expert insight focusing on unpacking challenges and actionable takeaways, as well as networking time to connect with peers across the industry. Events include: FTDCFootwear Executive SummitFootwear Sourcing Summit

These events all feature major brands and retailers looking for solutions – and the relationships formed out of our events are why we continue to have service providers join FDRA and remain members for many years.

If you have questions about FDRA membership benefits
and annual dues, please contact Andy Polk