• Domestic Footwear Center

    A Walk in Our Shoes

    The Domestic Footwear Center, powered by the footwear industry's business and trade association, FDRA, is here to help educate and connect U.S. footwear producers, as well as inform the American public and policymakers about the dynamics of the U.S. footwear industry.

  • Stats & Data

    Source: US Government Data, FDRA Research and Surveys

    25 Million

    Pairs of shoes produced in America in 2023


    Footwear Factories in the USA

    $112.7 Billion

    Annual U.S. Consumer Spending on Footwear in 2023


    Total Footwear Workers Across America


    Total U.S. Footwear Factory Workers


    of U.S. footwear factories have less than 10 workers

    please contact FDRA with questions on this data

  • Factory Stories

    Explore innovations reshaping footwear manufacturing through compelling stories of domestic production from companies that believe in domestic production.

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    CEO of Lee & Barrett on Hand-Crafted American Shoes:

    There’s a quiet shoe making revolution taking place in NYC and its lead revolutionary, Brandon Cohn. Brandon, CEO of Lee & Barrett, joins Shoe-In to share Lee & Barrett dynamic story and explain why he sees the dawn of a new footwear Americana. Listen to our discussion on how made in America means greater speed and style.

  • Resources

    It's easy to get educated and involved!

    Footwear Reports

    FDRA produces key industry data and reports to help companies

    Visit FDRA.org for retail and industry trends and reports. We also encourage you to listen to Shoe-In Show for industry insights. If you have a question about domestic production or are looking for specific data, please contact us.

    Training and Education

    There are a number of workshops, webinars, and events you can attend

    From workshops on materials, design, and development innovation to webinars on products and services to the industry – FDRA provides a wide arrange of educational and networking programs for those looking to continue their footwear education. Learn more here.

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    Founded in 1944, the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (“FDRA”) is governed and directed by footwear executives and is the only trade organization focused solely on the footwear industry. FDRA members range from small family-owned footwear businesses to multinational footwear companies. Members include the majority of U.S. footwear manufacturers, brands, retailers and importers. In all, FDRA supports nearly 500 companies and brands worldwide, representing 95% of total U.S. footwear sales, making it by far the largest and most respected American footwear trade and business association. Learn more about how FDRA supports the industry.