The National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA) is a non-profit organization representing independent shoe store owners throughout the United States and Canada.

NSRA held its first meeting on January 23, 1912 at the Hotel Astor in New York City with 63 members present. Its main office was in the city of Wilmington, Delaware. Now, with a century of experience, the association continues to serve as the independent retailer’s resource and advocate, representing the independent shoe retailing community among manufacturers, suppliers and the broader footwear industry.

NSRA does everything with its members in mind. We offer our members the financial and educational resources they need to stay at the top of their game in the ever-changing world of small business.

In 2013, The National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA) and the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) established a strategic partnership designed to enhance the voice of independent footwear retailers in Washington, D.C. As part of the partnership, FDRA has become the main advocacy arm for NSRA members and the more than 8,000 independent footwear retailers nationwide.