• Shoe Sustainability Summit 2022

    Wednesday, September 28
    Castaway Portland
    1900 NW 18th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

    Too many sustainability events talk about challenges without offering real solutions. We are not here to add more hot air—but to reduce it. The NO B.S. Shoe Sustainability Summit in Portland on September 28 has no sales pitches. No speeches about long-term goals. We won't "green-waste" your time or money on B.S.


    Click below to see all the topics we will cover featuring scientists, engineers and experts. This is the one event in 2022 you cannot miss if you design, develop, manage materials, or source shoes.

    Summit attendees get access to our Brews, Shoes & BBQ Networking and Charity Event immediately following the Summit, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Castaway.

  • Hot Topics at this Summit

    The 2022 Shoe Sustainability Summit will bring you expert information from scientists, engineers, and leading thinkers to help you increase your sustainable wisdom and sharpen your ability to execute. This Summit focuses on solutions, new ideas, and case studies on:

    • the latest trends with sustainable upper materials
    • midsole/outsole science
    • actual traceability
    • soil science
    • construction and production 2.0
    • recycling and circularity case studies


    Seating is limited. Reserve your spot now
    **FDRA members, act now for super savings – $100 off your registration for a limited time!**

    Contact us for discounted group rates (4+ attendees, FDRA Members Only)

  • Don't miss our Brews, Shoes & BBQ Networking and Charity Event

    Begins at the close of the Summit
    Wednesday, September 28
    5:30 – 7:30 pm at Castaway Portland, OR

    All Summit attendees get access to this chill end-of-summer BBQ networking event at the close of the Summit, where you can connect with friends from the west coast footwear community over brews and BBQ.

    ALL attendee proceeds benefit:


    Connect, have fun, support charity and learn something new!

  • Thanks to our 2022 Summit Sponsors


    Contact FDRA to inquire about sponsorship opportunities to reach 300+ footwear professionals and executives.