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ASSOCIATIONS

Fashion Footwear Association of New York
1414 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 203
New York, NY 10019
(212) 751-6422
e-mail: info@ffany.org
Web site: http://www.ffany.org
This nonprofit organization serves the footwear industry by organizing footwear trade shows, which bring together people and companies to improve the footwear industry. They also sponsor charitable events and have implemented scholarship programs.

Footwear Industries of America
1420 K Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 789-1420
e-mail: info@fia.org
Web site: http://www.fia.org
The Footwear Industries of America exists to help various companies in the footwear industry by promoting better quality shoes, customer service, and safety. They make available statistical, marketing, and fashion publications related to the footwear industry.

Pedorthic Footwear Association
7150 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite G
Columbia, MD 21046
(410) 381-7278
Web site: http://www.pedorthics.org
The Pedorthic Footwear Association is an organization that represents those involved in the orthopedic footwear industry. It holds events, conferences, and workshops to teach its members more about pedorthics.

WEB SITES

Shoe Info Net
http://www.shoeinfonet.com
This site houses a wealth of information about upcoming shoe industry events and news. It also includes contact information for many organizations, businesses, and people in the shoe industry.

Shoe Service Industry Network
http://www.shoeservice.net
This site serves as a forum for shoe service workers to interact. The site contains information on manufacturers, shoe repair shops, and links for other related Web sites.

Shoe SMARTS
http://www.shoesmarts.com
This Web site, run by the Shoe Service Institute of America, houses a wealth of information for the consumer to learn more about buying, repairing, and maintaining shoes. It also includes tips on choosing a well-fitting pair of shoes and finding a shoe repairer in your area.

BOOKS

Lawlor, Laurie. Where Will This Shoe Take You? A Walk Through the History of Footwear. New York: Walker & Company, 1996.
This book takes the reader on a journey to learn about the different types of, styles of, and uses for footwear through the years.

Rossi, William A., ed. The Complete Footwear Dictionary. Melbourne, FL: Krieger Publishing Company, 2000.
This dictionary covers the terms used in the footwear industry. It includes information on materials, fashion, and manufacturing.

Salaman, R.A, Dictionary of Leatherwork. New York: Saint Martin's Press, 1999.
This book is a resource to those who work with leather and those who enjoy leatherworking as a hobby. Important terms are explained in this book.

Sterlacci, Francesca. Leather Apparel Design. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers, 1997.
If you are interesting in building clothing from leather, this book will help you learn what you need to know to get started. Basics, such as designing, tanning, and handling leather, are included.

PERIODICALS

American Shoemaking
Shoe Trades Publishing Company
61 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02174
(617) 648-8160
Web site: http://www.shoetrades.com
This bimonthly magazine focuses on educating the reader about current footwear manufacturing news and information. It also contains details about events and conventions for the footwear industry.

Footwear News
7 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 630-4000
Web site: http://www.footwearnews.com
Footwear News is a weekly magazine that focuses on the footwear industry. Information about manufacturers and current trends are included in each issue.

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