Celebrating the footwear industry
The footwear industry is renowned for its resilience, creativity and innovation.
From suppliers and manufacturers to brands and retailers, and the individuals who design shoes and serve customers, the sector has met and overcome the challenges of the evolving market and is a force to be reckoned with within the fashion retail industry.
Drapers is proud to celebrate the people, businesses, products and strategies that make this sector thrive. There are 15 categories to enter in Drapers Footwear Awards 2024. Shout about the colleagues who make your business tick by entering Team of the Year, or encourage the next generation of emerging talent with the Student Footwear Designer of the Year category, while Best Sustainable Initiative of the Year praises the positive steps businesses are taking in reducing the impact they have on the environment.
You can also enter your business for the categories that drive the footwear market, including Women’s Footwear Brand of the Year, Men’s Footwear Brand of the Year and Kids’ Footwear Brand of the Year.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be chosen by the Drapers team and announced on the night.
Entry is free – let everyone know the pride you have in your business by celebrating with us at the Drapers Footwear Awards at Grosvenor House London on 20 June 2024.
Being shortlisted or winning an award brings a host of opportunities.
Entering the Drapers Footwear Awards is a chance to demonstrate the pride you have in your business and your team. Taking part in the awards will increase awareness of your brand and gain PR exposure, alongside giving an opportunity to both make new contacts and celebrate with your peers. You will be the first to hear about the initiatives and strategies that make the industry tick.
On the night you will meet the very best of the footwear industry during an inspirational and fun evening which includes a three-course dinner, networking, entertainment and an after-show party.
It has been huge recognition for me and my brand. Thank you so much
creative director, Nicki Hoyne
Great evening to celebrate the footwear industry
head of pr, Schuh
Great event, fantastic feel to the room and wonderful setting
pr director, Steve Madden
Excellent event, very well organised. Host was brilliant, really funny
junior buyer, Marks & Spencer
The event was entirely worthwhile from a business and networking perspective, but also equally enjoyable as a standalone event
general manager, DSV
Great night, lots of achievement recognised, great host, great to network with other brands ecomm trading manager, Clarks
Lovely evening, organised well. Host was great and food was lovely. Was fun to see amazing brands win awards
digital operations manager, Kurt Geiger
Partnering with Drapers Footwear Awards gives you a unique opportunity to get your brand or business in front of the most successful footwear retailers in the industry.
There are numerous partnership opportunities across this multi-platform campaign to demonstrate your support and commitment to the footwear sector. Being a supporter of the event will not only align your brand with excellence and best practice but will also give you the opportunity to tell your story in an authentic and engaging way.
Please contact TJ Theivendran on +44 (0)20 3953 2646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your business objectives and find the right solution for you.