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 the challenges of the evolving market and changing consumer habits, the Covid-19.

Drapers is proud to celebrate the people, businesses, products and strategies that make up this incredible sector.

Why enter?

There are 15 categories to enter in Drapers Footwear Awards 2023. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be chosen by the Drapers team and announced on the night.

Shout about your associates who form the foundation of your business by entering Team of the Year, 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.

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 Kid’s Footwear Brand of the Year.

Entry is free – let everyone know the pride you have in your business by celebrating with us at the Drapers Footwear Awards, held at Grosvenor House London on 22 June 2023.

Key dates


10 February 2023 Drapers Footwear Awards entry deadline
22 June 2023 Drapers Footwear Awards ceremony

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