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.

Drapers Footwear Awards 2023 took place on Thursday 22 June at Grosvenor House London.

Why enter?

Drapers Footwear Awards 2023 were made up of 16 categories and the Lifetime Achievement Award was chosen by the Drapers team and announced on the night.

The industry had the opportunity to shout about their associates who form the foundation of their business by entering Team of the Year, encouraged the next generation of emerging talent with the Student Footwear Designer of the Year category, while Best Sustainable Initiative of the Year praised the positive steps businesses are taking.

Businesses entered 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.

Entries were free – and showcased the pride businesses have for their achievements by celebrating with us at the Drapers Footwear Awards, held at Grosvenor House London on 22 June 2023.