The Footwear Industry Awards are back to honour the very best brands, retailers and individuals from across the vibrant footwear trade, and with 2021 marking the scheme’s tenth anniversary – it’s going to be better than ever!

Since its launch by Footwear Today publisher Datateam Business Media in 2012, the scheme has established itself as a key date on the industry calendar – providing a unique opportunity to reflect on the successes of the past 12 months and celebrate the incredible achievements of companies and professionals alike.

With the upcoming event serving as a landmark occasion for the Awards, there’s never been a better time to get involved – and entries are open now!


There is an array of expertly curated accolades up for grabs at this year’s Awards, honouring everything from unmistakable brands to incredible independent retailers and exceptional professionals – so you’re sure to find your opportunity to shine.

A comprehensive list of this year’s categories and criteria is available at

As always, we know how hard you all work on a day to day basis so we’ve made it easy to get the recognition you deserve. To be in with a chance of winning a prestigious Footwear Industry Award, all you need to do is head to the dedicated Awards website and make a submission using our simple online entry portal.

In the spirit of celebrating the collective successes of the industry, nominations are also highly encouraged – so if you know another company that is pushing the boundaries of innovation or reshaping the retail market, be sure to put them forward using the same online form.

The Footwear Industry Awards will be accepting entries and nominations until Friday 27 November (with the exception of Shop Front of the Year, which will remain open for entries until Monday 4 January).


The Footwear Industry Awards will reach its apex on Sunday 7 February 2021, as the deserving winners are revealed during a live presentation. The ceremony will be an unmissable celebration of every facet of this vibrant industry, so clear your calendars and make sure you can join us for the occasion.


If you’re looking for a way to show your brands commitment to the footwear industry and raise your profile among highly relevant and engaged professionals, then look no further than one of the Footwear Industry Awards’ bespoke sponsorship packages.

With the 2021 edition marking ten years of the Footwear Industry Awards, now is a great time to show your support for the industry’s very best and align yourself with excellence. There’s a range of options available to suit your business’ needs and budget so get in touch today to find out how you can be a part of this landmark occasion!

Contact Carl Hearnden on 01622 699 128 or at to find out more.

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