The Global footwear award recognizes the efforts of talented footwear designers around the world and aims to celebrate their exceptional creations at a global scale, while honoring sustainable practices that will inspire the industry as a whole.

The Global Footwear Awards honors the best in the industry, addressing creativity, innovation, sustainability and social impact. GFA provides the highest recognition to footwear designers on all levels, from emerging designers to businesses and corporations. The award offers global visibility to designers, providing greater opportunities in the footwear business and beyond. GFA also provides an international platform, generating a network of leading professionals in the support of moving the industry forward. Furthermore, GFA honors strategic thinking and innovative solutions to sustainability and social impact, from design to manufacturing and beyond.

GFA assembled an esteemed jury panel that consists of leading industry professionals whose talents and contributions to the footwear community are aspirational. Collectively, they shortlist and reward project entries across many design categories.


The Global Footwear Awards is a program under the 3C Awards, a leading organization curating and promoting design across the globe. The company represents today’s diversity and innovation in Design, each program is a symbol of design excellence around the world, showcasing Professional and Emerging designers’ work to over 100 expert jury members.

Developed by Hossein Farmani and Astrid Hébert,3C Awards is part of a larger organization 3C GROUP based in Switzerland and specialized in Awards, Marketing, Media, and Events. 3C Group is a sister company to Farmani Group, founded by Hossein Farmani. Farmani Group is a leading organization curating and promoting photography, design, and architecture across the globe since 1985.

3C awards is part of Three C Group GmbH, a Swiss-registered company based in Grabenstrasse 15a, 6340 Baar, Switzerland.

More information is available on: www.3Cawards.com