About the Global Footwear Awards™


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.

Farmani Group founded The Global Footwear Awards, GFA to recognize the efforts of talented footwear designers from around the world and to celebrate their exceptional creations at a global scale.

The Farmani Group, established in 1985, is responsible for many successful awards program around the globe. Farmani Group organizes the International Design Awards (IDA), Architecture Masterprize, DNA Paris Design Awards, London International Creative Awards, Prix de la Photographie in Paris, and the Annual Lucie Awards for Photography, which has emerged as one of the world’s most prestigious awards.