The Global Footwear Awards 2021 announces Winners for GFA x Sneakers By Women

February 6, 2022

Global Footwear Awards announces Winners for GFA x SBW Up-and-Coming Female Sneaker Designers.

 The Global Footwear Awards and Sneakers By Women (SBW) just announced the winners of the  GFA x SBW Up-and-Coming-Female Sneaker Designers, celebrating the incredible female talents in streetwear and sneaker culture. With this special partnership with Sneakers By Women, we are able to connect our female talents with industry experts through GFA and SBW community.

One of SBW’s main goals is to educate and inspire the next generation of females entering the sneaker industry. To recognise and congratulate those women through GFA, as well as providing the tools they need to thrive through access to a roster of sneaker industry. Each applicants designs beautifully combined creativity with innovation, it was so hard pick my favourites”, said Julia Lebosse, founder of Sneakers by Women

GFA x SBW Up-And-Coming Female Sneakers Brand
The Prelude Brittney Perry – Perryco Shoes


Winning designers in this special category will receive mentorship support by footwear professionals through GFA and SBW community to help further their career, while benefiting from the GFA marketing campaigns, press releases, newsletters, interviews, and promotions

Julia truly is the voice of today’s generation, advocating for female footwear designers. We are so excited to partner with her and build together a global platform that provides exposure and support, and inspires many more female sneaker designers to come”, added GFA Director Siramol On-Sri.


GFA x SBW Up-And-Coming Female Sneakers Designer
Inspire Change Initiative by Gloria Rose Mackaya – University of the Arts London


Sneakers by Women (SBW) is an online platform/community that celebrates the unsung female heroes that work within the industry that define streetwear and sneaker culture. While shedding light on industry inequalities and problems women face. The main goal being to continue to grow a community of female and male allies who will collectively advocate for a more diverse sneaker industry! Through this inspiring and encouraging the next generation of women to thrive in the ever evolving sneaker world.

View other GFA 2021 Winners here

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