Global Footwear Awards 2021 announces its partnership with Shoe Girls Studio providing support to female designers to develop their business in fashion footwear.

July 28, 2021

Los Angeles, CA – Global Footwear Awards (GFA) is launching a special awards GFA x Shoe Girls Studio for Up-And-Coming Female Footwear Designers!

The Global Footwear Awards was first launched in May 2020, in which we experienced the lack of female representation in the footwear industry. With this special partnership with Shoe Girls Studio, we are able to connect our female talents with industry experts from Shoes Girls to help develop their footwear concept with support in design, development and production, including a more sustainable sourcing.

“Shoe Girls Studio has been very passionate about supporting women in the footwear industry and we’ve found common values in celebrating female footwear designers together. We’re grateful for their generosity to utilize their footwear expertise to help shape footwear businesses for women in different stages of the process.” GFA Director Siramol On-Sri

Winning designers will receive free consultation from Shoe Girls to help kick start their business, while being a part of GFA network of footwear professionals and benefiting from the GFA marketing campaigns, press releases, newsletters, interviews, and promotions.

“Shoe Girls Studio’s founding focus is to make space for women in a male-dominated industry. We provide a supportive design development process that lifts female-led footwear startups. We are excited to work with the winning designer to develop their vision further and bring their brand to life.” Mar Espanol, Shoe Girls Studio Co-Founder.


Credit: Shoetribe by Marlou Browaeys

Shoe Girls Studio is a New York-based creative footwear consultancy known for our high-touch and custom-fit collaborative approach to footwear and accessories design and development. With more than a decade of industry experience and a vast international network, Shoe Girls’ talented team of designers and product developers take a hands-on approach with clients, producing products that are both classic and innovative.

Please visit to submit your work for The 2nd Annual Global Footwear Awards!