Entry Categories

The Global Footwear Design of the Year Award and Emerging Footwear Design of the Year (student) recognize the efforts of talented Footwear designers for their innovation and excellence in design. Global Footwear Awards accepts submissions in the following categories :

PERFORMANCE

Sports footwear

    • Basketball
    • Football / American football
    • Outdoor
    • Running
    • Sprint Spike
    • Tennis
    • Training
    • Other enhanced performance innovation
    • Material Innovation Footwear

Specific sports

    • Barefoot Running Shoes
    • Boxing Shoes
    • Caulk boots
    • Climbing Shoes
    • Diving fins
    • Equestrian boots
    • Golf
    • Hiking Shoes
    • Indoor Soccer Shoes
    • Jumping stilts
    • Kungfu Shoes
    • Motorcycle boots
    • Mountaineering boots
    • Racing boots
    • Rollerblades / Heels
    • Sailing boots
    • Skateboard Shoes
    • Ski boots
    • Snow boots
    • Snowboard boots
    • Trail running
    • Waders
    • Water Shoes
    • Weightlift Shoes / Wrestling
    • Wetsuit boots

Workwear

    • Astronaut boots
    • Combat boots
    • Drysuit boots
    • Gumboots (for work)
    • Heavy-duty workwear boots
    • Jackboots
    • Jump boots
    • Rain boots / Wellington Boots
    • Safety boots ie firefighter
    • Steel toe boots
    • Tanker boots

Art

    • Ballet Shoes
    • Ghillies Irish dance Shoes
    • Pointe (Ballet)
    • Roller skate
    • Tap Shoes
    • Yoga/floor workout Shoes

Medical

    • Foot massage Shoes/sock lining
    • Medical Shoes (slip-on nursing)
    • Orthopedic
    • Therapeutic Shoes

FASHION

Unisex

    • Cowboy boots
    • Laced boots
    • Mukluks boots
    • Ugg boots
    • Valenki boots
    • Flip Flop
    • Slides

Women’s Dress

    • Ankle boots
    • Brogues
    • Chelsea boots
    • Derby / Oxford Shoes (Leather)
    • Derby / Oxford Shoes (Non-Leather)
    • Calf boots
    • Open toe high heels
    • Pump / Stiletto heels
    • Thigh-high boots
    • Wedges

Men’s Dress

    • Ankle boots
    • Brogues
    • Chukka boots
    • Derby / Oxford Shoes (Leather)
    • Derby / Oxford Shoes (Non-Leather)
    • Monk Shoes

Women’s Casual

    • Ballerina slip ons
    • Canvas Shoes
    • Flip Flops
    • Gladiator sandals
    • Mules
    • Sandals flats
    • Sandals high heels
    • Slingback

Men’s Casual

    • Canvas Shoes
    • Flip Flops
    • Leather Sandals
    • Loafers
    • Non Leather Sandals

Fashion Sneakers

    • Canvas Shoes
    • Canvas Sneakers
    • Designer sneakers
    • Fashion collaboration sneakers
    • Leather sneakers
    • LED light sneakers
    • Slip-on sneakers
    • Sports inspired sneakers ie High top basketball sneakers
    • Vulcanized Sneakers
    • Other Fashion Innovation Footwear

KIDS

Unisex

    • Adjustable Shoes that grow with the kids
    • Easiest slip on Shoes for kids
    • Shoes to improve kids learning development

Age

    • New Born
    • 2-4 years old
    • 5-10 years old

SUSTAINABILITY

Ethical Workforce

    • Fair wage footwear business
    • Supporting local communities footwear business

Materials Sourcing

    • Utilize more than 60% recycle materials
    • Utilize 70% recycle materials
    • Biodegradable materials
    • Bio-fabricated materials

Ethical Manufacturing

    • Closed-loop manufacturing
    • Sustainable manufacturing process

SPECIAL AWARDS

Collaboration

    • Fashion
    • Kids
    • Sports

3D Print Technology

    • Fashion
    • Kids
    • Sports

Footwear Ad campaign

    • Fashion
    • Sports
    • Kids

Footwear Retail space

    • Fashion
    • Sports
    • Kids

 

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