The winners of this year’s Drapers Footwear Awards

Although this year’s awards took a new digital format, the Draper’s annual celebration of the footwear sector still successfully highlighted some of the industry’s brightest stars.

In light of of the growing public health concerns around Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Footwear Awards for 2021 was broadcast directly into member’s homes rather than the usual celebration at Park Lane.

However, the event was still a fabulous way to recognise and celebrate  some of our industry’s most recognised and up and coming names.

Full List of this year’s winners:

Best Footwear Marketing Campaign

Winner: Auxiliary
Highly Commended: Timberland

Best Footwear Store Design

Winner: Timberland

Best New Brand

Winner: Good News

Best Sustainable Initiative of the Year

Winner: Kickers

Best Use of Social Media

Winner: Fairfax & Favour
Highly Commended: Duke & Dexter

Footwear Buyer of the Year

Winner: Lauren Sharrock, The Very Group

Footwear Designer of the Year

Winner: Veroni Deco, French Sole

Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year

Winner: Precious Soles

Kids Footwear Brand of the Year

Winner: Start-Rite Shoes

Men’s Footwear Brand of the Year

Winner: Barbour

Multiple Footwear Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Skechers

Winner: Pavers

Student Footwear Designer of the Year
Sponsored by Birkenstock

Winner: Brandon Haley, De Montfort University
Highly Commended: Finn Taberer, De Montfort University

Team of the Year

Winner: Browns
Highly Commended: Precious Soles

Women’s Footwear Brand of the Year

Winner: Skechers

Lifetime Achievement

Winner: Stephen Buck, founder and owner, Moda in Pelle