certification mark

Certification mark ski boots (GRIP WALK)

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Certification mark ski boots (GRIP WALK)



The certification mark applies to ski boots of types that range between a conventional ski boot and touring ski boot in terms of walkability and comfort. Ski boots with the “GRIP WALK” technology (also known as “walk soles”) may only be used with appropriate, compatible ski bindings (likewise with “GRIP WALK” technology) or touring ski bindings.

Basis of certification:

The certification mark is awarded within the framework of voluntary testing and certification. The test programme developed by TÜV SÜD Product Service for ski-boot testing is based on the ISO 9523 standard. The international standard defines the measurements and properties of the interface with the ski bindings and the requirements, testing and labelling of ski boots. Testing of ski bindings is based on the ISO 9462 standard. This international standard applies to alpine ski bindings for children, young people and adults and defines the key safety requirements for ski bindings.

Key words of the certification mark:

  • Shoes
    The certification mark is awarded to shoes certified by TÜV SÜD (see scope).
  • Production monitored

    Periodic surveillance and/or monitoring of the manufacture of a product constitutes the basic premise for certification that includes the award of a certification mark. Certification always requires product testing and regular factory inspections.

    As a third-party expert organisation, TÜV SÜD Product Service verifies that the manufacturer is able to maintain consistent quality in line with the requirements throughout high-volume production and has established the necessary quality system, including incoming goods inspections, lists of materials and final product testing.

    In addition, calibration of the necessary measuring and monitoring equipment must be ensured. Surveillance and/or monitoring covers the testing of safety-critical components and other materials used. If unauthorised changes are made to the product, the certificate will become invalid (withdrawn) and the TÜV SÜD certification mark may no longer be used.

  • Fit tested

    TÜV SÜD Product Service tests the shoe lasts that form the basis of shoe manufacturing for various criteria, including length and heel width. Subsequently, the interior dimensions of the prototype shoes manufactured on the basis of the lasts are verified.

  • Regular product suveillance

    At regular intervals certified products will be bought in the market to perform spot checks and verify that the product is still meeting the requirements defined on the certification mark.

  • Tested for harmful substances

    For the statement "Tested for harmful substances", TÜV SÜD tested the product for hazardous substances. The test is based on legal requirements, specific national requirements and own specifications.

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