Footwear and Footwear Fit Mark

What are the TÜV SÜD Footwear and Footwear Fit Marks?

The Footwear Mark indicates that your product has completed a comprehensive testing and factory inspection program to safeguard against hazardous chemicals whereas the Footwear Fit Mark ensures that the physical measurements of the shoe are in line with the standards of the relevant international shoe size systems.

Why are these footwear certification marks important?

TÜV SÜD's certification marks are valuable tools for distinguishing your products. Our Footwear Mark is a symbol of safety and trust that demonstrates your commitment to meeting international safety and environmental standards for footwear. You can also demonstrate the accuracy of your size labeling to established measurement systems with our Footwear Fit Mark.

What are the standards that the footwear is tested against?

For the Footwear Mark; the products are tested against CPSIA and most EU directives such as REACH. The test parameters also include most substances found on the Restricted Substance List (RSL) of major retailers. For the Footwear Fit Mark; the German AKA64/WMS grading system and the French or Continental grading system are used to determine the dimensions of the shoe to ensure a correct fit.

TÜV SÜD is a global leader in footwear and leather testing

TÜV SÜD is recognized and respected throughout the global retail industry. Our suite of services for footwear products and leather goods includes testing, pre-shipment inspection, auditing, product certification and system certification, as well as training and knowledge services. Our extensive network of laboratories across the globe features state-of-the-art testing equipment and technology for quality and performance testing.

Learn more about our comprehensive footwear testing services.

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