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Footwear Testing

Assure footwear quality, safety and performance

What Is Footwear Testing?

Footwear testing is a suite of tests that provide quality control and assurance of footwear to chemical, quality, safety and performance requirements. Footwear for men, women & children of all material types including leather and synthetics can be tested to these standards. Examples of tests include insole stitch tear resistance, outsole tensile strength, sole bond peeling strength and more.

Why is Footwear Testing Important for my Business?

Businesses that engage in footwear testing assure end users that their product is compliant with quality, regulatory and safety standards. Providing such assurance is vital to maintaining a quality product offering and strong brand reputation.

Without footwear testing businesses are exposed to potential quality and safety concerns and may not be able to reach certain target markets.

Why Choose TÜV SÜD America for Footwear Testing?

TÜV SÜD America's extensive network of laboratories across the globe features state-of-the-art footwear testing equipment and technology for quality and performance testing. Some of our tests include:

For those needing CE marking or other product certification, we can certify to nearly any local or international standard and can support you throughout your entire product development lifecycle.

We can also fully assist companies interested in adding 3D manufacturing in footwear capabilities to their production portfolio.

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Footwear testing

Summary of the key regulations regarding the use of chemicals in footwear products.

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GEOX Case Study
Case Study

Geox Group

The TÜV SÜD footwear mark, which verifies compliance with applicable chemical safety requirements as well as other chemical safety considerations.

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Safety Gauge 2017: Footwear

Safety Gauge 2017: Footwear Segment report

Find out where businesses and consumers stand

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Consumer Products and Retail Essentials

Consumer Products & Retail E-ssentials

Consumer trust is key when you manufacture or retail products that are part of everyone’s daily life

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