Footwear Testing Services
Intertek delivers footwear testing, inspection, auditing, advisory, training and quality assurance services with precision, enabling retailers, manufacturers and importers to evaluate the essential mechanical and physical properties of their footwear products across the supply chain.
Intertek's extensive footwear testing capabilities offer Total Quality Assurance to our customers, enabling proactive evaluation of footwear at all stages of development and production, to ensure consistent product quality and speed to market. Testing the materials and components that make up the finished product, as well as evaluation of the complete shoe, helps ensure safety compliance, reduce returns, improve quality and enhance customer loyalty and satisfaction. Our accredited footwear testing labs are strategically located in key footwear manufacturing regions, offering global reach with local solutions.
Our testing capabilities extend to all types of footwear, from athletic and children’s shoes to safety/PPE footwear and high-end designer shoes. Intertek is accredited to perform physical, mechanical and chemical tests, including testing for:
- Activewear Testing
- Chemical Smart Screening
- Restricted and hazardous substances – Chrome VI, formaldehyde, banned azo dyes, DMF, PCPs
- CPSIA compliance
- GB compliance (China)
- Slip and flex cracking resistance
- Sole bond adhesion, seam, heel attachment strength
- Components – zips, touch, close fasteners, and others
- Waterproof properties
- Whole shoe appraisal
- Fit assessment
- Auditing and Systems Certification
In addition to Footwear Testing, Intertek helps clients build, maintain, and protect their brands through advisory services that go above and beyond regulatory compliance, enabling them to power ahead safely.