We offer footwear testing, inspection, auditing, advisory, training, and quality assurance services, enabling retailers, manufacturers and importers to evaluate the essential properties of their footwear products across the supply chain.
Intertek has accredited labs strategically located where the action is, offering global reach with local solutions. We also have exclusive partnerships with global footwear organizations, including Vendor Compliance Federation (VCF) and Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) for safety footwear (including CE Mark certification).
Intertek's extensive test capabilities enable our clients to proactively evaluate their footwear at all stages of development and production. Testing the materials and components that make up the finished product, as well as evaluation of the complete shoe, results in reduced returns, improved quality, and enhanced customer loyalty and satisfaction, enhancing customer brands.
Intertek tests for restricted and hazardous substances, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. Intertek UK is also a certified body for assessment to the European Toy Safety Directive EN71 and the BERR.
Intertek offers the following footwear testing solutions:
- CPSIA Testing
- GB Testing
- Slip and flex cracking resistance
- Sole bond adhesion, seam, heel attachment strength
- Full range of colorfastness tests
- Hazardous substance testing – Chrome VI, formaldehyde, banned azo dyes, DMF, PCPs
- Component testing for zips, touch, close fasteners, and others
- Waterproof testing
- Full range of associated textile tests
- Whole shoe appraisal
- Wear trials
- Fit assessment
- Independent assessment of customer complaints
In addition to these footwear testing solutions, Intertek also offers a full suite of services for each and every chemical found in your product, including toxicity assessments, chemical certification and quality assurance solutions.
Intertek is also registered and approved by General Organization for Export and Import Control (GOIEC) to issue the Certificate of Inspection for exports of textiles, garments, carpets, footwear and bags, to ensure your products comply with new import regulations in Egypt.
Request more information to see how Intertek can help your organization with Footwear Testing.