QC Tailored for the Footwear Industry
Footwear is a highly diverse category, with thousands of models that use a wide range of materials, and require a number of different production processes. This makes footwear testing and quality assurance a highly demanding and specialized process.
QIMA's footwear expertise will help your brand ensure the quality and safety of every type of footwear, including fashion and formal shoes, athletic footwear, specialized and professional footwear, and children's shoes.
Footwear Testing Expertise
QIMA's footwear testing protocol includes the following physical and mechanical tests:
Sole bonding, seat piece, and sockliner adhesion
Heel and outsole flexibility
Heel attachment strength (high heels)
Pull tests for components and accessories
Colorfastness check (Rub test)
Fasteners fatigue and zip quality test
Size fitting test
Barcode scanning test
Mold contamination prevention
Metal contamination prevention
Adhesive check (logos, printings, markings fastness)
Burn test (for 100% cotton garment)
Footwear Lab Testing Expertise
QIMA laboratory tests ensure that your footwear meets consumer safety standards and regulatory requirements of your destination market. QIMA's laboratories offer the following tests:
Banned azo colorants
Colorfastness check (CF to light, ozone, burnt gas fumes, phenolic yellowing perspiration, water, bleach)
North America chemical testing
Sole wearing resistance
Sole abrasion testing
Antibacterial and antimicrobial testing
Chromium (VI) testing
Pentachlorophenol (PCP) testing
Stitching reinforcement strength
Shoe lace strength and durability
Certifications for the Footwear Industry
QIMA offers certification for a wide range of footwear, which allow you to demonstrate to your consumers that your products have super quality, and have been manufactured with adherence to good chemical management practices and sustainable sourcing principles:
The QIMA benefits
Independent quality control performed by product experts to protect your business interests.
Global coverage across 100 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America.
Speed and flexibility with an inspector onsite within 48 hours; modify or cancel up to the day before inspection.
Same-day inspection reports tailored for your product.
Online program management book inspections, make payments and download detailed reports.
Custom quality dashboard to identify trends and make informed decisions in real-time.
The Importance of Footwear Testing
Footwear Testing Standards
Footwear Testing Process:
7 Testing Methods
6 Common Quality Defects in Shoes
Footwear Testing Sample Report