Footwear Testing

Footwear Testing

Improve product quality and reduce customer complaints, non-compliance and recalls

Your challenge

As a footwear retailer or brand, protecting your brand equity and reputation whilst validating product quality, performance characteristics and durability are prime concerns. In addition, navigating the increasing trend towards customisation and the adoption of smart technologies, such as 3D printing, is increasingly becoming a real challenge for many businesses.

How we support you

We are experts in the testing of shoes made of leather, plastics, synthetic leather and other materials – including products for men, women and children. 

Our experienced professionals develop appropriate testing concepts based on your specific needs, before educating your teams and the wider supply chain. This includes performing a comprehensive service and advising on opportunities to improve speed, quality and cost. 

In conjunction with the relevant legal requirements and the demands of the international market, we offer a wide range of testing services to verify the quality of your product, including:


  • Abrasion, colour fastness and labelling

  • Measurement and fit

  • Slip and resistance (upper flex and metal parts)

  • Strength and workmanship


  • Regulatory requirements such as REACH

  • Client’s product and manufacturing RSL

  • Analysis for azo-dyes, cadmium, chlorinated paraffins, chromium VI, dimethylfumarate, dimethylformamide, nickel release, organotins, pentachlorophenol


  • Adult shoes – including athletic, casual shoes, leather and with shanks

  • Children’s footwear – including safety, leather, athletic


  • Protect your brand and reputation

  • Validate product quality, performance characteristics and durability 

  • Improve control of your supply chain

  • Support from gloal leaders with international technical expertise

  • Experienced team that understands your sector