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.

AI’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

Compliance Enviro Services’s footwear testing protocol includes the following physical and mechanical tests:

  • Sole bonding, seat piece, and sockliner adhesion
  • Heel flexibility
  • Heel attachment strength (high heels)
  • Pull tests for components and accessories
  • Symmetry check
  • Color shading
  • Colorfastness check (Rub test)
  • Odor test
  • Fasteners fatigue and zip quality test
  • Size fitting test
  • Weight test
  • Care labeling
  • Barcode scanning test
  • Mold contamination prevention
  • Metal contamination prevention
  • Adhesive check (logos, printings, markings fastness)
  • Waterproof test
  • Burn test (for 100% cotton garment)

Footwear Lab Testing Expertise

AI laboratory tests ensure that your footwear meets consumer safety standards and regulatory requirements of your destination market. AI’s laboratories offer the following tests:

  • Harmful substances
  • Fiber identification
  • Banned azo colorants
  • Colorfastness check (CF to light, ozone, burnt gas fumes, phenolic yellowing perspiration, water, bleach)
  • North America chemical testing
  • Weather Testing
  • CPSIA testing
  • REACH testing
  • Antibacterial & Antimicrobial testing
  • Formaldehyde testing
  • Dimethylfumarate testing
  • Corrosion
  • Slip Resistance
  • Sole Wearing Resistance
  • Shedding Propensity
  • Stitching Reinforcement Strength
  • Shoe lace Strength and Durability

Why AI for Product and Supplier Compliance?

The AI Benefits

  • Supply chain intelligence: get supplier and quality stats in real time
  • Industry leading turnaround time for audits, testing and inspections
  • Online and mobile: manage your orders and access your data anywhere, any time
  • All-inclusive pricing: flat rates for inspections and audits; instant quotes for testing
  • 1,500 auditors and inspectors, 3 in-house labs and operations in 85 countries