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Footwear

Our Footwear Laboratories offer a broad range of testing and evaluation. Our comprehensive testing scope utilizes Footwear Industry Standards such as SATRA, ASTM, AATCC, FIA, British Standards, etc., and encompasses component (raw materials) testing, complete footwear testing, U.S. Customs Classification measurements, performance testing, plus much more.


We can fulfill your testing needs for a wide range of footwear such as:

  • Athletic Shoes
  • Aqua Socks
  • Casual Shoes
  • Children Shoes
  • Dress Shoes
  • Hiking Boots & Shoes
  • Infant Shoes
  • Institutional Shoes
  • Injection Molded Shoes
  • Safety Shoes
  • Sandals
  • Slippers
  • Vulcanized Shoes
  • Winter Boots
  • Work Shoes

Our laboratories offer performance testing such as slip/skid resistance, choking hazards for children, work shoe steel toe protection, and high heel fatigue resistance, impact and attachment strength.


We offer the following Footwear Testing Options plus much more:

  • Upper Materials
  • Sole Materials
  • Miscellaneous Component Tests
  • Complete Shoe
  • Special Requirements

We also offer comprehensive Chemical and Analytical Testing Services for Footwear:

  • Total Lead
    • Surface Coating/Paint
    • PVC/Plastics
    • Metals
    • Glass
  • Phthalates
  • Formaldehyde
  • Nickel
  • pH of Water Extract from Textiles
  • Mercury in Surface Coatings
  • Toxics in Packaging

Testing Forms

Customers without CTL Online Application userids can use this form to get started with the Footwear testing process.

Footwear Shoe Classification Testing Application
Footwear Testing Application
Terms and Conditions

Footwear Testing

A technician tests the sole of a workboot

Testing: A technician tests the sole of a workboot for its durability characteristics.

An impact test is performed on a steel toe shoe

Testing: An impact test is performed on a steel toe shoe to ensure safety requirements.

Did You Know

We offer a comprehensive & practical approach, built around testing, to ensure only problem free merchandise reaches store locations.