Quality assurance, compliance and global market access services for the footwear industry

UL experts carry out several footwear tests on components, materials, and finished footwear products. Accuracy is of the utmost importance to ensure that products meet regulatory requirements wherever they are brought to market. We use national, European and international directives, standards and test methods.

Physical-Mechanical Testing

  • Completed shoes flexion
  • Bonding strength
  • Abrasion resistance of Outsoles
  • Heel attachment strength
  • Heel impact
  • Bally flex
  • Ross flex
  • Colorfastness testing
  • Seams strength
  • Zippers, snaps, rivets and other components testing
  • Lace testing

    Chemical Analysis

  • Chromium VI
  • Aromatic amines
  • Dyes that are carcinogenic and allergenic
  • Blue colorant
  • Organotin Compounds
  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Extractable heavy metals
  • Chlorophenols
  • Flame retardants
  • Toluene
  • Nickel
  • Dimethyl Fumarate
  • Nonylphenol and Nonylphenol ethoxylate
  • PFOS
  • Formaldehyde
  • Phthalates
  • Volatile substances
  • Nitrosamines
  • PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons)
  • pH


    • Adult Shoes
    • Children Shoes
    • Sandals
    • Flip Flops
    • Sport Shoes


    Children’s Shoes

    We have labs and engineering teams available that specialize in children’s items. For children’s shoes we can offer:

  • Risk assessment
  • Small parts testing
  • Sharp points and edges verification