FOOTWEAR TESTING


For clients looking to maintain consistent product quality trust our Footwear Testing Department to help with your testing needs. Please click on the rectangle to view specific testing procedures for our most requested tests. Should you require a test that is not on our listing, please contact us.

 

TEST DESCRIPTION METHOD
   
DIN ASTM D5963/DIN 53516/ISO 4649
NBS ASTM D1630
Taber ASTM D3389/D7255
Apparent Density (Specific Gravity) ASTM D297/D792/D3574
Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16, ASTM D4329/G153/G154
Compression Set and Recovery ASTM D395/SATRA TM 64
Cracking Resistance - Ross Flex ASTM D1052
Durometer Hardness ASTM D2240
Light and Oven Aging ASTM D573/D4329/G151/G154
Melt Point ASTM D276
Non-Marking PTL 1260, SATRA TM 223
Oil / Chemical Resistance ASTM D471
Slip Resistance ASTM F1677/F2913, ISO 13287, SATRA TM 144, SRA/SRB/SRC
   
Tear Strength  
Die C ASTM D624
F Tear ASTM D3574
Slit ASTM D412/D2212
Stitch (Single / Double Hole) ASTM D4786/D4705, FTM 311-2141/2151
Tongue ASTM D4704
Trouser (Die T) ASTM D624
   
Tensile Strength and/or Elongation ASTM D412/D2209/D2211/D3574
TEST DESCRIPTION METHOD
Abrasion Resistance  
Martindale ASTM D4966, SATRA TM 31
Taber ASTM D3389/D3884/D7255
   
Anti-Microbial Finish Assessment AATCC 100/147
Anti-Fungal Finish Assessment / Resistance AATCC 30, ASTM G21
Apparent Density (Specific Gravity) ASTM D297/D2346
Ash Content ASTM D297/D2617
Blocking Resistance ASTM D751/D6116, FTM 311-3121
Blooming PTL 1390
Breathability (Water Vapor Permeability) ASTM D5052/E96
Burst Strength - Ball ASTM D2207/D3787
   
Colorfastness to:  
Crocking (Wet and Dry) AATCC8/116, ASTM D5053
Light AATCC 16, ASTM G151/G153/G154
Perspiration AATCC 15, ASTM D2322, FTM 311-3211
Water (Bleed Resistance) AATCC 107, ASTM D5552/D6012
   
Cracking Resistance (Finish / Grain)  
Bally Flex ASTM D6182
Impact (Low Temperature) ASTM D1790
Mandrel / Fold ASTM D6075, FTM 311-7211
   
Finish Adhesion ASTM D751, Tape Test (PTL 1310)
Flammability / Heat Resistance NFPA 1971/1977
Formaldehyde Content AATCC 112
   
Light and Heat Aging (Finish Stability) ASTM D573/G154
Oil and Grease Content ASTM D3495
Oil Repellency AATCC 118
Pilling - Martindale ASTM D4970
pH AATCC 81
Pipiness ASTM D2941, SATRA TM 36
Scuff Resistance (Taber) ASTM D3389/D3884/D7255
Shrink Temperature ASTM D6076, FTM 311-7011
Stain / Soil Release AATCC 130, PTL Methods
Staining / Bleeding ASTM D5552/D6012
   
Tear Strength  
Slit / Slot ASTM D2212
Stitch (Single / Double Hole) ASTM D4786/D4705
Tongue ASTM D751/D4704
   
Tensile Strength and/or Elongation ASTM D2208/D2209/D2211/D5034/D5035
Thickness ASTM D1813/D1814
Water Absorption ASTM D1815/D6014/D6015
Water Resistance - Maeser Flex ASTM D2099
Wicking / Water Take-Up PTL 1030

 

TEST DESCRIPTION METHOD
Abrasion Resistance  
Martindale ASTM D4966, SATRA TM 31
Taber ASTM D3884
Wyzenbeek ASTM D4157
   
Bond Strength (Peel) SATRA TM 101
Colorfastness to Crocking (Wet and Dry) AATCC 8/116
Compression Set and Recovery ASTM D3574
Dimensional Stability SATRA TM 98
Flexing Index SATRA TM 3
   
Insole Rib  
Shear Strength SATRA TM 405
Stitch Tear PTL Methods
   
Light and Heat Aging AATCC 16, ASTM D573/G154
Thickness ASTM D1777
Tensile Strength SATRA TM 2
TEST DESCRIPTION METHOD
Breathability / Water Vapor Permeability Military method
Blooming PTL 1390
Oven Aging / Tropical Chamber Aging ASTM D573, PTL 1320, FTM 311-5041
   
Safety Shoe Testing F2412/2413/F2892
Conductive Protective  
Electrical Hazard (EH)  
Impact and Compression  
Metatarsal Protective  
Puncture Resistant Devices (Corrosion, Flex, Puncture)  
Static Dissipative (SD)  
   
SATRA Whole Shoe Flex  
Dry SATRA TM 92
Water Resistance SATRA TM 77
   
Shoe Strap Attachment Strength ASTM D5035
Sole Adhesion PTL 1300, SATRA TM 404/411, Military methods
Water Resistance-Static PTL 1330
TEST DESCRIPTION METHOD
Compression Resistance (Crush) MIL-C-41814F
Disintegration MIL-C-41814F
Thickness ASTM D1813/D1814
Water Absorption MIL-C-41814F
Water Soluble MIL-C-41814F
TEST DESCRIPTION METHOD
Abrasion Resistance - DIN, NBS ASTM D1630/D5963, DIN 53516
Durometer Hardness ASTM D2240
Heel Attachment Strength PTL 1225
Non-Marking PTL 1260, SATRA TM 223
Slip Resistance ASTM F1677/F2913, ISO 13287, SATRA TM 144, SRA/SRB/SRC
Top Lift Attachment Strength PTL 1220
Thickness ASTM D1813/D1814
TEST DESCRIPTION METHOD
Abrasion Resistance-Flex and Abrasion ASTM D3885
Barrel Pull Off PTL 1340
Corrosion Resistance (Salt Fog) ASTM B117
Eyelet / Loop / Fastener Tear Out Resistance SATRA TM 149
Finish Abrasion Burrel Shaker Method
Hook and Loop Fasteners (Peel / Shear) ASTM D5170/D5169
Tensile Strength and/or Elongation ASTM D2209/D2211/D5035
Thickness ASTM D1777/D1813/D1814
Zipper and Fastener Testing ASTM Methods, SFA Methods