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General Footwear Test Package



Service Scope

General footwear includes the leather shoes, textile shoes and plastics shoes for people to use in daily life.

SGS provides basic chemical and physical performance test suggestions for different general footwear styles. The package helps to make sure your sample could attain the basic quality expectation on the market – the first step to customer trust and brand building. 

This page specifies test item for footwear made with leather, synthetic leather, textile and plastics shoes. 

Product Type

  • Material type: Leather / Synthetic Leather / Textile / Plastic
    Choose the material type according to the main upper of the sample shoes.
  • With Closure / Without Closure
    If your sample shoe has zipper, lace, buckles, velcro, please choose corresponding product material type option “with Closure” to cover the necessary strength or chemical test on those additional part.
  • High heel Ankles/Boots 
    Heel tests will be added for High Heel options. For more high-heel types, you may want to visit our High Heels Test Package or contact us.

Test Plan

Sample Size 
It will be advised in order confirmation email upon purchase

Turnaround Time (working days)
5 Days (Regular)/ 8-10 Days (if prolong skin contact metal present on sample)

Test Description

Basic Physical Test
Our physical test package presents the most important physical tests that may affect compliance.

Test items (for reference only):

  • Material identification & Pictogram check
  • Small part safety test for children shoes
  • Whole shoe flammability for US children shoes
  • Physical safety assessment for children

The test items will be adjusted depending on your product type and age range

Basic Physical & Quality Test
Our physical & quality test package is an advanced version of basic physical package, consolidating the most common physical performance tests applying to footwear products.

Test items (for reference only):

  • Tests in “Basic Physical Test”
  • Whole shoe flexing
  • Sole Durability test
  • Colorfastness Test
  • Component Adhesion Strength Test
  • Closure Strength Test if with closure
  • Corrosion resistance for metal part

The test items will be adjusted depending on your product type and age range.

Basic Chemical Test (#composite test)
Our chemical test package includes the basic hazardous chemicals based on material type and market recall risks.

Test items (for reference only):

  • Total Heavy Metals
  • Phthalates
  • Formaldehyde
  • Azo dye
  • pH value
  • Nickel release for prolonged skin contact metals
  • Chromium VI (for real leather shoe only) / PAH (for synthetic leather shoe & sole only)

EU: Due to the wide range of regulations, not all EU regulatory chemical tests are included, but selected based on recall risk only.
US: Only US federal tests are included. State laws are excluded.


The test items will be adjusted depending on your product type and age range. Only specific test items will be applied to selected product type, test type and destination market. Detailed test item list will be included in order confirmation email upon purchase.

If your product is composed of white color or indigo dye (which is common for denim), you may want to consider additional Colorfastness Tests for White Color/Indigo Dye. Dye for these color types are especially vulnerable to certain warehouse condition.

# To save your test budget, composite test is quoted for chemical testing. Similar materials on sample will be gathered for analysis. In case any restricted chemical is detected in composite testing, additional individual checking may be required. Applicant will be informed in that case.

For a more comprehensive restricted substance checking, please consider ECO package.

To quote an even more comprehensive assurance plan for your product, please contact us.

Strengths & benefits

Regulatory Experts
Ensure your product compliance with specific countries’ requirements

Global Network
Provide worldwide coverage and access to all key locations & markets

Order flow

1. Check Out

Confirm selections and fill in contact info

2. Arrange Payment

Pay by credit card or bank transfer offline​

3. Confirm Test Plan

Confirm test and product details

4. Send Sample

Send the sample with printed form

5. Receive Report

Receive our test report by email


Online Payment
  • Order acknowledgment email will be sent to you by system after successful payment
  • Order confirmation email with service details will be sent to you within 1 working day by our specialist
Offline Payment
  • We accept T/T bank transfer payment
  • Order acknowledgment email with bank details for payment will be sent to you by system after order submission
  • Please arrange payment and send payment receipt to our specialist by email
  • Order confirmation email with service details will be sent to you after payment verification by our specialist


You can add them to shopping cart and proceed to checkout for placing your order online. You will receive an order acknowledgment with order details after online order.

It is not necessary to create an account for online purchase, you can select Guest Checkout to place an order without an account.

However, creating an account offers additional benefits:

  • Your contact information will be saved securely for a faster checkout
  • Track your order status and history

If you place an order as a guest, please check our notifications at your email box. Please remember to check promotional and junk mail box if you can’t find it.

If you place an order as a member, please log in and check the status of your order under “Quote Request” or “Orders”.

SGS TIC Mall only accepts US$ for checkout.

You will receive a test application form, sample requirement and delivery details in confirmation email upon successful payment, please complete the form and send the required sample(s) to our competence center in Hong Kong.

Please contact your dedicated specialist to submit your request. It will be reviewed case by case depending on the order process.

No, you can’t cancel and refund the paid order unless there is a quality or service delivery issue.

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