Leather & Footwear is a highly discrete category, with thousands of models that use a wide range of materials, and require a number of different production processes. This makes leather & footwear testing and quality assurance a highly demanding and specialized process.

Qualitek leather expertise will help your brand ensure the quality and safety of every type of leather items including bags, wallets, belts & jackets

Qualitek footwear experts also 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.

Qualitek take care of your items through testing the consumer safety standards and regulatory requirements of your destination market.

Qualitek offer the following physical tests under footwear:

  • Sole bonding, seat piece, and sockliner adhesion
  • Heel and outsole flexibility
  • Heel attachment strength
  • Pull tests for components and accessories
  • Color shading
  • Colorfastness
  • Odor test
  • Fasteners fatigue and zip quality test
  • Size fitting test
  • Weight test
  • Care labeling
  • Waterproof test

Qualitek offer the following consumer safety standard & regulatory requirement tests under footwear:

  • Harmful substances
  • Fiber identification
  • Banned azo colorants
  • Colorfastness
  • Weather testing
  • Corrosion
  • Slip resistance
  • Sole wearing resistance
  • Sole abrasion testing
  • Velcro testing
  • CPSIA testing
  • REACH testing
  • Formaldehyde testing
  • Chromium (VI) testing
  • Pentachlorophenol (PCP) testing
  • Dimethylfumarate testing
  • Shedding propensity
  • Stitching reinforcement strength
  • Shoe lace strength and durability