Footwear Quality Control

The garment industry is one of the most scrutinised in the world when it comes to quality control in terms of both the products themselves and the manufacturing process.

Shoes and other Footwear Quality Inspection

By using our services, you gain access to a wealth of industry-specific experts who can help you in factories around the world for a very competitive price. Our inspectors and advisors have years of experience in the footwear industry, as well as knowledge of the latest standards. We also conduct various types of factory audits and have access to high-tech equipment in laboratories, that will ensure your results are as quick, simple and accurate as possible.

Footwear testing expertise

We know that your footwear company is held to a variety of standards in markets around the world and that there are all kinds of product-specific metrics that need to be tested to ensure a quality product, which is why you should trust our team's knowledge and expertise. We follow AQL Inspection standards ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 (ISO 2859-1) for all quality contol procedures.

Our inspectors can test a huge range of variables in your footwear products depending on your needs, including everything from bonding, colour variation and fatigue all the way to complex metrics like barcode integrity, mould contamination reports and care labelling.

Factory and process inspection

As well as the specific product that you make, our team are able to audit and inspect the whole production process from start to finish in your own facilities or those of your suppliers.

This applies for quality control and efficiency purposes, so we can ensure both that the work is being done to high standards and that it is being done in the most cost-effective way possible. Using this information, you can then fix issues that might cause problems further down the line, or tighten up processes that might be costing you money unnecessarily.

Footwear lab testing expertise

Not all issues are immediately obvious, and your quality control is the last place you are able to test your products before they go out into the world, so getting that in-depth information on a representative sample of your products can be invaluable. Using our extensive lab facilities, we can perform a variety of tests to ensure your products meet the world's most stringent standards that go beyond the more simple surface testing you may currently carry out.

We can conduct raw material inspection for harmful substances, corrosion, slip resistance, fire safety and chemical composition in order to meet standards around the world from North America to Europe and Asia - making sure you're able to sell in these markets, keeping your customers safe from harm and keeping your company safe from legal liability claims.

The GIM Advantage

GIM's team of inspectors, auditors and lab experts are specialized by industry to ensure your products meet all safety and performance standards for your destination market.

Global coverage, local expertise
Detailed reports and photographic evidence
Reports posted online within 24 hours of completion
Dedicated and knowledgeable account managers


Answers to some of the most common questions & concerns.

What is quality control in the footwear Industry?
Quality control in the footwear industry refers to the systematic process of inspecting, testing, and ensuring the consistent and desired quality of footwear products throughout their manufacturing process. It involves identifying and rectifying defects, verifying adherence to design specifications, and maintaining consistent standards to meet customer expectations and regulatory requirements. This process helps prevent faulty products from reaching the market and reinforces brand reputation by delivering reliable and high-quality footwear to consumers.
How do you measure the quality of shoes?
  • Visual Inspection
  • Fit and Comfort
  • Material and Construction
  • Workmanship
  • Durability and Wear Testing
  • Footwear Lab Testing
  • Supplier Audits
How is quality control conducted for shoes?
Quality control for shoes is a comprehensive process that involves several steps to ensure the products meet desired quality standards. It includes -
  • Product Specification & Sample Inspection
  • In-Process and Visual Inspections
  • Measurement and Fit Testing
  • Functionality & Durability Testing
  • Lab Testing
  • Final Inspection
  • Supplier Feedback
  • Continuous Improvement

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