IS 11226:1993

In this competitive scenario, it isn't easy to survive in the market without a standard quality and certified product. BIS license may also be required to sell products in the Indian market.

To get BIS certification and produce a standard quality product, the manufacturer must ensure that their product must follow the specified Indian standard.
Let's take a closer look at IS 11226:1993 for leather safety footwear having direct moulded rubber sole.

Leather safety footwear having direct moulded rubber sole are covered under IS 11226:1993. The Bureau of Indian Standards adopted this Indian Standard after the Chemical Division Council approved the draft finalized by the Footwear Sectional Committee.

This standard specifies the requirements, sampling methods, and testing procedures for leather safety footwear with steel toe caps and direct moulded rubber soles. Workers in mines, refineries, fertilizer plants, and other places where the working surface is oily may wear the safety footwear covered in this standard.

The leather safety footwear having direct moulded rubber soles shall be three types listed below, depending on their design:

  • Type 1 Ankle boots
  • Type 2 Jodhpuri shoes
  • Type 3 Derby shoes

Leather safety footwear having direct moulded rubber sole must be made from materials that meet the specifications laid out in IS 11226:1993. The material and thickness requirements for various components are specified in the standards. The footwear must be made using either direct vulcanizing or direct moulding process. The footwear sampling scale, method of selection, and conformity criteria shall be as specified in IS 2051: 1976. The various tests specified in the standard must be performed in a properly equipped and staffed laboratory in accordance with the procedures specified in the specification. If the Applicant/Licensee applies for two or more types, testing must be done separately for each type.


  1. Adhesion test
  2. Relative Density
  3. Hardness
  4. Tensile strength & Elongation at Break
  5. Workmanship and Finish
  6. Mass
  7. Flexing Resistance
  8. Thickness
  9. Performance test

The footwear shall be marked with Batch No., Month and year of manufacture, Sizes of the footwear, Trade-mark details as per specified standard. Standard Mark (ISI Mark) may also be applied to the product. The Manufacturer must obtain a BIS license from the Bureau of Indian Standards to use a standard mark (ISI Mark). The Bureau grants a license based on a successful assessment of manufacturing infrastructure, production process, and quality control and testing capabilities during a visit to its manufacturing premises.

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