IS 5676:1995

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 5676:1995 for moulded rubber soles and heels.

Moulded solid rubber soles and heels are covered under IS 5676:1995. This standard specifies the requirements and the sampling and testing methods for rubber full soles with or without heels and heels sold as finished products.

Moulded solid rubber soles and heels are used to make boots/shoes for heavy-duty purposes with leather or rubber uppers. The soles have been classified based on their intended use with various types of footwear.

Moulded solid rubber soles and heels shall be of the following two types:

  • Type 1 - For use with leather shoes
  • Type 2 - For use with rubber or rubber combination shoes

Moulded solid rubber soles and heels shall comply with the design, materials, manufacture, finish, and performance requirements specified in IS 5676:1995.

The solid rubber soles must be moulded or vulcanised. The finished rubber must be homogenous and free of cracks, pores, and excessive surface marking caused by dirty moulds and sulphur blooms. The surface must be free of blemishes and flaws. The cured spew and moulding flashes must be trimmed as neatly as possible. The rubber soles and heels must be anti-slip. The material shall comply with the physical requirements of the standard. The size, thickness, channel shall be as agreed to between the purchaser and the supplier.


The following major test for moulded solid rubber soles and heels shall be carried out.

  • Thickness Test
  • Channel Test
  • Tensile strength Tes
  • Elongation at break and some other test as specified in the standard.

A laboratory shall be maintained, in which the various tests shall be carried out as per the methods defined in the standard.

Each sole and heel shall be marked with information as specified in IS 5676:1995. The product may also be marked with the ISI standard mark (ISI Mark), and packaging and marking must be done in accordance with the standards. The Manufacturer must obtain a BIS license from the Bureau of Indian Standards to use a standard mark (ISI Mark). The BIS grants a license based on a successful assessment of manufacturing infrastructure, quality control and testing capabilities, and production process.

Latest QCO for Moulded Solid Rubber Soles And Heels IS 5676:1995

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