IS 15844:2010

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 15844:2010 for Sports Footwear.

Sports footwear is covered under IS 15844:2010. The Bureau of Indian Standards adopted this Indian Standard after the Footwear Sectional Committee's final draft was approved by the Chemical Division Council.

This standard applies to sports footwear where it is necessary to minimize fatigue and extend the useful life of the footwear in various sports requirements. For the manufacture of sports footwear, various materials are used as components.

This standard specifies the performance criteria for sports footwear. Low performance (casuals), medium performance, and high-performance footwear incorporate elements to suit and increase the performance of athletes of various streams for which the footwear is created.

Sports footwear must flex easily from foot to toe and return to its normal shape promptly once force is released. An insole must be present so that it cannot be removed without destroying the footwear unless the footwear has a rigid sole. Up to ankle back height, the mass of the footwear will not exceed 800 g per pair, and for ankle height, it will be up to 900 g per pair at most (for size 8). It will be reinforced appropriately at the counter so that it does not collapse or lose its form retention property, and it will be flexible.


The following test shall be carried out for sports footwear:

  • Adhesion test on the full shoe (Sole-Midsole)
  • Adhesion test on the full shoe (Upper-Mid sole)
  • Compression set test
  • Split tear strength test
  • Hydrolysis test
  • Heat resistance, linear shrinkage test
  • Trouser tear strength test
  • Gripping strength of tags

Test pieces from the entire footwear will be taken wherever possible. If test components from footwear are not available in sufficient quantities to meet test requirements, samples from the material from which the component was made may be taken.

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 during a visit to manufacturing premises.

Latest QCO for Sports Footwear IS 15844:2010

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If a product falls under the scope of the BIS Conformity Assessment Scheme, All the manufacturers, importers, and foreign entities must obtain BIS ISI Certification. The Bureau may cancel the License if the product fails to meet certification requirements.

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