Standardization of test methods, terminology and performance requirements for components for footwear; test methods and terminology for whole shoe.


  • footwear for professional use (already covered by ISO / TC 94) and sizing system designation and marking for boots and shoes (dealt with by ISO / TC 137).

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Published ISO standards *


ISO standards under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 216/WG 1   Minimum performance requirements and test methods for components for footwear Working group
ISO/TC 216/WG 2   Chemical Test methods for footwear and footwear components Working group
ISO/TC 216/WG 3   Terminology Working group
ISO/TC 216/WG 5   Footwear and microbiological aspects Working group
ISO/TC 216/WG 6   Sustainability aspects for footwear Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 216

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 216:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 38 Textiles ISO
ISO/TC 94/SC 3 Foot protection ISO
ISO/TC 120 Leather ISO
ISO/TC 120/SC 2 Tanned leather ISO
ISO/TC 137 Footwear sizing designations and marking systems ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 216

ISO/TC 216 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 94/SC 3 Foot protection ISO
ISO/TC 120 Leather ISO
ISO/TC 120/SC 3 Leather products ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
IULTCS International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies A
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization A

ISO/TC 216 - Secretariat

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