ISI Mark Certification For Footwear

BIS Certification For Footwears

When it comes to buying footwear, whether it’s a pair of comfortable sneakers, durable work boots, or stylish high heels, one factor should always be at the forefront of your mind – safety and quality.

If there is an ISI Mark on footwear it means the footwear meets the standard guidelines and its quality is checked under the Bureau of Indian Standards, BIS.

In this blog, we will explain ISI Mark Certification for Footwear. It is very important for the manufacturers who are involved in the business of Footwear and are selling their products in the Indian Market.

What is ISI Mark Certification?

The ISI Mark guarantees that a product adheres to specific quality and safety standards set by the Bureau of Indian Standards (Standard body of Indian Govt.). 

If it comes to footwear, the ISI Mark Certification ensures that the product has passed all the tests that are required and meets the necessary criteria for quality, safety, and performance.

Why ISI Mark Certification is Mandatory for Footwear

It is mandatory for all importers, manufacturers, and sellers of footwear to ensure that their products bear the ISI Mark. Importing, manufacturing, or selling footwear products that are under mandatory ISI Mark Certification are not allowed to sell in the Indian market without ISI Mark. It is the responsibility of manufacturers, importers, and sellers to maintain the quality of their products and ensure consumer safety.

Quality Control Order

Indian Standards for Footwear

IS 5557: 2004Industrial and protective rubber knee and ankle boots
IS 5557 (Part 2): 2018All rubber gum boots and ankle boots
IS 5676: 1995Moulded solid rubber soles and heels
IS 6664: 1992Rubber microcellular sheets for soles and heels
IS 6719: 1972Solid PVC soles and heels
IS 6721: 1972PVC sandal
IS 10702: 1992Rubber Hawai Chappal
IS 11544: 1986Slipper, rubber
IS 12254: 1993Polyvinyl chloride(PVC) industrial boots
IS 13893: 1994Polyurethane sole, semirigid
IS 13995: 1995Unlined moulded rubber boots
IS 16645: 2018Moulded plastics footwear- Lined or Unlined polyurethane boots for general industrial use
IS 16994: 2018Footwear for men and women for municipal scavenging work
IS 1989 (Part 1): 1986Leather safety boots and shoes for miners
IS 1989 (Part.2): 1986Leather safety boots and shoes for heavy metal industries
IS 3735: 1996Canvas Shoes Rubber Sole
IS 3736: 1995Canvas Boots Rubber Sole
IS 3976: 2018Safety Rubber Canvas Boots for Miners
IS 11226: 1993Leather safety footwear having direct moulded rubber sole
IS 14544: 1998Leather safety footwear with direct moulded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sole
IS 15844: 2010Sports footwear
IS 17012: 2018High ankle tactical boots with PU – Rubber sole
IS 17037: 2018Antiriot shoes
IS 17043: 2018Derby shoes
IS 15298 (Part 2): 2016Personal protective equipment – Part 2 Safety Footwear
IS 15298 ( Part 3) : 2019Personal protective equipment – Part 3 Protective Footwear
IS 15298 (Part 4) : 2017Personal protective equipment – Part 4 Occupational Footwear

ISI Mark Certification Process For Footwear

ISI Mark Certification Process for Footwear

To see detailed information about the procedure for ISI Mark Certification visit ISI Mark Certification for Domestic Manufacturers.

ISI Mark Certification for Footwear under FMCS

The procedure for BIS ISI Mark Certification is different for Domestic Manufacturers and Foreign Manufacturers ISI Mark Certification for Foreign Manufacturers.

Required Documents for Footwear under Domestic Certification

  1. Factory Registration Documents & information
  2. Identity proof
  3. Manufacturing process flow chart
  4. Details of Authorized Signatory and other related documents
  5. Adequate testing facilities
  6. Quality Control Parameters and their records
  7. Laboratory testing report and other information as per BIS norm
  8. To see detailed information, you can visit here.

Required Documents for Footwear under FMCS ISI Mark

Due to the recent implementation of the BIS online application system for information gathering and management, the documentation aspect of the FMCS system for BIS is relatively uncomplicated.

  1. Proof of factory or company registration documentation.
  2. A flowchart detailing the manufacturing process.
  3. Information about on-site manufacturing capabilities and, if applicable, any outsourcing arrangements for manufacturing.
  4. Documentation demonstrating the presence of adequate testing infrastructure.
  5. Records of quality control (QC) metrics and their historical data.

All required documents, including the test and inspection schedule, annual labeling charge, laboratory product test report, and any other data complying with BIS standards, are accessible upon request from BIS. The complete list of documents is available upon inquiry.

To see detailed information, you can visit here.

Marking Guideline

Along with ISI Mark, the following details have to be given in the packaging of finished good

  • Identification and classification
  • Net mass of each package ( with serial number)
  • Lot/batch number
  • Transportation, handling, storage specifications, and consignment of proper cases.


Mandatory BIS certification for Footwear is essential to ensure the quality and safety of these products. Obtaining BIS certification not only facilitates market access but also provides a competitive advantage and peace of mind to manufacturers and consumers alike.

It’s often beneficial to consult with BIS Consultants, such as INDUCE INDIA, to navigate the complex certification process effectively.

These consultants can provide guidance, and assistance with documentation, and help you understand the specific requirements of the ISI certification process, ensuring that your application is complete and meets all necessary criteria. For more information feel free to contact us call at +91-7503304082 or email at [email protected]

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