FOOTWEAR

RICOTEST was established in 1982 as the first Italian research and testing institute specialized in the footwear field and allied accessories and materials. We have achieved the outmost expertise in the quality testing of shoes of all kind: from high heel shoes to sneakers, ski-boots, in-line skates, trekking boots and safety footwear.

Tests conducted:


  • ERGONOMICS
  • SIZING
  • OUTSOLE SLIP RESISTANCE
  • ACCESSORIES (ZIPPERS, HOOK AND LOOP CLOSURES, METAL AND PLASTIC COMPONENTS)
  • LABELING
  • DEFECT ANALYSIS
  • LINING AND FABRICS
  • UPPER LEATHER
  • COLOUR FASTNESS
  • CHEMICAL: HAZARD AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES
  • WATERPROOFNESS
Standards required for the Certification of footwear
EN ISO 20345 Safety footwear
EN ISO 20346 Protective footwear
EN ISO 20347 Occupational footwear
EN 12568 Toecaps and penetration resistant inserts
EN ISO 20349 Footwear protecting against thermal risks and molten metal splashes
EN ISO 15090 Footwear for firefighters
EN ISO 17249 Safety footwear with resistance to chain saw cutting
EN 61340 Electrical resistance for ESD footwear
EN 13832-2 Footwear protecting against chemicals – Part 2: Requirements for footwear resistant to chemicals under laboratory conditions
EN 13634 Safety footwear for motorcycling
CEI EN 50321 Electrically insulating footwear for working on low voltage installations
ASTM F2413 Standard Test Methods for Foot Protection
CSA Z195 Protective footwear
UNI 11583 Footwear for work on inclined roofs

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