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Tinius Olsen



Tinius Olsen provides complete footwear testing, inspection, auditing, consulting, training and quality assurance services with accuracy, enabling retailers, manufacturers and importers to ensure the safety, quality and performance of footwear and leather goods.

Tinius Olsen's comprehensive footwear and leather goods assurance, testing, inspection and certification capabilities provide our customers with total quality assurance, enabling proactive evaluation of footwear at all stages of development and production, to ensure product quality and speed in the market.

Testing of the materials and components that make up the finished product, as well as evaluation of the entire shoe, helps ensure safety compliance, reduce returns, improve quality, and increase customer loyalty and satisfaction. Our accredited footwear testing machines are available to the leading footwear manufacturing industry, providing a global reach with local solutions.

Our testing capability extends to all types of footwear, from athletic and children's shoes to safety/PPE shoes and high-end designer shoes. Tinius Olsen is accredited to perform physical, mechanical and chemical tests to ensure the safety and performance of your shoes, including:

  • Slip and flex cracking resistance
  • Sole bond adhesion, seam, heel attachment strength
  • Color-fastness
  • Components – zips, touch, close fasteners and others
  • Waterproof properties
  • Whole shoe appraisal, etc