On the 28th of July the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People`s Republic of China issued bulletin No.37 which approved 425 industry standards, including eight standards for shoes. The relevant standards are shown below.
|No||Standard Code||Standard Name||Standard Scope||Replaced Standard||Effective Date|
|1||HG/T 4994-2016||Casual Rubber Shoes||This standard applies to casual shoes with rubber outsole||2017-01-01|
|2||HG/T 4992-2016||Jogging rubber shoes||This standard applies to jogging rubber shoes||2017-01-01|
|3||HG/T 4996-2016||Weight lifting shoes||This standard is applicable to professional weightlifting training and competition shoes||2017-01-01|
|4||HG/T 4990-2016||Standard test method for torsion test of rubber shoes||This method is intended to assess the torsional performance of rubber shoes, other non-rubber shoes can reference this standard.||2017-01-01|
|5||HG/T 4991-2016||Standard test method for Coating elongation of rubber shoes||This method is intended to assess the elongation performance of coatings on the rubber vamp of rubber shoes (boots).||2017-01-01|
|6||HG/T 4993-2016||Standard Test methods for cellular materials of shoes- Compression set||This method is applicable for cellular materials of shoes.||2017-01-01|
|7||HG/T 4995-2016||Rubber shoes- Eyelet of sport shoes||This standard is applicable to metal eyelet used on rubber shoes, athletic shoes, the metal eyelet used other shoes can reference this standard.||2017-01-01|
|8||HG/T 4997-2016||Standard Test methods for eyelet pull-out strength||This method is intended to assess the pull-out strength of eyelets.||2017-01-01|
These shoe standards have been officially released and will become effective on the 1st of January 2017. In order to avoid failure in any subsequent product quality supervision random inspection we suggest all affected companies study these new standards, including the national mandatory standard for better control of the quality of products in the production process.