At Eurofins | BLC we regularly see a range of footwear related problems.

Common examples are:

  • Heel fatigue
  • Slip and fall issues
  • Cracking leather or synthetics
  • Colour transfer between materials 
  • Footwear construction failures, such as sole bond etc.

These issues can result in legal claims, commercial right downs, unsold stock and hours of internal man hours lost in trouble shooting.


Eurofins | BLC Footwear Testing Services

At Eurofins | BLC, we carry out a wide variety of footwear tests on men’s, women’s and children’s shoes to CEN, ISO, TM standards at our UKAS accredited laboratory based in the UK.

View our full range of footwear testing services below:


Please read our testing terms and conditions.

Eurofins | BLC footwear problem solving and fault diagnosis service

When things go wrong Eurofins | BLC customers expect swift, targeted solutions to address their problems. Eurofins | BLC has an in depth knowledge of footwear materials and manufacturing technqiues as well as a thorough understanding of footwear specifications and performance.

We therefore offer customers and in depth fault diagnosis service that provides route cause analysis and recommendations for corrective action.


For footwear problem solving and fault diagnosis, Eurofins | BLC provides:

  • Advanced technologies such as solid microscopy
  • A fully comprehensive and easy to understand fault diagnosis report
  • Technical back up and support from experts
  • Competitive pricing


Eurofins | BLC uses state of the art diagnostic equipment

Eurofins | BLC uses some of the most advanced diagnostic equipment and techniques for carrying out problem solving, including:

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC – MS)
  • Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (LC – MS)


Become a Eurofins | BLC Member and access:

  • Discounted prices
  • Priority testing allocation
  • Access to advanced technical support


Eurofins | BLC Membership Benefits


Eurofins | BLC also provides a wide range of footwear testing services, including:

  • Whole shoe testing
  • Shoe fit assessment
  • Slip resistance testing

View a full list of Eurofins | BLC footwear testing services.


Testing and Fault Diagnosis: The perfect combination

It is by setting clear peformance specifications for materials, combined with sensible testing, that ensures faults and failures are minimise in finished product.

Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS and CPSC and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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"Membership allowed us to use the expertise of Eurofins | BLC to improve our suppliers' environmental performance."

Clarks International

United Kingdom

"Smart chemical testing of wet blue saves our business time and money."

Casino Hide Tanners


"I just wanted to say a big thanks for 2 great days of leather education last week."



"All parts of the leather training course were relevant and very informative. I now have a new appreciation for leather!"

Ralph Lauren

United States of America

"I enjoyed all of the leather course as a chemist I wanted to understand the whole process of making leather."

Smit & zoon


"Eurofins | BLC Membership allows us to develop innovative high quality raw materials in order to continue our product improvement programme."


United Kingdom

"Through Eurofins | BLC Membership, we have access to technical support for leather product testing, helping us to provide more efficient services to our customers."

William Lamb

United Kingdom

"I enjoyed the combination of theoretical and practical training on the 4-day leather course."


United Kingdom

“10 years of Eurofins | BLC Membership has enabled us to provide continuous assurance of product quality and safety, giving our customers greater confidence in our products.”


United Kingdom

"We were very impressed by the speaker on the leather training course who had excellent knowledge of the subject."


United Kingdom

"I became a Member to take advantage their specification building services and 1-2-1 regulatory advice."

Gheli International


"We thought every part of the Eurofins | BLC leather course was very informative and interesting."

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

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