A shoe often looks like a simple, cohesive unit once it’s a finished product, but footwear manufacturing actually requires careful workmanship and assembly of multiple parts. And footwear manufacturing is still largely a labor-intensive process. So human error can lead to numerous defects in the finished goods.
If you intend to deliver shoes that meet your customers’ standards for comfort, durability, style and quality, pre-shipment footwear inspection is essential. Whether you’re manufacturing performance-optimized athletic shoes or leather high heels, footwear inspection ensures your suppliers are meeting your expectations and allows you to address problems if they aren’t.
With AQF’s detailed inspection reports, received within 24 hours, you can see images of any defects found as if you’re in the factory check the goods yourself. Quality defects are also clearly classified based on severity and their location on the shoe, using a zoning evaluation system. And you’ll benefit from industry-standard sampling and inspection methods that ensure your result reflects the overall quality of the order.
No matter the type of shoe you’re manufacturing, all of AQF’s footwear inspections will include attention to important checkpoints like shoe sizing, sole bonding and shoe symmetry. But we’ll also tailor our quality control inspection procedures to meet your specific standards, whether that’s through testing heel attachment strength for high heels or traction characteristics of rubber boots.
With Asia representing 87 percent of global footwear production, our experienced and professional inspectors are available for your QC needs throughout most of Asia. Contact AQF today to start managing product quality with customized pre-shipment footwear inspections!