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ISI / BIS Certification for Sports Footwear for Performance Sports Footwear

Get BIS Certification for Performance Sports Footwear IS 15844 : Part 2 : 2023 By Brand Liaison
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for

Sports Footwear for Performance Sports Footwear

IS Standard : IS 15844 (Part-2):2023

Sports footwear for performance is meticulously engineered to optimize athletic performance and support athletes during high-intensity activities. These shoes are meticulously designed with advanced materials and technologies to provide maximum stability, cushioning, and responsiveness. Whether tailored for running, basketball, soccer, or other high-performance sports, these shoes prioritize features like lightweight construction, energy return, and specialized traction patterns to enhance agility, speed, and manoeuvrability. Performance sports footwear often incorporates elements such as breathable mesh uppers, responsive midsoles, and durable outsoles designed for specific movements and surfaces. Customizable lacing systems and supportive overlays ensure a secure fit and minimize the risk of injuries. Designed in collaboration with professional athletes and sports scientists, performance sports footwear represents the pinnacle of athletic footwear technology, empowering athletes to push their limits and achieve peak performance on the field, court, or track.

IS 15844 (Part-2):2023 is essential in setting the standards for sports footwear tailored for performance sports, ensuring excellence in quality, safety, and functionality. This standard serves as a pivotal guide for manufacturers, outlining stringent requirements for design, materials, construction, and performance attributes of performance sports footwear. Adherence to IS 15844 (Part-2):2023 guarantees that manufacturers produce footwear optimized for the demands of high-performance sports, encompassing factors such as enhanced support, traction, and stability to maximize athletic performance while minimizing the risk of injury. Compliance with this standard ensures athletes' safety and comfort during rigorous physical activities and fosters confidence in the footwear's ability to withstand the intense demands of competitive sports. IS 15844 (Part-2):2023 facilitates innovation and advancement in sports footwear technology by promoting rigorous testing and evaluation of performance attributes, driving continual improvement in design and materials to meet the evolving needs of athletes.

Note: Obtaining the ISI/BIS Certification is a mandatory requirement for manufacturers of Sports Footwear for Performance Sports Footwear to sell their products in the Indian market.

In India, manufacturers must obtain ISI/BIS certification for their Sports Footwear designed for Performance Sports Footwear to legally sell these products. This certification, mandated by Indian regulations, ensures compliance with specific quality and safety standards established by the BIS for the production and distribution of sports footwear tailored for high-performance athletic activities. Without this certification, manufacturers can face legal repercussions and hurdles in accessing the Indian market. Securing ISI/BIS certification is a regulatory requirement and a crucial step for manufacturers to demonstrate the quality, durability, and safety of their performance sports footwear. This certification process underscores the importance of ensuring the integrity and performance of footwear, instilling confidence among athletes and stakeholders in the sports footwear industry regarding its compliance with Indian standards for usage and distribution.


About ISI / BIS Certification

Indian Standards Institute, or ISI was renamed the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in 1987. The official mark that the Bureau of Indian Standards provides for manufacturers of various goods is the ISI Mark. It is used to indicate compliance with Indian standards (IS) set by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and has been used as a conformity marking for industrial products. Manufacturers received permission from BIS to use the ISI Mark on items that comply with relevant Indian requirements through the product certification program. 

Only manufacturers (domestic or foreign) who produce the finished product will be awarded ISI Certification. This will not be given to any product importers, traders, dealers, or distributors.


Documents Required for ISI / BIS Certification

The following documentation is required to get an ISI certification:

  • Main Application Form V
  • Address Proof of Manufacturing Unit
  • Details of Manufacturing Process
  • Test Report of products

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Process of ISI / BIS Certification

There are two approaches for Indian manufacturers to become certified with the ISI Mark:

  • Regular Procedure
  • Simplified Procedure 


Regular Procedure

With the possible exception of cases deemed "All India first," which might take up to 180 days, the licensing procedure is expected to be finished in 120 days. This timeline starts on the day the application is received, assuming that at different points in time the documentation, unit assessment, and product conformance are all deemed acceptable.

Step 1: Manufacturing Unit Customization in Compliance with Applicable Indian Standards

  • Identifying the applicable Indian Standard
  • Establishing in-house testing facilities as per the Standard's requirements

Step 2: Submission of the Application Form

  • Preparing an Internal Test Report for the product by the relevant Indian Standard
  • Compiling all necessary documents
  • Completing the Online Application Form
  • Online payment of application fees directly to BIS
  • Submitting hard copies of the Application Form with all enclosures to the relevant Branch Office (BO) of BIS

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Simplified Procedure

This is a much faster process than the standard procedure. After a factory inspection is deemed satisfactory and the initial evaluation establishes that the sample complies with the applicable Indian Standard(s), the license application process is expected to be finished in 30 days.

Step 1: Adapting the Manufacturing Unit to Comply with the Relevant Indian Standard

  • Identifying the applicable Indian Standard
  • Establishing in-house testing facilities to meet the Standard's requirements

Step 2: Sample Testing

  • Obtaining the necessary certificate for raw materials (Material Test Certificate - MTC)
  • Conducting product sample testing at a BIS-recognized testing laboratory

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ISI Mark Certification Process for Foreign Manufacturers

The process of obtaining ISI Mark Certification for Foreign Manufacturers typically includes the following steps:

Step 1: Application

  • Compile all the required documents.
  • Submit the documents along with the Application Fee.
  • An Application Number will be allotted.
  • Scrutiny of the Application will be conducted within a specified time frame.​

Step 2: Query Raised (If Any)

  • If any documents are missing or there is non-compliance, you will be informed.
  • You need to submit a reply within the given timeframe.

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Why choose Brand Liaison?

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  •  Expert guidance
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  • Comprehensive support
  • Cost-effective solutions
  • Time efficient

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