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ISI / BIS Certification for Sports Footwear for Professional Sports Footwear

Get BIS Certification for Professional Sports Footwear IS 15844 : Part- 3 : 2024 By Brand Liaison
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for

Sports Footwear for Professional Sports Footwear

IS Standard : IS 15844 (Part 3):2024

Sports footwear for professional athletes represents the pinnacle of athletic footwear technology, meticulously crafted to meet the exacting demands of elite-level competition. These shoes are engineered with cutting-edge materials, advanced cushioning systems, and biomechanically optimized designs to enhance performance, minimize fatigue, and reduce the risk of injury. Whether designed for track and field, basketball, football, or tennis, professional sports footwear prioritizes factors such as lightweight construction, responsive cushioning, and superior traction to maximize agility, speed, and stability on the field or court. These shoes undergo rigorous testing and development processes, often involving feedback from professional athletes, coaches, and sports scientists, to ensure they meet the stringent requirements of elite competition. With specialized features tailored to the unique needs and movements of each sport, professional sports footwear empowers athletes to achieve their highest potential and excel at the highest levels of competition.

IS 15844 (Part 3):2024 is an important standard in establishing the standards for sports footwear specifically crafted for professional athletes, ensuring unparalleled quality, safety, and performance. This standard serves as a cornerstone for manufacturers, outlining rigorous requirements for the design, materials, construction, and performance characteristics of professional sports footwear. Compliance with IS 15844 (Part 3):2024 ensures that manufacturers produce footwear engineered to meet the exacting demands of elite athletes, incorporating advanced technologies to optimize performance, support, and injury prevention. Adherence to this standard not only enhances athletes' performance capabilities but also instils confidence in the footwear's ability to withstand the intense rigours of professional competition. IS 15844 (Part 3):2024 drives innovation in sports footwear by fostering continuous research, development, and testing to push the boundaries of performance and technology, raising the bar for excellence in professional sports footwear.

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

In India, manufacturers are required to obtain ISI/BIS certification for their Sports Footwear designed for Professional 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 professional athletes and high-level sports competitions. Without this certification, manufacturers face legal consequences and barriers in accessing the Indian market. Therefore, securing ISI/BIS certification is not only a regulatory necessity but also a crucial step for manufacturers to demonstrate the quality, durability, and safety of their professional sports footwear. This certification process highlights the importance of ensuring the integrity and performance of footwear, instilling confidence among professional 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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  •  Expert guidance
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  • Comprehensive support
  • Cost-effective solutions
  • Time efficient

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