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China Updated Footwear Product Standard for Children's canvas rubber footwear – GB/T 25036-2021

SafeGuardSFootwear and Leather ProductsJanuary 10, 2022

GB/T 25036-2021 was released on Oct 11, 2021 and will be officially implemented on May 01, 2022

On Oct 11, 2021 Administration of Market Supervision and Standardization Administration of the PRC issued Children's canvas rubber footwear product standard GB/T 25036-2021 which will become effective on May 01, 2022. GB/T 25036-2021 replaces the previous edition GB 25036-2010.

The new standard is applicable to footwear for toddler and children use, of which the outsole is mainly made of rubber or other similar elastomer materials, and the uppers are mainly made of textile and other synthetic or natural materials.

Main Technical Changes

Compared with GB 25036-2010, GB/T 25036-2021 contains many revisions.

Revisions include:

  1. Terms and definitions;
  2. Classifications;
  3. Requirement of shoe size and model;
  4. Requirement and test method of abrasion resistance of outsole;
  5. The title and test method of bonding strength of foxing-upper;
  6. The item category from safety item to physical performance items of colour fastness to rubbing of lining and insole (insock);
  7. Requirement and test method of physical safety performance;
  8. Requirement of appearance quality;
  9. The specification of inspection rules and marking, packaging, transportation and storage.

Additions include:

  1. Requirement and test method of hardness of cellular outsole;
  2. Requirement and test method of slip resistance of outsole;
  3. Warning label.

Deletions include:

  1. The definition of base thickness and requirement and test method of outsole thickness;
  2. The requirement and test method of health safety performance;
  3. Annex A and Annex B.

Main technical requirements of GB/T 25036-2021 <Children's canvas rubber footwear>

No.ItemTest methodRequirement
1Tensile strength of outsoleGB/T 528Solid outsole ≥ 7.0 Mpa
2Elongation at break of outsole
GB/T 528
Solid outsole ≥ 320%
3Abrasion resistance of outsole
GB/T 9867-2008, Method A
Solid outsole≤200 mm3
Cellular outsole≤300 mm3
4Hardness of outsole
Solid outsole: GB/T 531.1
Cellular outsole: HG/T 2489
Solid outsole: 45~75(Shore A)
Cellular outsole: 40~70(Asker C)
5Slip resistance of outsole
HG/T 3780-2005, 8.2.1
Dry≥0.5
6Bonding strength of foxing-upper
HG/T 4805
≥1.6 N/mm
7Colour fastness to rubbing of lining and insole (insock)QB/T 2882-2007, Method A
Staining grade≥2-3
8Appearance quality
GB/T 25036-2021, 6.2
Comply with GB/T 25036-2021, 5.3
9Physical safety performance
Product:GB 30585-2014
Packaging of plastic bag:
GB 6675.2-2014, 5.10
GB 6675.2-2014, 4.10
Product - Comply with GB 30585-2014
Packaging of plastic bag - Comply with 
GB/T 25036-2021, 5.4.2

Details of the Technical Content

For more information, please refer to the China National Standard GB/T 22796-2021 <Bedding>. or contact SGS directly.

For inquiries, please contact:

Louann Spirito
Consumer and Retail — Softlines
US & Canada Softlines Business Head
t: +1 973 461 7919 

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