China’s first standards for inspecting and identifying shoes have been published recently, which were developed by Dewu App, or Poizon, and approved by the China Quality Inspection Association.
The standards provide authoritative definitions for the inspection and identification from six dimensions, including requirements for the personnel, equipment and apparatus, environment for the inspection, methods, specific steps, and the ways to judge.
According to the standards, in order to identify a pair of sports shoes, the inspector should check a variety of aspects, including all the information on the package, the accessories, the appearance of the upper, the size label, the insole, the sole, and etc. In addition, the inspector should also find the differences between the shoes and the standard sample by means of comparison.
Dewu App, a sports trend e-commerce platform established in 2015, has been named and criticized by China Central Television and China Consumers Association for selling counterfeit and shoddy products.
According to the reports in July, Dewu App received as many as 32000 complaints from the buyers accusing the platform of selling counterfeit products.
After the release of the standards, Dewu App declared that the platform had added services for authenticity and flaw detection. For products purchased on Dewu App, the platform has established an online shopping process of "identify first, then ship" to ensure that the product has been fully inspected and identified before the user receives the product.