ISO/TR 20573:2006 establishes the performance requirements for heel and top piece components for footwear (not for finished footwear), irrespective of the material, in order to assess the suitability for the end use and/or fitness for purpose.
It also establishes the test methods used to evaluate the compliance with the requirements.
ISO/TR 20573:2006 applies to heel and top piece for all kind of footwear.
ISO/TR 20573:2006 is intended to be used as a reference between the manufacturer and the supplier. It is not intended for third party certification of finished footwear intended for the consumer.