Thermal Foot Test System

Quantify the thermal effects of socks, shoe and boot design, insulation, and ventilation.

Accurately assess the thermal effects of footwear

With the advanced thermal foot, the thermal comfort effects of footwear, insulation, and ventilation can be quantified accurately and repeatedly. The foot design, with rotating ankle joint and flexing toe allows the foot to be fitted in any shoe or boot – even ski boots or in-line skates.

The sweating system includes a removable wicking fabric skin layer, fluid reservoir, and closed loop fluid delivery system. A temperature controlled sole compression system is also available.

  • 12 independent thermal zones to isolate the performance of different footwear features (soles, lacing, tongue, etc.)
  • Ankle and toe joints permit easy installation into even the most rigid footwear
  • Optional sole compression system simulates human weight for realistic evaluation of sole/midsole insulation

Test methods supported

  • ASTM F3426

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