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    ASTM F1900 - 98(2017)

    Standard Test Method for Water Resistance of Footwear Using a Walking Step Simulator

    Active Standard ASTM F1900 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.54

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 Water resistance is a desirable characteristic for many different types of footwear. This test method provides a guide for measuring water resistance under dynamic conditions that closely duplicate normal human walking. The degree of correlation between this test and footwear performance in the field or footwear performance in the SATRA Trough-Water Penetration Test has not been fully determined.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a method of measuring the water resistance of footwear.

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    FIA Test Methods

    No. 1209, Appendix BWhole Shoe Flex in Water

    ASTM Standards

    D2098 Test Method for Dynamic Water Resistance of Shoe Upper Leather by the Dow Corning Leather Tester

    D2099 Test Method for Dynamic Water Resistance of Shoe Upper Leather by the Maeser Water Penetration Tester


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 61.060 (Footwear)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 53110000(Footwear)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F1900-98R17

    Citation Format

    ASTM F1900-98(2017), Standard Test Method for Water Resistance of Footwear Using a Walking Step Simulator, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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