All maincal footwear is certified by iram 3610, a standard for safety footwear. This standard involves more than 40 different tests, including finished product testing (impact resistance and compression resistance), as well as supply testing (tear resistance of the upper, quarter, lining, tongue, collar, etc.) The fact that these are certified implies that a third party (not maincal)—in this case, iram—checks the quality management system used for product manufacturing, and the products themselves. The latter involves random, periodic sampling of the products, which are sent to a third party lab authorized by the argentine accreditation body (oaa.) Additionally, maincal carries out internal and third party testing on all of its product range, since, in order to be granted the necessary product seal, it is mandatory to have a quality program in place which specifies testing programs. For this reason, there is no testing protocol per se for the footwear, because several tests are carried out—by third parties, by maincal itself, and by iram. The license granted by iram—and which authorizes the use of the product seal—involves an entire system aimed at guaranteeing product quality and compliance with iram 3610 requirements.