Footwear Identification 2018-08-14T01:30:18+00:00

Project Description

Footwear Identification

Identify the make and model of a shoe or boot from its full or partial print to provide valuable information that can identify possible suspects and provide links between crimes.


Shoe print identification and casework management system

SICAR 6, in conjunction with the SoleMate footwear database, is a complete solution for the identification of shoe prints recovered from crime scenes and the management of shoeprint evidence.

A sole pattern coding technique is used to characterize a shoe print. The code set is then searched for in the footwear database for matches.

Searching the SoleMate database to identify footwear is fast and simple with results being displayed in a thumbnail gallery for visual examination.

Once a suspect print has been identified, the information can be used to establish links between crimes and suspects and shared across a network of SICAR installations.


Footwear reference database for identifying scene of crime shoeprints

The SoleMate database contains details of more than 38,000 items of footwear including sample shoe prints.

Updated four times per year with information and images of the latest sports, work and casual footwear from all major brands, SoleMate  provides users with the ability to identify shoe prints from crime scenes.


Streamlined interface for searching the extensive solemate  footwear reference database

SoleMate  FPX VIEWER allows users to quickly and easily identify footwear marks discovered at the crime scene using ‘visual coding’ method employed by SICAR 6.

Using combinations of shapes, patterns, text, and logos to describe the visible characteristics found on a scene of crime shoeprint, it is possible to identify matching items of footwear in SoleMate  in a matter of minutes via the intuitive search interface.

SoleMate  FPX VIEWER incorporates the FPX interface and the complete SoleMate  database archive including details and images of more than 36,000 shoe prints. An annual subscription is available to provide quarterly updates.