The NIST OSAC Footwear and Tire Subcommittee published their first official document in July 2019. The publication is a terminology standard (Terminology Used for Forensic Footwear and Tire Evidence) which replaced the SWGTREAD Standard for Terminology Used for Forensic Footwear and Tire Impression Evidence (published in March 2013).

This publication was a long time coming and the result of a lot of hard work by a small group of dedicated forensic footwear/tire professionals. The subcommittee had their inaugural meeting in 2014, but it wasn't until 5 years later that subcommittee members realized the fruits of their labor. They should be commended for their hard work and determination, both of which were required to see this publication to fruition.

Watch the ASB website for future drafts for comment and publications related to the collection, preservation and examination of footwear and tire impression evidence.