SICAR, 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.
The SoleMate database contains details of more than 36,000 items of footwear including sample shoe prints. It is 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.