Perfect for keeping smelly, sweaty shoes and trainers clean and healthy
This is an innovative foot care product that provides a healthier environment for your feet by sanitising the inside of your shoes. It’s clinically proven to be effective in killing up to 99.9% of problematic microorganisms causing infections of the foot.
Using germicidal ultraviolet light (UVC), the SteriShoe® shoe sanitiser kills the organisms that cause toe nail fungus, Athlete’s foot and shoe odour. Plus, SteriShoe® is:
The patented SteriShoe® sanitizer uses germicidal ultraviolet (UVC) light. The UVC light emitted by SteriShoe® is clinically proven to destroy microorganisms which will sanitize the inside of your shoes by killing 99.9% of the microbes that cause toenail fungus, athlete’s foot and offensive shoe odour. The UVC light method of killing bacteria/microorganisms has been used for decades in a variety of settings including hospitals and water treatment systems.
Sweat from feet, along with the warm dark environment of your shoes causes them to become a breeding ground for the fungus and bacteria that cause not only toenail fungus, but also, athlete’s foot, and shoe odour.
Easy to use
When you take off your shoes just insert the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer into your shoes as you would insert a normal shoe tree, place in the bag provided. A simple press of a button starts a 45 minute treatment cycle. After 45 minutes up to 99.9% of the harmful microbes that can cause toenail fungus, athlete’s foot and offensive shoe odour are destroyed.
The UVC light is a powerful germicide. To prevent people from coming in direct contact with UVC light, the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer includes several safety features. First, a compression sensor requires that the SteriShoe® ultraviolet shoe sanitizer be in a shoe and slightly compressed. If the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer is treating a shoe and it is removed from the shoe, the compression sensor will shut the UVC light off. Second, an ambient light sensor pre-scans the environment before allowing the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer to turn on. If the ambient light sensor detects a dark environment, the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer will turn on; however, if enough light is detected it will not turn on. Two shoe bags are provided along with 2 straps for sandals or open back shoes so a user can compress and provide a dark environment for the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer to function safely.
Every human foot has more than 250,000 sweat glands and sweats up to eight ounces per day, and for some even more. The sweat causes your shoes to become a breeding ground for the microbes that cause athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, and odour.
SteriShoe® is a safe, easy, and convenient way to ensure your feet – and inside of your shoes – stay healthy and clean!
You wash your clothes and underwear every day! Well, the SteriShoe® dry cleans, deodorises and sterilises the inside of your shoes!
A number of fungi cause infections like athlete’s foot. People who suffer from athlete’s foot need treatment to cure the infection. It is scientifically proven that footwear is a common source of infection and re-infection for athlete’s foot. The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer is recommended by doctors as a chemical free method of killing fungi and fungal spores in your shoes.
Shoes provide the moist, dark and warm environment for bacteria to strive. Unpleasant shoe odour is caused by bacteria living inside your shoes. The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer is recommended by doctors as a chemical free method to kill bacteria in your shoes, reducing shoe odour and destroying the root cause of the odour problem – the bacteria.
Toenail fungus is another fungal infection affecting the nails of people of all ages. People who suffer from toenail fungus need treatment to cure the infection. It is proven scientifically that footwear is a breading ground of infection and re-infection for toenail fungus. The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer is the doctor recommended chemical free method to kill fungi and fungal spores in your shoes, and help maintain healthy feet after your treatment.
Doctors and Podiatrists tell people with diabetes to be proactive about the health and care of their feet. Diabetes often causes poor blood circulation which can lead to loss of sensation. Pain tells our bodies that something is wrong, but when we cannot feel pain, an untreated blister or a sore can develop into a foot ulcer. When left untreated, a diabetic foot ulcer can result in an amputation, and there are approximately 86,000 diabetic related amputations annually. The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer is clinically proven to destroy microorganisms in shoes using germicidal ultraviolet light (UVC). SteriShoe® is an important daily regime for all people with diabetes to keep their feet healthy.
Does the UV light treat the whole shoe?
The UV light is designed to treat the toe part of the shoe, as this is where the bacteria and fungal spores breed…. dark warm places. The heal end of the shoe can air and see light so has the opportunity to dry out allowing that area to breath more.
What can I do about my sandals or low back heels?
SteriShoe comes with 2 velcro straps so you can compress the SteriShoe to activate it. Then just place the SteriShoe and sandals in the bag and close to darken. If you open the bag before the SteriShoe has done its job (approx 45mins) the SteriShoe’s safety feature will automatically shut off, so you will have to re start the process.
Who should use the SteriShoe® ultraviolet shoe sanitizer?
Everyone should, but especially people with diabetes, nail fungus (onychomycosis), athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), and bad shoe odor. Athletes, runners, sports people should all use the SteriShoe to ensure their feet are protected against infection and odour. Think about it, you wash your clothes and your socks, but what do you do to the inside of your shoes? Considering that human feet sweat up to half a pint per day, it’s good hygiene to clean the inside of your shoes. Unfortunately, people who have diabetes need to be very proactive about their foot health. One study has shown that people who have diabetes are over 150 times more likely to require an amputation if they develop a foot infection. People with nail fungus and athlete’s foot are potentially reinfecting themselves when they put their shoes on. The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer is proven to destroy the fungi that cause nail fungus and athlete’s foot. Shoe odor is a byproduct from certain bacteria. The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer is designed to destroy these bacteria inside shoes.
Is the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer good for smelly shoes and does it help with smelly feet as well?
The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer is applied to the smelly shoes only. Just like you wash your socks, you need to clean your shoes. The offensive shoe smell is an indication of odor-causing bacteria living in your shoes. The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer eliminates up to 99.9% of odor causing bacteria in shoes. Sanitizing the inside of your shoes is a great way to provide a cleaner and healthier environment for your feet.
What does the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer do for people with sweaty feet?
The human foot has 250,000 sweat glands and we sweat up to one pint per day into our shoes. Shoe and foot odor causing bacteria thrive in this environment. The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer is the doctor recommended chemical free method to clean the inside of your shoes. The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer solves the bacteria problem in your shoes that is brought about by sweaty feet.
How does SteriShoe complement other treatments for toenail fungus and athletes foot?
Use the SteriShoe® ultraviolet shoe sanitizer in conjunction with your other treatment. The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer will not cure your infection, but it will provide a cleaner environment for your feet. Fungi are very resilient and can live in your shoe as spores, even if you don’t wear a shoe for months. Think of a spore as a seed. Once you start to wear your shoe again, the perspiration and heat from your foot will cause the spores to grow. The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer destroys the fungi and other microorganisms inside shoes.
How does the SteriShoe ultraviolet shoe sanitizer work?
The SteriShoe® ultraviolet shoe sanitizer uses a specific wavelength of ultraviolet C light that is germicidal (253.7 nm). This is commonly called “germicidal UV” or “UVC.” UVC is emitted by the sun, but it is completely filtered by our atmosphere. Germicidal ultraviolet light is proven to destroy 99.9% of targeted microorganisms. We have tested the SteriShoe® ultraviolet shoe sanitizer with the number one, two, and three fungi that cause nail fungus and athlete’s foot and verified these results. Shoe odor is caused by bacteria and we have verified that the SteriShoe® ultraviolet shoe sanitizer destroys bacteria as well. Insert the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer into your shoe, connect the AC power adaptor, and press the on button. The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer will run for 45 minutes and then a timer will automatically turn it off. After that, you can remove it from your shoe or leave it in there, like a standard shoe tree, to help support the shape of your shoe. It’s that simple.
How does the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer help with shoe odor or smelly shoes?
Shoe odor is primarily caused by bacteria in your shoes. The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer helps remove the source of shoe odor and smelly shoes by destroying up to 99.9% of the bacteria in your shoe using UV germicidal light.
Why is the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer better at fighting shoe odor than other methods?
The SteriShoe shoe sanitizer is very convenient to use. It works like a shoe tree and takes seconds to insert into a shoe. It is activated with a simple push of a button. Unlike chemical sprays and powders that mask odor, germicidal UV light (UVC) is a safe, proven and powerful way to kill bacteria and microorganisms. The SteriShoe shoe sanitizer harnesses this germicidal UVC light to kill up to 99.9% of the shoe odor causing bacteria in your shoes. Sprays and powders will also fill your shoe cushioning. As there is no way to wash your shoes, these chemicals will never come out of your shoes and essentially become a chemical bath for your feet. The SteriShoe shoe sanitizer is completely chemical free.
What safety features does the SteriShoe® ultraviolet shoe sanitizer have?
Ultraviolet light can be harmful if you look at it or bring it close to your skin. For these reasons, we have designed safety features into the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer to prevent the lamp from lighting when it is not enclosed in a shoe.
How often do I have to treat smelly shoes for the shoe odor to go away?
1-2 treatments with the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer should be sufficient to initially eliminate the odor causing bacteria from your shoes. We recommend using the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer after each time you wear a pair of shoes. Daily use guarantees that you always put your feet into a clean pair of shoes.
How long will the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer last?
The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer has a one year limited warranty. The lamp, which is designed to last 2000-3000 hours, can treat your shoes once a day for up to seven years (although we recommend changing the bulb every two years to ensure proper effectiveness).