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 SteriShoeÂ® 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 SteriShoeÂ® 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).