Get to Know SteriShoe® BetterDanielle Pierre
Hello, and welcome to the official blog page of SteriShoe! We’re thrilled to have you here with us today and can’t wait to dive into the world of ultraviolet (UV) shoe sanitizers, as well as the many issues related to your foot and shoe health.
Our blog page is your go-source for all things UV shoe sanitizer, shoe bacteria, shoe odor and more. Here, you’ll find all the news, information, tips and other relevant topics you could hope for in your fight for optimal foot and shoe health.
But before we get into all those things, we’d first like to take this opportunity to get to know each other a little bit better. Today, we’ll outline our history, motivations and ultimate goal to become your ally in the fight against shoe odor and bacteria. Let’s get started!
Our beginning was the same as yours. Shoe Care Innovation founder and chairman, Allan Ullman, suffered from Onychomycosis (toenail fungus) and turned toward three courses of treatment using a popular anti-fungal medicine. However, each time the fungus returned. A discussion with his podiatrist revealed a stunning problem — his shoes were reinfecting his feet!
Because fungus lives in our shoes in the form of spores — even if you don’t wear the shoes for months at a time — the dormant spores awaken when the environment inside the shoe becomes ideal for them. As a solution-oriented person, Allan knew there had to be a better way to fight his and other similar foot complications.
Allan, already having five U.S. patents and 30 years of experience in commercial lighting, invented the world’s first ultraviolet (UV) shoe sanitizer. Allan’s son, Adam, used his insight as a third-generation inventor and entrepreneur to develop and commercialize our UV shoe sanitizer, called SteriShoe.
Adam Ullman continues to run Shoe Care Innovations as president and CEO, with more than 80,000 satisfied customers. Our success helped us pioneer our second-generation UV shoe sanitizer, the SteriShoe+.
Why Choose SteriShoe® UV Shoe Sanitizer?
Historically, there have been a number of other treatments to try and help correct various foot complications related to bacterial infections. However, many of these solutions only treat the byproduct, not the source itself — your dirty shoes!
SteriShoe works to effectively eliminate the germs and bacteria that cause the foot complications you may face, helping both get rid of the existing issue and preventing them from returning. Let’s take a look at a few common foot complications SteriShoe can effectively address.
Toenail Laser: Laser treatment is effective at getting rid of stubborn fungus, however, the investment in the procedure does you little good if you put your feet right back into the germ-filled shoes that helped contribute to the problem in the first place. Our SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer eliminates 99.9% of the germs that live in your shoe, so you don’t reinfect your feet.
Toenail Fungus: Chemical sprays and powders may mask shoe odors, but only SteriShoe is clinically proven to kill 99.9% of germs and disinfect your shoes through ultraviolet (UVC) light. Stop exposing your feet to dangerous conditions in the first place and use our UV shoe sanitizer to create a healthy interior environment in your shoes and keep your feet safer.
Athlete’s Foot: This may come as a surprise to you, but one in 10 Americans suffer from stubborn athlete’s foot. There are antifungal ointments and sprays to treat your athlete’s foot, but it often comes back. Why? Your shoes are a breeding ground for bacteria! Our UV shoe sanitizer eliminates the germs at the source, backed by clinical studies for SteriShoe’s effectiveness.
Shoe Odor: The dark, damp environment inside our shoes is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Microorganisms thrive in such conditions, resulting in foul shoe odor. Both embarrassing and gross, you don’t have to throw the shoes out! SteriShoe kills the bacteria in your shoes through safe UVC light, reducing shoe odor and the potential foot complications that can follow.
What the Experts Have to Say About SteriShoe®
You don’t have to only take our word for it. We’ve been featured on several national television broadcasts and respected print publications like Good Morning America and The Wall Street Journal. SteriShoe is also a preferred method of supportive treatment for doctors. Here are what a couple medical professionals have to say about our UV shoe sanitizer, but read more on our testimonials page.
Bryan C. Markinson, DPM
Chief, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery – The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City
“Footwear disinfection is an important but often neglected consideration in the prevention of recurrent foot infections. This is especially important in diabetics and circulation-impaired patients. Shoe Care Innovations has answered the call for reliable disinfection of footwear with the invention and development of the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer.”
Mark Spier, DPM
PinPointe Reference Provider
“I have been a podiatrist for over 25 years. In April of 2009, our practice implemented the SteriShoe sanitizer as an integral component for our laser treatment of onychomycosis (toenail fungus). The SteriShoe is the part of the treatment protocol to prevent re-infection from contaminated footwear since shoes are considered to be a major cause of reinfection.
“Our patients like the SteriShoe sanitizer because it is easy to use and it doesn’t use chemicals. I like the SteriShoe sanitizer because it has been an excellent way to continue to grow our practice and provide better care for our patients. We’re delighted and proud to require SteriShoe as part of our treatment protocol for onychomycosis and highly recommend the product. The company continues to further its research and it stands behind its product.”
Try SteriShoe® Today!
Clinically proven to eliminate up to 99.9% of the germs and bacteria in your shoes that cause a number of foot issues such as shoe odor, athlete’s foot or toenail fungus. SteriShoe® is the most effective UV shoe sanitizer available. In fact, our product is so effective at eliminating germs and bacteria in your shoes, it earned the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance.We’re so confident in the effectiveness of our SteriShoe+ and SteriShoe Essential, you can try our UV shoe sanitizer risk-free for 30 days! We have more than 80,000 satisfied customers and an excellent rating on Amazon by actual customers just like you. Get your SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer today!