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 our SteriShoe® sanitizers to prevent the lamp from lighting when it is not enclosed in a shoe. Please refer to the Instruction Manual for your specified model for troubleshooting tips on how to overcome the safety features. You may also click here for more information.

Plastic absorbs UVC and renders it ineffective. Our SteriShoe sanitizers are designed to be as open as possible to provide direct UVC exposure to the shoe interior. We are aware of other ultraviolet shoe deodorizers that have the lamp almost completely encased in plastic; the plastic in these products blocks almost all the UVC light from reaching the inside of the shoe.

SteriShoe sanitizers are the only product that has been awarded a Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association for cleaning the inside of shoes. It is also the only product clinically proven to destroy harmful germs inside shoes that can cause foot infections and shoe odor (as published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)

Everyone should, but especially people who have an active foot infection, are immune-compromised, people with stinky shoes and feet and anyone else that wants to be proactive about the health of their feet.  . Think about it, you wash your clothes, you dry clean your clothes, but what do you do to the inside of your shoes? Considering that human feet sweat up to half a pint (that’s 8 ounces!) 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® 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® sanitizer is designed to destroy these bacteria inside shoes.
The SteriShoe® 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® 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.
In clinical studies, shoes are largely believed to be a major cause of foot infections because they are a reservoir for microbes that cause foot infections. This includes the spores and microbes that cause toenail fungus (Onychomycosis). The SteriShoe sanitizer is a clinically proven, safe and easy to use method to sanitize your shoes. Sanitized shoes should reduce exposure to the microorganisms that cause foot infections.
Insert your SteriShoe® sanitizer into your shoe, place in shoe bags provided, and press the on button. The SteriShoe® sanitizer will run for 15 or 45 minutes, depending on the model, and then a timer will automatically turn it off. It’s that simple. Click *here* to see the instruction manuals for the SteriShoe® sanitizer.
The SteriShoe® 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®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® sanitizer destroys bacteria as well.
Shoe odor is primarily caused by bacteria in your shoes. The SteriShoe® 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.
The SteriShoe 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 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 sanitizer is completely chemical free.