SteriShoe Ultraviolet Shoe Sanitizer Review

October 13, 2011 · 3 comments

Disclaimer: FootsourceMD sent me this product to review, however I am under no obligation to do so nor to make the review positive. This review reflects my personal opinion about this product.

When FootsourceMD contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying out one of their products I of course said “sure” - who doesn’t want to try out something new? The question was - which of their products should I take a look at? After checking out my options I settled on the SteriShoe, an Ultraviolet shoe sanitizer.

Before I share my personal experience with the SteriShoe, here is some general information about it.

The SteriShoe® ultraviolet shoe sanitizer is the world’s first product to safely and effectively sanitize the inside of your shoes without using chemicals. By using germicidal ultraviolet light (“UVC”), the SteriShoe® ultraviolet shoe sanitizer kills microorganisms that cause athlete’s foot, nail fungus, and shoe odor.

The SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer is sold in pairs so you treat a pair of shoes with each application. The treatment time is 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, the germicidal lamp automatically turns off and the SteriShoe® shoe sanitizer supports the shape of your shoe like a regular shoe tree.

We wash our clothes and we dry-clean our clothes. Given the fact that we sweat up to ½ a pint a day per foot, it’s a good thing we can finally sanitize the inside of our shoes with the SteriShoe® ultraviolet shoe sanitizer.

People with diabetes must be proactive about the health of their feet. Using the SteriShoe® ultraviolet shoe sanitizer provides a healthier environment for feet inside shoes.

Each order includes: A pair of SteriShoe® shoe sanitizers, 2 shoe bags, 2 UVC lamps, and a power cord.

The SteriShoe sanitizer is an innovative foot care product that provides a healthier environment for your feet by sanitizing the inside of your shoes. It’s clinically proven to be effective in killing up to 99.9% of problematic microorganisms! Using germicidal ultraviolet light (UVC), the SteriShoe shoe sanitizer kills the organisms that cause:
- Toe nail fungus
- Athlete’s foot
- Offensive shoe odor

Plus, SteriShoe is:
-Accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association
-Very easy, safe and convenient to use
-Completely chemical and drug free
-A must for diabetics as part of their general foot care regimen

My Experience

I decided that I would test my new shoe sanitizer out on the nastiest, stinkiest shoes we have in the house - a pair of my son’s soccer shoes.

The process of using the SteriShoe is very easy, you simply put the device into each shoe and then seal each one into their specially designed bag.

Then you plug it into a power outlet and turn on the “on” button and you let it do it’s thing for 45 minutes, after which the device will turn itself off.

According to the SteriShoe FAQ it should only take 1-2 treatments before the odor from the shoes is eliminated. That was not my experience exactly, however after 2 treatments there did seem to be a lessening of odor. Remember, these are a pretty tough test case! I’m not sure why I thought they would smell like new shoes after just a couple treatments, obviously that should not be the expectaton.

In the end it was probably not wise to use soccer shoes as a test case because they really are an unusual case. My own feet certainly don’t smell like roses, and I’m sure I could have noticed a difference more easily with them.

If you are looking to promote good foot health you may want to try the SteriShoe Ultraviolet Shoe Sanitizer.

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Mike Bluestone October 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Thats a serious piece of equipment in terms of deodorizing shoes! I cant imagine needing something like that but I guess some people do.

Have you ever smelled a hockey bag? I never smelled a stronger odder. I simply fill a bath tub with soap and water and let the equipment sit for several hours. Rinse, sprinkle talcum pouter, and let dry Usually does the trick.

Mike Bluestone October 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Hey John, these cartoons you have are fantastic! Do you make them yourself? Is art a part of your occupation or just a hobby?

John's Weight Loss Blog October 15, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Thanks Mike - I actually work with a cartoonist on those cartoons, I have zero art ability! Send me an email if you want a referral.

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