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SteriShoe Ultraviolet Shoe Sanitizer

Written By: Dr. Kirk Koepsel DPM Editor, PodiatryNetwork.com

Description

The patented SteriShoe ultraviolet shoe sanitizer is the first product that safely and effectively sanitizes the inside of shoes by using germicidal ultraviolet (UVC) light. The SteriShoe sanitizer is an important part of complete treatment for people who suffer from athlete's foot (tinea pedis), toenail fungus (onychomycosis), or offensive shoe odor. It is also recommended for those with diabetes and anyone who is concerned about the general daily hygiene of their feet.

SteriShoe

Why SteriShoe?
Each human foot has more than 250,000 sweat glands and sweats up to eight ounces per day. This sweat causes your shoes to become breeding grounds for the microbes that cause athlete's foot, toenail fungus, and odor. SteriShoe is a safe, easy, and convenient way to ensure your feet - and inside of your shoes - stay healthy and clean!

Benefits

Athlete's Foot
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 the doctor recommended chemical free method to kill fungi and fungal spores in your shoes.

Shoe Odor
Shoes provide the moist, dark and warm environment necessary for bacteria to strive. Unpleasant shoe odor is caused by bacteria in your shoes. The SteriShoe shoe sanitizer is the doctor recommended chemical free method to kill bacteria in your shoes, reducing shoe odor by eliminating the root cause of the odor problem (the bacteria).

Toenail fungus
Toenail fungus is another fungal infection affecting the feet of people of all ages. People who suffer from toe nail fungus need treatment to cure the infection. It is proven scientifically that footwear is a source of infection and re-infection for toenail fungus. The SteriShoe shoe sanitizer is doctor recommended. It is a chemical free method to kill fungi and fungal spores in your shoes, and help maintain healthy feet after your treatment.

Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association urge people with diabetes to be proactive about the health 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 measure for all people with diabetes to keep their feet healthy.

How Does It Work

Clinically Proven
The patented SteriShoe sanitizer uses germicidal ultraviolet (UVC) light to sanitize the inside of your shoes by killing 99.9% of the microbes that cause toenail fungus, athlete's foot and offensive shoe odor. UVC has been used as a germicide for decades in a variety of settings including hospitals and water treatment systems. The UVC light emitted by SteriShoe is clinically proven to destroy microorganisms.

Effective
Sweat from feet causes shoes to become breeding grounds for the fungus and bacteria that cause toenail fungus, athlete's foot, and odor. When you take off your shoes you can insert the SteriShoe shoe sanitizer into your shoes as you would insert a normal shoe tree. 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 odor are destroyed.

Safe
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 in every box so a user can cover their open-toed shoes and sandals to provide a dark environment for the SteriShoe shoe sanitizer.

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