SteriShoe sterilizes and gets rid of shoe odors

by Ally


SteriShoe may be a product that some might think is taking things too far.  However, if you’ve ever worn workboots or know someone that does, I doubt you question that it’d be a great idea for some people.  Some of the reason being that you just wish you could get rid of the smell, the other part being that you really do wonder sometimes how much bacteria gets built up inside of a pair of shoes you never wash.

Sure, we wear socks and wash those, but as the manufacturers of SteriShoe point out, the average person’s foot sweats up to a ½ a pint per foot on a daily basis.  If you get to thinking too much about that, it is a bit gross.  Plus with this it’ll make sure to kill microorganisms that cause athlete’s foot, nail fungus, and of course shoe odor.  To use it, just flip it on for 45 minutes and the ultraviolet light will go to work.  These are sold in pairs and you have to choose your shoe size.  Since it costs $129.95 per pair, it seems highly unlikely someone would be able to purchase one of these for more than one person in the family.

Source: GizmoWatch

7 reviews or comments

Nick Says: December 2, 2009 at 4:56 pm

This is a funky looking shoe, it looks more like the Appstand for your iPhone

bren Says: December 4, 2009 at 12:24 pm

If you’ve ever been in the bleachers seated in the vicinity of someone’s stinky sneakers, you understand why this product gets my vote!

John Says: February 7, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I found this on Amazon also. This thing is great to prevent infections with toe nail fungus. I consider to odor fighting capabilities a nice side benefit.

Bobby Shoe Says: February 28, 2010 at 1:03 pm

This seems a great solution for people with diabetes. What a straight forward way to reduce the infection risk on your feet. Having researched this now I see a lot of DPMs recommending this for odor/fungus related problems. Have people seen this in relation to diabetes? I would appreciate a comment and/or pointer. Rob

Kman Says: November 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Of course, you can buy a UVC lamp and stick it in the shoe for under $15. The UV light sterilizes very efficiently and rapidly and the ozone it gives off kills odor. it’s a cheap technology, just don’t look into the bulb or you will get pink eye very quickly. It is detrimental to your vision to look into UVC bulbs.

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