There is no other UVC shoe sanitizer or deodorizer that has been awarded a Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association
or that has a clinical study published in a peer reviewed medical journal (see The Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association July/August 2012 issue). Unlike an "As Seen On TV" product that claims to use UV inside a shoe, our data and claims have never been determined to be false or misleading.
UVC works when microorganisms are directly exposed to UVC light. Plastic blocks UVC from reaching the microorganism. No other product directly exposes
a shoe to UVC light.
Chemicals in a shoe! Do you want to bathe your feet in chemicals? Once you add a spray or powder to a shoe there is no way to get it out. If you think that allowing the chemical to "dry out" makes an effective option, keep in mind that the sweat from your feet will reconstitute the chemicals and this creates
a chemical bath for your feet. Also:
There is no data for any chemical being used to treat a shoe.
Chemicals are toxic! The most popular household disinfectant says "do not use on clothing
or in direct contact with skin." Other sprays and powders state "not for application on the human body" and
"use in a well ventilated area." Some of these products use formalin – the same chemical know to cause cancer and
is used to preserve specimens.
How much of a chemical should you use and would you use it daily if you need to seal it in a bag for 48 hours?
The SteriShoe sanitizer adds nothing to the shoe. The UVC is a controlled dose so shoes are properly sanitized
after every 45 minute treatment. The SteriShoe sanitizer automatically turns itself off after a full treatment,
and then you are ready to go. No further drying time and no worry about what’s left behind. You can use it daily or even multiple times throughout the day.