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SteriShoe UV Shoe Sanitizer and the Treatment and Prevention of Foot Ailments

Toenail Fungus

This unsightly condition often makes toenails become discolored, thickened, brittle and potentially painful.  Toenail fungus can be difficult to treat though there are a variety of options, from topical preparations to laser treatment.  Regardless of what treatment you opt for, a vital component of your treatment plan must be to sanitize your shoes!  As you treat your toes, if you put them into a shoe that has not been sanitized you are jeopardizing the success of your treatment.  In fact an article in The Journal of Investigative Dermatology states "any treatment directed solely at the feet is inadequate to control the disease. Effective control measures must also include simultaneous eradication of the organisms in shoes.".  Luckily the SteriShoe UV Shoe Sanitizer is available!  It is the only doctor recommended, clinically proven, and chemical free method to kill the germs and fungus in your shoes.  Not only is it vital during treatment, it is an important preventative measure to take to decrease your chance of becoming infected or re-infected after treatment stops.   

Athletes Foot

Itchy skin is a common hallmark of this condition that affects everybody, not just athletes!  The most common cause of athlete's foot is a fungi in the genus Trichophyton.  If you develop athlete's foot your doctor or podiatrist will likely recommend a topical prescription to fight the infection.  This can work very well, however, just like with toenail fungus, if you put your feet back into your shoes you will be fighting an uphill battle and increasing your chances the condition will reoccur.  Did you know that the inside of shoes have been repeatedly found to have more germs than the outside?  What a scary thought!  Luckly the SteriShoe sanitizer is clinically proven to kill the fungus in your shoes.  It is a vital part of treatment

Foot Infections

Unfortunately infections of the feet are common in today's society.  Often this can start from a small opening in our skin, from a cut or other wound, but once it becomes infected we are dealing with a serious problem that threatens not just the health of our foot, but our life.  When a foot infection gets to a certain stage an amputation is the only choice.  Did you know that if the infection gets to a certain level most doctor's will amputate below the knee, not just your foot or ankle? This is because it is much more functional and easy to get a prosthetic leg.  To avoid all this, preventing infections of our feet is vital.  Good foot health and hygeine is important, as is making sure your shoes are clean and healthy.  We wash our feet and our socks, but germs that cause infections are microscopic and live inside our shoes.  Using the SteriShoe UV Shoe Sanitizer is an easy step to take towards optimal foot health!


The Canadian Diabetes Association states over 9 million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes.   If you are one of those 9 million you know that the health of your feet is jeopardized with diabetes.  Over time, diabetics loose the sensation in their feet.  This may sound pleasant, as they will not experience pain, however it is quite scary.  A small wound or cut that a diabetic patient does not feel can easily turn into a nasty infection resulting in one of those amputations we discussed above.  In 2011 over 2000 foot amputations were done as a result of diabetes related complications.  Even scarier than that is the fact that numerous studies have shown that once you've had an amputation, your risk of a second amputation or loss of life due to an infection drastically increases.  Luckily, the SteriShoe UV Shoe Sanitizer is clinically proven to destroy microorganisms in shoes, which is a vital step in decreasing your risk of developing a diabetes related foot complication.  The book Healthy Feet For People With Diabetes recommends the use of a SteriShoe UV Shoe Sanitizer as a daily measure towards good foot health

Shoe Odor

Who hasn't taken off their shoe's at some point and been horrified by the odor coming from them?!   Shoe odor is typically caused by the germs inside them.  The SteriShoe sanitizer kills the germs inside your shoes which is an important step to take in getting rid of shoe odor!  Additionally it comes with a fan to help in the drying of shoes as well as an odor tool which takes scent packs to further help eliminate the smelly shoe problem.