Don’t just mask foul odors from your footwear when you can practically eliminate bad smells entirely. There are plenty of slip-in fragrance inserts that help provide a more pleasant scent, but some of the causes associated with stench might require extra-strength deodorizers with bells and whistles that do more than just treat shoe stench.
Shoe deodorizer machines to the rescue. They can sanitize and remove dampness, sweat and other problems associated with stinky conditions in a variety of footwear, including boots, sneakers, dress shoes and more. As a bonus, deodorizing devices for shoes are relatively small, easy to operate and hardly make a sound. Read on to see some of our favorite products.
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1. Kooder Boot & Shoe Dryer
This device will heat up and sanitize sneakers, dress shoes and more. It's also large enough to slip in bigger shoe sizes for an all-around treatment.
Pros: The Kooder device plugs into an outlet and is designed to withstand 20KG strength to prevent disconnection. Heat is evenly distributed through air holes in the slip-in portion while temperature control settings allow for shoes to dry out completely without overheating and damaging the materials. It takes nearly an hour for slightly damp shoes to dry, and wet shoes can take around three hours.
Cons: Heavy-duty footwear like hiking boots or footwear that has been immersed in water could take a much longer time to dry than average shoes. Although heat is produced, the device doesn't circulate air via fan.
2. Boaite Deodorizer
Big things really do come in small packages like the Shoe for Uv Deodorizer, which offers a lightweight, easy-to-pack option for deodorizing and drying shoes on the go via lightbulb heat.
Pros: At only 1.3 inches wide and 4.1 inches long, the size makes it an ideal option for traveling and storing. The bulb's ultraviolet radiation light helps to dry shoes of all sorts of materials and silhouettes, sterilize and prevent odor. According to the brand, the heat generated by the bulbs sanitizes 99.9% of the shoe.
Cons: The bulbs generate heat that might not be strong enough to dry large boots, and although the bulbs have a long-lasting life, they do need to be replaced.
3. Lavieair Shoe Dryer
Deodorizing shoes is a breeze, literally, with Lavieair's electric shoe dryer. Its duo of hooks allows you to hang your shoes, where the tubes use warm, radiant air to eliminate odor from toe to heel.
Pros: The device is noise-free and produces only enough heat to gently warm — and not damage — fabrications with too-hot temperatures. It also has a low energy output of only 36 watts.
Cons: You may have to leave some shoes to dry overnight for maximal effect, and there is no timer — so you'll have to turn it off manually.
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