If you’re looking for a way to keep your shoes cleaner, you may want to invest in a sanitizing tool that utilizes ultraviolet light to kill germs. For years, hospitals have used devices that emit UV light to kill pathogens on surfaces and in the air. And now, there are versions you can buy specifically made to fit inside shoes (and can even be used to disinfect other small items in your home, too). They’re easy to use, small enough to pack on trips and free of chemicals. To narrow down the options, we rounded up a few UV shoe sanitizers for you to consider. Read on to shop them all.
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1. SteriShoe+ UV Shoe Sanitizer
You can use this powerful device with all different shoe styles. The brand claims it works in just 15 minutes.
Pros: It’ll also dry shoes with a built-in fan and comes with scented pouches. The pair should fit in any shoe size.
Cons: The fan turns on automatically.
2. 59S X5 UV Sanitizer Wand
This lightweight, portable tool is designed to be scanned directly over shoes about five to 10 times to kill germs.
Pros: It features a child safety lock mechanism and automatically powers down after three minutes.
Cons: You should wear sunglasses when using this device to protect your eyes.
3. Green Piece Germ Reaper Ultimate
You also use this cordless UV wand by hovering the rod over the shoes you want to sanitize.
Pros: The device gives you the option of choosing a five or 60-minute sanitation session. It’s easy to recharge.
Cons: Some may find it to be slightly bulky.