How to clean and disinfect shoes?
When was the last time you cleaned and disinfected the inside of your shoes? If you wear closed shoes, such as standard business shoes, the answer is most probably ‘never’. Using water to clean your shoes may damage them, shoe sprays only cover bad odors without actually cleaning the shoes and UV light systems simply kill germs without removing residues and dirt particles. Cleaning shoes from the inside helps fight illness-causing bacteria and prevent foot diseases such as athlete’s foot and fungal nails.
Bad odor is caused by bacteria
The common misbelief is that shoe odor is caused by sweat. It is actually bacteria within the shoes that create the typical bad odor. Dust and dirt can build up in the shoes, forming an excellent breeding ground for bacteria and fungus. Depending on the level of activity, the amount of sweat within the shoes can amount to 0.2 liters a day. This humidity combined with bacteria can be the cause of various foot illnesses such as athlete’s foot and fungal nails and bad odor in the shoes. Effectively eliminating bacteria and residues from within the shoes is the only way to significantly and permanently reduce shoe odors.
How to prevent bad odor and foot illnesses?
Starting your day with uncomfortable shoes or aching feet is never good.
Here are a few tips on how to increase the well-being of your feet.
1. Clean your shoes regularly from the inside
To protect your feet from chronic foot diseases, shoes should be cleaned regularly from the inside. Cyber Clean® For Inside Shoes cleaning compound protects your feet against various diseases such as athlete’s foot and fungal nails by removing illness causing bacteria and fungal spores while leaving your shoes smelling fresh.
Whereas traditional sprays and hygiene products only cover the bad odors, Cyber Clean® For Inside Shoes’ unique membrane composition effectively captures dirt as well as eliminates bacteria and fungal spores.
2. Regularly polish your shoes
Use lotion to polish and condition your leather shoes; apply with a soft cloth. Suede shoes on the other hand look best when brushed. You might also want to use a protective spray to waterproof and stainproof your shoes from the outside.
3. Store your shoes in a fresh and dry place
When not being used, make sure to store your shoes in an airy place. It is recommended not to wear the same pair for more than two consecutive days to allow the shoes to dry out completely.