Panasonic Corporation will be introducing new device to eliminate unpleasant shoe odors in Japan on September 20, 2018
That unpleasant odor from shoes for use is caused due to bacteria on the wearer’s skin that feed on sweat and produce isovaleric acid. The smell can be masked with inserts, anti-bacterial soap feet or by avoiding use of same pair of running shoes too often. Panasonic the MS-DS100 shoe deodorizer is equipped with ‘nanoe X’ that generates 10 times more hydroxyl (OH) radicals than ‘nanoe’ to eliminate shoe odors.
The MS-DS100 is placed in the shoes and the device generates ion particles, which contains hydroxil radicals from six outlets in the detachable caps and starts flooding the footwear from heel to toe. The 170 x 92 x 246 mm (6.7 x 3.6 x 9.7 in) device doesn’t exactly rush through deodorizing cycles. A normal mode takes 5 hours to rid the shoes of pungent odors, while the long 7 hour mode is used as a kind of deep clean cycle to remove stubborn smells.
Panasonic suggests that users should set the MS-DS100 running before going to bed, so they can wake up to a pair of fresh-smelling shoes the next morning. The unit has an integrated battery for use away from a wall outlet, and Panasonic says that either operating mode costs less than US$ 0.009 per cycle. However, price of the device is not disclosed yet and for now it will only be available for sale in Japan.