Disinfection of shoes after a fungal infection

This treatment is carried out with special solutions and sprays. In addition, special devices that affect UV spores can help.


nika In any large city there are shops of disinfectants, medical chemistry, professional chemistry. They can be found in regional directories or on the Internet. An example .

The table below lists the disinfectants suitable for disinfecting shoes, their concentration and the duration of soaking.

Only those funds have been selected for which “Handling leather and leatherette shoes”, “Anti-candida and dermatophyte treatment” are clearly indicated in the official instructions:

Title Concentration Example how to dilute Soak time Link to the official instructions
A-des one% 100 ml of the drug per 10 liters of water 15 minutes pdf
Absolucid Diquat one% see above 60 minutes pdf
Abacteril one% see above 30 minutes html
Alpinika five% 0.5 l of the drug per 9.5 l of water 30 minutes pdf
Nick Neodes * 3.5% 350 ml of the drug per 10 liters of water 60 minutes 1 and 2
Ultima 2% 200 ml of the drug per 10 liters of water 30 minutes pdf

It is necessary to make a solution of the specified concentration and soak shoes in it for the time specified in the table. After soaking, rinse the shoes thoroughly in clean water and dry them.

How to do it: a detailed photo report .

Notes (*): Nick is a fairly popular and very wide range of tools. For shoes fit only "Nick Neodes".

Concentrated disinfectant can be quite aggressive, do not let it fall into the eyes or mouth, wash your hands with soap and water after use. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and contact the nearest emergency room. If accidentally swallowed, it is necessary to wash the stomach and also to see a doctor.

Chlorhexidine 1%


Chlorhexidine digluconate is suitable for disinfecting shoes, but only at a concentration of 1% . It is effective against yeast and dermatophytes. Chlorhexidine has no color and smell, so it is very convenient to use. The only negative - it is not easy to get it. In pharmacies, they sell 0.05%, because in greater concentration it is dangerous for mucous membranes, etc.

How to disinfect shoes from the fungus: soak a cotton swab in the solution and wipe the entire inner surface of the shoes with it, paying particular attention to hard-to-reach places. Next, the treated shoes are placed in a plastic bag, tightly tied and left for 3-4 hours. After they expire, 2-3 days are given to drying the shoes.

Complete instruction

You can buy in stores disinfectants, see our photo report .

The synonym for 1% chlorhexidine is Desihand , which, as well as Chlorhexidine, can be found in the shops of medical equipment, medical chemistry, professional dis. means .

Use 1% solution only to disinfect shoes and surfaces.

For rinsing, in the same for the treatment of genitals and open wounds is a solution of 0.05%!


spray mikostop Spray from the fungus for shoes " Mikostop " apply very convenient. It is sprayed overnight on the inner surface of the shoe for 3-5 days. Antifungal treatment should be carried out for all pairs of shoes that were in use after the detection of the fungus and during its treatment. Note that the remedy for fungi on the basis of undecylenamine effective for all fungi responsible for the occurrence of mycoses. Read more ..


Miramistin 500 ml Quite well-known universal antibacterial agent. Sold in pharmacies.

It is used as a local antiseptic, almost odorless, but worth a lot, considering how much it will have to spend even on a pair of shoes. In this sense, the most profitable option - a bottle of 500 ml. Sold infrequently, but more profitable small flakonchikov.

Complete instructions, price, where to buy .

You need to use a 0.1% solution - thoroughly moisten a cotton / gauze pad and soak the entire inner surface of the shoe. After that, let the shoe dry.


The tool destroys the fungus of the genus Candida and dermatophyte fungi, mold fungi. This eliminates the recurrence of the disease due to their own infected shoes. Dezavid also eliminates unpleasant odors and is a powerful antiseptic.

Available as a spray in a 150 ml bottle. Price 200-300 p. in household chemicals stores.

Dezavid Advantages:

  • Hypoallergenic drug (among the components there are no fragrances, alcohol and chlorine).
  • Suitable for shoes from any material, including leather and suede.
  • Odorless.
  • Leaves no marks.

Mode of application:

Option 1. Liberally moisten any cloth or cotton swab with a spray and wipe the inside of the shoe.

Option 2. Spray "Dezavid" at a distance of 30 cm on the inner surface of the shoe. Exposure time - 3-5 minutes. Once the tool is dry, the shoes can be used for its intended purpose.

During treatment with antifungal drugs, the treatment of footwear with nail spray fungus should be daily.


Line - liquid for disinfection A clear blue or green liquid with a smell is active against mushrooms of the genus Trichophyton (dermatophytes), Candida, and mold fungi. Available in solution in bottles and cans with a capacity of 0.5 liters, 1.0 liters, 5 liters and 10 liters.

Often sold in veterinary pharmacies.

Do not use for shoes of white color and light colors!

Mode of application:

Shoes wiped twice with a tampon, abundantly moistened with a solution. After a certain time has elapsed, the inner surface is treated with water and dried. Slippers, bath sandals and other shoes of this type are disinfected by immersion in the Line solution and create obstacles for their ascent. Then the shoes are rinsed with water.

Attention! The concentration of the solution for disinfecting shoes for fungal infections is 0.5% and 0.8%. Footwear treatment for foot fungus is respectively 30 and 15 minutes.


This remedy has a very strong smell, which is undoubtedly its major drawback, but not the main one. It is sometimes advised to use for disinfecting shoes, but remember that the substance is carcinogenic and toxic . With continued use, it has a negative effect on the central nervous system, reproductive organs, respiratory tract, mucous membranes, and integument.


Bicin spray and ampoule The patented nano-complex, protecting shoes from the fungus for 20-40 days, destroys the sharp smell of sweat, destroys harmful bacteria and spores of Candida fungi, mold fungi and dermatophytes. The kit includes: a plastic ampoule of the drug concentrate, spray a bottle of prepared water. The prepared solution can be stored for up to 5 years.

How to handle shoes after the fungus? All the concentrate is poured from the ampoule into the vial with the prepared water, twisted and shaken 5-6 times. The finished solution is sprayed on the inner surface of the shoe. Allowed to spray "Bitsin" on wet shoes. Shoes can be worn immediately after processing. The set is enough for 2-3 processing.

Sold in pharmacies, although not easy to find. It can also be sold in shops for tourists, hunters and fishermen.

Sometimes it is advised to use vinegar to disinfect shoes, but keep in mind that it has a persistent odor that is very difficult to remove. You may not want to wear shoes after such disinfection.


Concentrate "Alaminol" diluted 1: 100 or 5: 100 (it turns out either 1% or 5% solution). The resulting solution is poured into the shoe and immediately poured. Wet shoes leave for 1.5 hours, and then rinsed twice with water from the tap. After drying, shoes can be worn.

The same solution is used for soaking insoles.

Liter fluid costs 300-500 rubles, sold in specialized stores of medical goods and disinfection. means.

Devices for disinfecting shoes

Xenelight Dryer Disinfection of shoes from the fungus can be carried out with special UV devices. They kill the spores of fungi and bacteria, but they do not pose a danger to domestic animals and people. In addition to disinfection, some models also dry shoes.

Timson . According to independent (?) Research, the device, if it is turned on for 6-8 hours, is placed inside the shoe, 100% destroys Candida mushrooms, 99.67% Trichophyton rubrum mushrooms, and 99.87% mushrooms of the genus Trichophyton mentaqrophytes.

Let us leave questions about the accuracy of research, since UV radiation destroys the fungus, it is 100% fact.

It is very simple to use: the device is put into each toe of a shoe for 6-12 hours. At this time, four ultraviolet lamps embedded around the perimeter are affecting the fungal spores in the shoes.

XENELIGHT . The ultraviolet of this device affects the DNA of fungi and kills them at 99.9%. The instructions indicate that the processing of shoes from the fungus will take 5 minutes, so an hour you can disinfect the shoes of all family members.

Gas discharge bactericidal lamps are installed inside the Xneleite. A desiccant is placed in the shoes with the device. Attention! For drying it is necessary to leave desiccants in the shoes for 4-6 hours. The device is suitable for home, sports and model shoes. There is no need to plug it into the socket: it works on 4 AAA batteries (respectively, a pair of shoes will require 8 batteries). They are enough for 2 months of work. In total, the device should work for 5-7 years.


  • Angela :

    Good advice, you need to use and recommend your own. I'll go try for prevention

  • Lyudmila Dmitrievna :

    Thanks for the advice, very useful and necessary knowledge, I discovered for myself today. Thank you again!

  • Lyudmila :

    The tips are useful, but it is not possible to apply, I recommend chlorhexidine 1%, and only 0.05% are sold in pharmacies, and the photo shows just such a percentage, and there are no other drugs in pharmacies in our city, where to buy?

    • Admin :

      Thanks so much for the feedback!

      Article edited. Yes, 1% of chlorhexidine is currently not available in pharmacies, look in the stores of medical equipment and honey. goods, they are in any major city.

      In extreme cases, you can order via the Internet, the links above.

      In addition, chlorhexidine is not the only remedy.

  • Anna :

    In Medtechnika they sell BETADEZ disinfectant. 1l worth 420 rubles, enough for everything and for a long time.
    Table 7 instructions. Modes of shoe disinfection with BETADEZ solution solutions The internal surface of the shoe is wiped twice with a tampon, which is abundantly moistened with a disinfectant 1% solution (table 7) BETADEZ. After an exposure time of 30 minutes, the treated surface is rubbed with water and dried. Bath sandals, slippers are disinfected by immersion in the solution, preventing them from ascending. After disinfection, they are rinsed with water.
    In addition, instead of vinegar essences can be applied apple cider vinegar, after aging the smell wipe shoes with ammonia.

  • Polina :

    Xenelite is just a super thing! I received it as a gift, I confess, I have never even heard of it before, but now I tell everyone about this miracle thing and highly recommend it! And keep the shoes for a longer period, and for the legs comfortable and safe from the fungus due to disinfection

    • Natalia :

      Where do they sell, in which chain of stores does xenelite and timson

    • Elena :

      This is ordinary heat drying, which has nothing to do with UV!
      And yes, UV kills fungi, but only at a specific wavelength.

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