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A hi-tech cure for stinky trainers: ShoeBlast gadget on show at CES 2020 uses a combination of heat and ultraviolet light to eliminate odours The ShoeBlast device was developed with the support of a Kickstarter campaign A combination of moisture and warmth makes shoes susceptible to odours  These are the product of bacteria and fungi growing within the footwear ShoeBlast used hot air circulation and sterilising UV light to tackle these  It can also be used on other kinds of shoe as well as hats, gloves and helmets 

By Ian Randall For Mailonline

Published: 16:36 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 16:36 GMT, 8 January 2020

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A high-tech solution to combat the potent stench of well-worn trainers is being demonstrated at the Consumer Electronic Show 2020.

The so-called 'ShoeBlast' device — made by developers from South Korea's North Gyeongsang Province — eliminates odours using both heat and ultraviolet light. 

The rechargeable, battery-powered device features two cleansing elements that can be pulled out of the ShoeBlast's main body and each inserted into a stinky shoe.

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A high-tech solution to combat the potent stench of well-worn trainers is being demonstrated at the Consumer Electronic Show 2020

A high-tech solution to combat the potent stench of well-worn trainers is being demonstrated at the Consumer Electronic Show 2020

The so-called 'ShoeBlast' device — made by developers from South Korea's North Gyeongsang Province — eliminates odours using both heat and ultraviolet light

The so-called 'ShoeBlast' device — made by developers from South Korea's North Gyeongsang Province — eliminates odours using both heat and ultraviolet light

SHOEBLAST SPECS 

Dimensions: 220x58x58 mm

Weight: 400 g

Method: Hot air circulation & UV light 

Capacity: Two shoes at once 

Power: 15 Wh

Charging time: 180 minutes

Operating time: 60 minutes

Display: LCD 

Price: $199 

Developed by SMARTREUM BANG E Inc, the ShoeBlast is the successful culmination of a Kickstarter-hosted funding drive which concluded in the July of 2016.

The project was supported by 55 backers, to a total pledge of $11,937 — or around £9,100.

As the product's Kickstarter page observes, there are around 250,000 sweat glands on one's feet, each of which release moisture into the shoes we wear.

Coupled with the warm, dark environment around a foot in a shoe, this moisture creates a 'garden of Eden' for bacterial and fungal growth and odour production. 

'Because of moisture, your feet are troubled by athlete's foot, flaking, itchiness,' a ShoeBlast spokesperson said.

'I hope you know these evil germs are already moving inside your shoes,' they added.

'Now, you can defeat the bacteria and moisture that cause stench and chronic discomfort.'

Developed by SMARTREUM BANG E Inc, the ShoeBlast is the successful culmination of a Kickstarter-hosted funding drive which concluded in the July of 2016. The project was supported by 55 backers, to a total pledge of $11,937 — or around £9,100

Developed by SMARTREUM BANG E Inc, the ShoeBlast is the successful culmination of a Kickstarter-hosted funding drive which concluded in the July of 2016. The project was supported by 55 backers, to a total pledge of $11,937 — or around £9,100

The rechargeable, battery-powered device features two cleansing elements that can be pulled out of the ShoeBlast's main body and each inserted into a stinky shoe

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