As our world continues to urbanize and globalize, the danger posed by infectious diseases continues to grow. Pathogens are becoming more resilient, more contagious, and more dangerous. ShoeTizer was created to protect people from one of the most common methods of transmission in today's world: shoe soles.
ShoeTizer was founded by Dillon George, a Tennessee-based entrepreneur, husband, and father of four. Dillon and his wife have long maintained a strict "shoes-off" policy in their house, but in 2019 he got curious about shoe-borne germs and began doing his own independent research about the topic.
Dillon was shocked by what he learned. The science of shoe contamination is clear: shoes are a major source of transmission for bacteria and viruses in the modern world. He quickly realized that trying to make sure everyone takes their shoes off at home just isn't enough.
What about guests, children, and contractors? What about places where you can't take off your shoes—like the workplace, doctor's offices, gyms, or in the car?
Thus the ShoeTizer, the world's first comprehensive solution for shoe contamination and shoe-borne pathogens, was born.
Shoes carry all kinds of bacteria, viruses, toxins, and even fungi on their soles. Statistically, you likely have at least one of these bacteria living on your shoes right now, if you’ve worn them in public sometime over the past couple weeks.
The science is clear: we’re tracking around dangerous germs with every every step we take. Bad shoe hygiene is making us sick.