I hate dirty shoes, and so when I saw this product offered, I jumped at the chance to try it out. Who wants dirty shoes and stinky insoles, right? When the package arrived, we immediately opened it up and got to work on a pair of shoes that were good quality, but dirty - inside and outside.
Cyber Clean Shoe RX is a bright orange goo that is sort of translucent, and a similar consistancy to silly putty. It contains a cleaning solvent that is designed to clean and sanitize shoes. The sticky putty is supposed to draw up dirt and debris and the orange scented solvent is supposed to remove stains and leave the shoes clean, and sweet smelling. The instructions were short and clear: just press the orange goo in, and on the shoes and watch the magic happen.
It was a good idea, if only it had worked! I started gently, and when I saw that this was not effective, I was more agressive - pushing the Cyber Clean hard and holding it in the area I wanted to clean. The goo was pressed in firmly and held long enough to slightly dampen the shoes. At first we thought it was doing something - the orange scent transferred into the shoe and the dirty surface seemed dark with damp cleaning solvent. I waited for the solvent to dry and reveal a freshly cleaned shoe. But as the dampened shoes dried, the same old stains and odor returned. They looked and smelled exactly the way they did before we started to clean them.
The good news is that it is inexpensive, and didn't do any harm to the shoe. In the end, all we lost was the time we spent trying to clean a dirty shoe with an ineffective product. I do not recommend this product.