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Description: Wooden exercise sandals.
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becky56 - July 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a pair. They were very popular around '72. But talk about pain! They killed your feet till you got used to wearing them!
Melody - December 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Loved these sandals!!! so cute and came in lots of colors. They were supposed to "exercise" your legs as you walked in them. Brilliant!
Chelsie11 - March 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I really dont know if i would like these sandals to wear but they look really cute.
crazy amy - August 07, 2008 - Report this comment
those thing were such a HUGE hit and a very big status symbol in middle school.
Melissa - September 08, 2008 - Report this comment
They hurt like the dickens and I just couldn't stand them! I had a pair years later and they removed that hump and they were much more comfortable!
Kim - November 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved them and they where so cheap to buy, now there thirty some dollars.
hippie dippie - February 02, 2009 - Report this comment
When I first got these I hated them, they killed my feet. Once I got used to them I wore them all the time, and my legs did get alot firmer. You used to see them being sold in every drug store around and now you can't find them anywhere. Oh, you can find the new kind that doesn't have the bump under the toe but it's the bump that does your legs good. I wore mine for so long that the heel area was worn down all the way through the rubber sole part and was wearing down the wood part. I NEED SOME NEW, OLD STYLE DR SCHOLLS.
michael - March 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree with hippie dippie, the originals of the 70s and 80s were to be found in every drug store or major chain, the ones they make today are far from the originals, I've worn them since I was a teen and still wear them proudly today, my natural wheat are my favorites, dr scholls were worn by everybody back in the day, every other person had them on including the men like myself, they can be found on ebay for bidding, if your a true scholl lover you know what to look for on ebay, i've purchesed several pairs at a steal, even the red white and blue ones [remember those],so all you die hard fans of the originals keep the fad going. The best sandal ever made
david - April 01, 2009 - Report this comment
i am a guy 40 years old and have been wearing them sinc junior high,my girlfriend at the time always wore them and got me started wearing them and still wear them all the time
gail - May 01, 2009 - Report this comment
haha...yes, mine had a blue strap. Your toes had to really grip the 'bump' which really did tone your muscles. My sister stepped off a curb and slid off of hers in college..she broke her foot due to these!
mikey n - May 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I worked in Reads Drug Store chain in the summer of 1973. Every high school girl had a pair. I still believe Dr Scholls sandals make a women very attractive. Anyone else feel this way? Wish one day they make a comeback.
Sockless1 - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I am one of the few men who wear these regularly. I get nothing but compliments, usually from women whose attention is drawn to the snapping of the wood against my soles or the clacking down concrete or wooden steps. They are super comfortable, except in winter when my bare toes get a little cold.
flowerchild - August 06, 2009 - Report this comment
in my small town, they couldn't be found. Visiting my sisters in Richmond, VA, we couldn't find them anywhere until we went to the seediest red-light district & I fearfully ran into a run-down drug store w/ homeless hobos & weirdos standing around outside & snapped up a pair of RED ones....I hated red, but that's what they had & I HAD to have them! Oh the exhilaration I felt! I missed the hump when took them off. It felt weird w/OUT it 1ce you got used to it!
Marly - November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
This was the shoe every girl had to have. I didn't know men wore them too. Best clog ever.
Tommivercetti - January 24, 2010 - Report this comment
A very sexy shoe in my opinion girls !!! keep wearing them !!!
Pete - March 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I have several pairs and wear them regularly year round without socks. I started wearing them regularly when my wife complimented me on how good they look especially when I began shaving my legs.
Andrew - April 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Scholl made the pescura unisex flat sole sandal with a black or brown strap and a special painted footbed version a couple of years ago in their range. I bought some from the Scholl internet site. They don't make them anymore. Shame.
Nancy - May 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I got my first pair in the early seventies together with my fist glasses. I loved those sandals but I didn't want to wear my glasses. My mum decided that I only was allowed to wear my Scholls, when I was in glasses. I got used to the glasses very quickly!
Izzy - June 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm 41 and bought a pair of the red ones back in 1983 during a Zayre closeout on the northwest side of Chicago for $10. I drove my family nuts with the clickity clock noise they made each time I took a step and I loved every comfortable minute of it. I wore them until I got married in 1995! They were too worn out to keep. Today, I'm ordering the newer version, the "Barbie" edition...still in red. I'm sure I'll feel like a kid again wearing them.
heeled - June 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm another guy who wears Dr. Scholls heeled sandals regularly, year round, and whose bare toes get cold in the snow.
NICKL - June 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I am also a guy wearing Pescura. I do wear the flat pescura for more than a decade. When I visit Italy I always buy a pair of Scholl pescura. My girlfriend likes them also so I have bought her a hilled pescura. Love to wear them allday long in summer. I have not received any comment from my friends, however nobody seems to be interesting in buying one pair.
Kim Gallagher - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I also had a pair with a blue strap. They took a while to get used to. I can't beleive how much they cost now, I think mine back in the mid seventies cost about $5.00.
Kim - July 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I always love to wear them when it was very hot but I seem to alway be the one to step in someone sticky bubblegum with my heels and let me tell you it is very hard to walk when the heels of your sandals is getting stuck to the hot pavement or asphalt.
Michelle - July 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Hay Kim I got the same problem with bubblegum stuck my heels.Ill go out with my girlfriends and Ill be laughing and talking with them then I go to move my left leg and it is stuck Im like OMG Im so stuck I dont know if my girlfriend stuck it next to me or lucky me just found bubblegum by stepping in it.I love these sandals but they are hard to walk in them when you have bubblegum stuck on your heels and they dont come off easily. I alway give my brother the sandals or my jeans in that case that lucky me seems to get stuck to some bubblegum without realizing its near me somehow.
Kris - October 13, 2010 - Report this comment
My Mom broke her toe and I think the Dr. told her these would be good to wear, so she bought a pair. From what I remember, they were quite costly. She stopped wearing them and I quickly took them over. They were too big, but I didn't care. I thought they were fashionable. And yes, they hurt your feet, you pretty much got used to them and they really did tone your legs. You pretty much had to flex your calf muscles each time you took a step, so that's where the exercise came in. They were also very loud- clack, clack, clack....
mikey n - October 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Another summer has past and no return of the famous exercise sandals. The basic flip-flop is the the style. Dr Scholls is just into foot care products. I think no chance of any comeback, but what I far cry for the hip-heydays when Dr Scholls sandals ruled, and after the rubber soles worn the wood would create the clapping sound. Most high school, college and mothers wore them. Red, blue and tan were prevalant. Strange how the fading away, just like the Candies platform shoes, and even the wooden clogs. Just wish some of these fashions would return. I heard in Europe this is still the norm. Never knew men dr Scholls but heard again not uncommon in Italy. Wonder how many old pairs still lost in basement and attic storage.
Vincent - December 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Most of my female friends have complimented my Dr. Scholls sandals and when I wear them with jeans, I even get compliments from guys, More than once, I've had normal guys ask where they could get a pair. I've worn them proudly for 12 years.
Lisa Koffler - January 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I didn't wear those - the wood was too hard on my feet.
Linda - February 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I got my first pair in the late seventies and it took some time to get used to them. After all I never wanted to miss them. I wear them at home every day and outdoors in summer always with bare feet.
Jon - February 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I love wearing the men's flat Scholls, with the wood soles. These are now available again in Europe.
Andrew - March 02, 2011 - Report this comment
That's right Jon. This year they're back! After a 3 year wait. Scholl Raw are the replacement unisex Flat Pescura sandals. Available now in several colours and up to size Eur 46 or UK 12 £50 on the Scholl UK website.
Simon - March 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I regularly wear Scholl flat wood sandals in the summer. They look best with a pair of cargo pants in my opinion. I don't like Berkemann so much but Happyfeetsandals (based in the Philippines and available here and there in Europe) are also great. My calf muscles definitely become more toned after wearing them, and I like that feeling of uncertainty (it's easy to lose one, and I sometimes do) when walking. My girlfriend says she finds them sexy - so it's good all-round!!
Jon - March 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Have just gone out for the first time this year in my new Scholl Pescura Raw & cropped cargos. These are just as good as the originals- warm air round my toes again! Walked behind a car and got my ankles blasted with black exhaust by the woman driving it, so you can't have it all!
Donna - May 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved the Dr. Scholl sandals and I swear, to this day, they helped shape my calves, which still look great.
Michelle - May 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved Loved Loved them!!! I agree with several other poster, they were awful to get use to them. Even my ankles took a beating. I discovered I apparently walked with my feet close together because I would hit my ankles at times when I took a step. I had to learn a whole new way of walking. BUT... once I got use to them WOW, I loved Loved Loved them. I am now in my 50's and am trying to find a pair.
Lindy - May 21, 2011 - Report this comment
They were very uncomfortable because of the hump that was under the ball of your foot. I never got used to it and only wore them for short periods of time. In the 80s Dr. Scholl's came out with the sashay sandals. Not made of wood but much softer more comfortable to wear.
Nancy - June 14, 2011 - Report this comment
It took some time to get used to them. Especially stairs were a problem and my feet had to get accustomed to the toe-grip and the wooden sole. But after all they felt great!
Linda - June 30, 2011 - Report this comment
My sister had a fake (store brand) pair. One day my dad got mad at her and threaten to cut them up.
john - November 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I got spanked by a scholl sandal when i was little and this started a fettish.I am almost 40 years old and have worn them for over 20 years.Excellent sandal and cant get enough of them.
carlo - December 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I wear them daily when I am at home. I wear them when I go out for shopping. I find they are wonderful especially those ones heeled. At first I was a little shy about what other peolple could think about a man wearing dr. Scholl's exercise sandals. I love the slapping of them on my bare heel ( I always put them on without socks ) and I appreciate the touch of wood with my bare feet. Unfortunately I can't use them outside in the winter because of the weather ( I live in Italy ) but I can wear them for the most part of the year, let's say from March to October. As soon as I am at home after work I put my barefeet in exercise sandals and go around doing shopping, going to the cinema to the gym or for a stroll. I appreciate when other people, especially women, look at me a little attracted by that my way of being informal and so natural at the same time. I woul like like to know what other guys wearing the same kind of shoes feel about it. Please write to me:
Kate - February 29, 2012 - Report this comment
They were recently worn by a big celebrity, I bet it's time for a Dr. Scholl comeback!
chris - March 01, 2012 - Report this comment
Bring back the Dr. Super, an extra thick platform version made in the seventies. When accompanying feet with red or dark polished toes and a maxi dress or white jeans, they look spectaccular!
Mike - March 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I saw a real pretty woman last summer at the supermarket with them on and a real skin tight an old pair of jeans on that had a two black round dots on her bum so was thinking it was old bubblgum stuck on her bum and she looked hot so Im watching her and I see a huge wad of pink bubblegum behind her left heel then she stepped back and now I see her stuck for a few minutes and shes making all kinds of faces.She gos to walk and Im behind her and I see her left heel sticking to the floor the hole time walking.When she went outside she tried to scape her heel to get it off but it was totally stuck on her heel then she got into her honda accord and left she was totally cool with bubblegum stuck on her left heel.
Arsenia - March 31, 2012 - Report this comment
I use to love my Dr. Scholl wooden sandals, I also remember breaking my ankle while playing hide and go seek in them, and today I'm still looking for them. What nostalgia they bring to me, the good old days.
insueciant - April 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I LOVED my Dr Scholl's exersize sandals. I preferred the flats, that I can't find a replica of anywhere. The toe "ridge" or Bump is gone, and the sandals are really not so great now. Bring back the FLATS!
Carlo - April 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi to everyone. I have bought a new pair of Pescura flat a couple of weeks ago. They don't seem to be so great as they were once, but I have been trying to enjoy them all the same. I adore wearing them all troughout the Summer and in the Fall too. I like the touch of wood under my bare feet and the sight of my tanned feet wearing them. I someone wants to describe hie/her sensation while wearing such sandals write me at this email address Bye.
Pete - May 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I am interested in all contacts about Scholl sandals:
CARLO - May 30, 2012 - Report this comment
I love such sandals. I love the wood they are made of. I love their smell after using them for years. I love them while being worn by beautiful female or male bare feet. I love their sounds when people walk with them. I love their shape. I love everything relating to them. I am a fan of them. Message for Pete: I will contact as soon as possible to tell you some my true stories about Scholl sandals. carlo.zaupa@email.itI
Coni - June 05, 2012 - Report this comment
We had every color of Dr. Scholl's back in the 70' them...they're out there! I found some that are Wood Original Low Sandals...with the bump!
Deborah - July 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I wore Dr. Scholl's in the 70's and still wear them today! Last year my black lab got ahold of my red sad. But then while thrifting I found a coral pair for $4.95! I never saw this color but I absolutely locoed them until....alas, my dog got these, too. Now there are none. I bought my original Scholl's at the local drugstore for under $15.00. I had tan, navy, and white. I am now on a mission to find another pair which I will not leave carelessly on the floor for my dog to eat:(
Deborah - July 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Oops....above comment...I loved
Chante' - July 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I just recently went on a rampage in search of those sandals. I remember having them in my younger years and I had to have a pair. If anyone is interested you can find them on They have all colors.
fred - July 30, 2012 - Report this comment
I have 3 heel and 6 flat every summer i buy a new scholl love them a lot because they are sexy,fashionable and horny!!!hahaha
ALESSANDRA - August 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Thomas - August 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I am wearing Scholls and Berkemann flats for some years now. Mostly at home, in summer also outside. Just feels good to have some air around and not being closed down in sneakers;)
Johan - August 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I have been wearing them since 1961. I have worn out quite a few pair until the heel completely wore out. Everybody wore these in Denmark in the 60s. I still wear them everywhere in warm weather as I find them very comfortable to wear. I have a pair of size 42 brown flat Scholl's which I have only worn a few times which I may sell.
ANDRE - August 28, 2012 - Report this comment
John - August 31, 2012 - Report this comment
Dr scholls pescura are simply the hottest footwear ever.I love to see ics of girls ( and guys ) wearing them . I hope they make a comeback..
John - August 31, 2012 - Report this comment
Would love to hook up with fellow fans:
Nadine - September 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Back in the seventies, I had an arch problem. The orthopedist, I went to was going to make me inserts for my shoes but said I should try wearing Dr. Scholl exercise sandals. I bought a pair in the local drugstore and started wearing them regularly. The pain in my arch went away. I still wear them today. I especially like my red ones and paint my toenails to match. I also bought a white pair and painted my toenails neon pink.
JT - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
My mother bought me my first pair of Dr. Scholl's exercise sandals (in white) to wear to school. The girls in my class thought that they looked good and even defended me when my male friends would tease me, mostly regarding the color. They insisted that white was a girls color. I didn't let that bother me, and soon bought a pair on my own in tan. I loved the clop-clop sound they made on the floors of the classrooms and hallways and the slap of the wood on my soles. They were really a sexy item, even for a guy
peter s - September 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Exercise sandals are unisex. Actually men wear either white or brown flat Pescura sandals, and women the heeled versions. Rarely you can see men in heeled. So JT do not bother for any comments!!!
fabi - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
nos anos 70 usava muito.onde posso comprar aqui no brasil ?
robbie - October 03, 2012 - Report this comment
HI,I am a straight guy I wear dr scolls sandals all the time ,i have various colors &have about 80 pairs i love these sandals thanks
marcelo - October 09, 2012 - Report this comment
gostaria de poder comprar novamente .onde posso comprar no brasil?
Diane - October 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey Nadine! I took your advice, as I too have an arch problem. After a week of wearing the sandals, the pain is almost completely gone. By the way, I bought the red ones and painted my toenails red too. My husband thinks they are very cute.
Adam - October 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm 39 guy from Warsaw in Poland. I love to wear wooden exercise sandals. I bought the first pair of them during holidays in Italy in 1992. I have 15 pairs of them in different colours - only the flat model:Pescura piatto. I love to wear them , to feel the wood under my feet.I wear them every day at home and during warm months outdoors!Every holidays in Italy I spend with my Scholl's! Great sandals!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would like to be in touch with people who share the passion for Wooden exercise sandals! Write me please if You want on:
John P. - October 30, 2012 - Report this comment
I started weaing Dr. Scholls heeled sandals about 30 years ago, because my wife bought me a few pairs and asked me to wear them. Now, I wear them nearly everywhere year round including in the snow. All comments have been favorable, especially when someone hears the snap of the wood on my bare foot or hears the clacking down wooden, concrete, or metal stairs.
Paul - November 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I live in NYC & I've worn flat exercise sandals for nearly 18 years; started with Scholl Pescura Flats (got from Canada), but now wear Berkemann's as they're even more comfortable than Scholl's!
Jerry - November 05, 2012 - Report this comment
@John P. Your comment brought back a memory when a co-worker of mine, who regularly wore her Dr. Scholls around the office, came into work during a snowstorm wearing them. When she complained that her feet were cold, I took off my boots (we wore the same size) so that she could warm up. I slipped on her sandals and found them very comfortable to walk in. That weekend I purchased my own pair and have been wearing them ever since.
robbie - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I am a guy who,s being wearing these lovely sandals for 35 yrs and i live in australia.thanks
paul badger - December 26, 2012 - Report this comment
i now have 3 pairs of the pescura heels a bright banana yellow pair a camel colour pair &my fave jeans pair havnt the nerve to wear them in public i love them though got intro to them when my mum regularly used them to warm my butt
Kris - December 31, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm a guy. Bought my first pair of heeled sandals, bone colour, in 1971. In '75 I bought a pair with the blue strap. I was going to buy the denim strap but they were sold out the day I bought, A couple of years later, I bought the heeled kind with the darker stained wood and caramel strap. There was no toe grip so I didn't wear them much. Still love the blue ones but they are almost completely worn out.
Peter - January 08, 2013 - Report this comment
I hated them, because my mother loved them and wore them 7/24. If I didn't behave well, she spanked me with them. Now 40 years later I still have a lot of respect towards people wearing them.
Marianne - January 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I even hiked in Colorado in them, am searching for some now
legbarer - February 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm a guy and have been wearing Dr Scholls and Berkeman's for many years. I wear them year round, even in the snow and in winter, and nearly always wear them with red or blue toenail polish and shaved legs. People are always commenting favorably, especially when I clop down wooden stairs and when the shoes snap against my bare soles.
Joanne - April 05, 2013 - Report this comment
I have both Berkemann and Scholl's. Berkemann are my favourite. I got mine at Styllbox.
Sarah - April 30, 2013 - Report this comment
Growing up in the seventies I will always remember my mum wearing schools. She loved them and had many pairs during the 60's and 70's. Like other comments all drug stores seemed to sell them unlike today. I now wear these and my latest pair are the pescura pop art which has elicited many admiring comments and enquiries. I too find it hard to purchase these and tend to use EBay and Amazon. Maybe I have always seen these through Rose tinted glasses but I have had a life long love affair. Other shoes may come or go but these shoes ........
Angie - May 20, 2013 - Report this comment
When I was 5, I begged my mom for a pair of navy colored Dr. Scholls clogs (1979). I LOVED THEM. Sadly, that summer we moved from New York to California, crossing the country in a 3 week camping trip. My lovely shoes were left in a campsite in some state we stayed in and I never saw them again. I cried for miles because my mom wouldn't drive back for them :(
Tim - June 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I am a guy and love wearing Scholl Pescura, always with barefeet and a loose strap. Love how they make my toes work and slap my feet, although I find the slapping creates a lot of hard skin and callous, which I don't mind because they feel so good
R-- - July 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I was 10 when I got my first pair of these sandals -- by mistake. My Mom had bought them and hated them when she tried them, and so they sat by the front door. So there they were, before I had to run out to get on the bus, so, I pulled off my sneakers and socks, slipped on Mom's red Dr Scholl's and schlepped off to school. I know I am the only boy who ever wore them at my school... when I got home, my Mom had already gotten a call from the school, so I found out later. I wore those sandals until there was only wood left... love them.
Phil - July 17, 2013 - Report this comment
I have been wearing Dr. Scholls exercise sandals for the past 20 years and I currently have both a Navy and a Red pair.
mikey n - August 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Still waiting for the great comeback, because everything in fashion seems to recycle. I think the real problem was when Dr Scholl's lost their pattern and couldn't compete with cheap fake magic sandals. Still very stylish sandal for women.
axis3 - August 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I am a male and i got a pretty deep fetish about scholl's and other wooden soled sandals since around 20 years... I recently started daring to wear them outside it just feels damn good. I live in Belgium and they are really rare these days, cant even remember the last ones i saw in the streets. I picked 3 pairs of heeled pescura, one pair in white which i wear most of the time, another pair in light pink with beads and jewels and another pair in black (those are the newer ones without the toe bump made for the 50th anniversary). I wish i could grab some navy and red originals but i cant find them anymore. I also own quite a bunch of lanaform dynastatic in cute colors : silver, gold, pink and also baldo spring heeled exercise sandals in navy, white, red, black,tan.
FW - October 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I just love these for the way they show off the feet, and make a nice "slap" sound when walking.Foot admirers get great views of heels, soles and toes from all angles ! Also very comfortable to wear once broken in, and easily slipped off for a massage.
Rick - November 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Here's another guy who loves to wear wooden exercises sandals since a long time. I wear them outside too in the summer. I have 2 pairs of the Scholl Pescura model, with blue and red straps. Nothing feels better on my feet. I wished I could wear them every day!
Lyndsay - March 11, 2014 - Report this comment
Do they still make Dr. Scholl's sandals?
Sonja - April 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I am so frustrated. I bought a pair of red ones for my 40th birthday and couldn't wait to start wearing them. Unfortunately, I didn't notice that the company had all but entirely eliminated the toe grip-- so, the sandals of the '70s they are not. It's impossible to keep them on. I spent 40 bucks. What a waste of money.
john - April 11, 2014 - Report this comment
I just brought a pair of mens heeled pescura scholl sandals from the 70s off ebay and they are the best.They are slightly wider, have the big toe bump, they are in mens colours and mens sizes.I can not understand why they dont make a mens sandal like this anymore.What a big pitty.
fred - May 08, 2014 - Report this comment
My wife and I both wear scholl sandals and have been doing so years. I have a pair of black and a pair of beige pescura heeled and my wife has a pair of white and red pescura heeled ones.She also has a pair of black high heeled ones which I have worn and are very comfortable.Our oldest daughter is 13 years old and just got her first pair last week and is in love with them already. Our 9 year old son now wants a pair.
tom - May 11, 2014 - Report this comment
I am a man that also wears scholl sandals.I started wearing them about 25 years ago just after I got married.My wife purchased a pair for me ad I was always wearing hers.Now 25 years later our 3 daughters and 1 son wear them too.My daughters friends are into them aswell
Axis3 - May 19, 2014 - Report this comment
Im glad to see that there are other guys out there still sharing interest for these awesome sandals ! I hope for a quick revival as i cant find some near where i live, in fact i bought the last three pairs last year and they dont seem to restock =/ I wish i could still admire feet in them all day long as if it was still trendy, what a turn-on... Go ladies, go, they are as cute if not cuter than most high heels and they are comfy =)
Cindy - June 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I've tried a pair in the 70's, but there was no hump, so I never bought them. I found a new pair never been worn at a garage sale for $6 with a hump, tag was still on. It's hard to walk in, but I notices my bunion doesn't hurt so much after I wore them once just walking to a neighbor's across the street! I think the gripping movement of my big toe helped the bunion! I hope to keep wearing them to reduce the bunion pain!
Karen Mac - June 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Please Can someone tell me where I can buy a pair online or in a shop in UK. I have searched everywhere..Need a size 3 UK with a heel mine are completely worn out!
ally w - July 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I am a guy who wears Scholls , both flats and heels, took too them in Italy where both Guys and Girls wear them. I often wear them in the summer in the UK, I get comments from the girls even with my wife on site.
Alan - July 07, 2014 - Report this comment
I often wear heeled Scholl sandals. They are my favourite footwear. I intend to buy more in different colours :-)
Chris - July 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Cindy I was spanked by teenage baby sitter with her blue dr. Scholl sandals
franco - July 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I have been wearing dr scholls from when I was 9 years old.In italy where I was born they are very popular for men and women but ia Australia where I live now they are not so popular but every now and then you see a person wearing them.When I met my now wife it took her some time for her to accept me wearing my dr scholls but a few years later she finally tried my shoes and has worn them ever since and she is not embarrassed to be seen in public with me wearing them and tells anyone that asks that I introduced her to them.
Carlo - July 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Hi, Franco. Have you been wearing the flat model or the heeled one. Or do you wear both? I am from Rome and I love wearing either flat or heeled model. It depends on the circumstances and my girl friend likes seeing me wearing them. She too wears them, especially the heeled model, when she dresses informally with jeans and t-shirt. If you want to write to me my e-mail address is:
jane - August 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Im so happy to see that scholl sandals are still worn and talked about.I started wearing them in the seventies and still do now.My husband wears them too and I think he has a sort of likeing for them. He is a bit scared to go out in public with them.
Carlo - August 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Hi Jane. Happy to learn that many other people, both women and men, like wearing Scholl's sandals. Tell your husband not to be shy or scared going out with Scholl's sandals on. I could send you some pictures of me wearing Scholl's and going around in town ( Roma, in Italy )with no problem at all. That might convince your husband to be more audacious. to wear them. My email is Bye. Carlo.
JT - August 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I have just bought an original 70's pair of mens' brown leather flat Scholls off eBay, to go with my flat wooden Pescuras, which I have in black leather, and brown and denim fabric, plus the rare painted sole brown leather ones. The toe bump seems much more pronounced than on the recent ones, and they make a louder slapping sound than the wooden ones when walking! They're great to walk around town in, and look especially good with my flared Levis 516s. (Although when I had to walk behind a car today, the girl driving deliberately revved up and whooshed her exhaust fumes out all over them!)
Carlo - September 03, 2014 - Report this comment
Anyone interested in seeing people wearing Scholl's wooden sandals while walking in Rome ? If so, I can send pictures by email. Write me, please. OR
stef - September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I like very much to wear my berkemann b100, more than scholl, I'm wearing them since forever, but this days im buying them on ebay
Ted - September 20, 2014 - Report this comment
I have the original dr scholls pescura flat from the 70's. I still wear them today
Rob - September 21, 2014 - Report this comment
Hi, I always wanted to know what it felt like to wear Dr. Scholl's exercise sandals. They aren't made for guys and especially in a size 12. That's okay, I made my own. I picked up a pair of blue ones at the resale shop and took off the bands for my own version. I got pieces of oak wood and cut and sanded them to fit my feet. Cut and glued on some rubber soles. Lots of work but they fit great and look great too. You wouldn't be able to tell the difference between my pair and the company produced pair. :) Mine are even better.
scott - September 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I wear the berkemann orginal wood sandals. they better then the scholls, I wear them daily all day bare foot
Matt - September 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I have some Scholls and have since the 70s but recently I found a pair of Berkemanns with deep treaded soles. The treads look so hot on them and I love to wear them on wet and muddy days and leave my impressions!
Jessika - October 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I recently bought some Berkemann sandals from I love them! I think I like them more than the Dr. Scholl's my mom bought me when I was a kid.
robert - November 24, 2014 - Report this comment
In the late 70s my mom bought my sister a pair of dr scholls.I fell in love with my sisters new sandals and begged her to buy me some. After a week of nagging she gave in and bought me a navy blue pair.I still wear them and so does my sister.
k - January 15, 2015 - Report this comment
been wearing scholl sandals since the 70s, pity they don't do the proper men's anymore. unisex flats are not quite the same but are as good as you can get now.
CARLO - January 22, 2015 - Report this comment
CARLO.ZAUPA@EMAIL.IT The best shoes I have ever worn on my bare feet.
k - January 22, 2015 - Report this comment
i was a closet wearer of scholl sandals for years only wearing them indoors or driving alone. when i met my girlfriend[now wife] i decided not to be so shy about wearing them and wore them around the was her who encouraged me to wear them outside, i was nervous at first wondering what people would think but after a short while it stopped bothering me and now i wear them outside when ever the weather permits. i wish i had done it years ago. did anyone else feel the same
CARLO - January 26, 2015 - Report this comment
I felt exactly as you. I had a very similar experience. I started wearing them since I was a teenager but at first I wasn' t so brave to confess it to my first girlfriends. Until I met a woman ( now my companion ) who encouraged me to wear them indoor and especially outdoor. So now from spring to autumn I wear them every day in Rome. Except when I am at work where I dress formally I have always on a pair of wooden Scholl's with no socks and a pair of cargo pants or a one piece jumpsuit. To me it's a wonderful sensation to go around that away. [ I beg your pardon for my poor English ].
DP - January 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Pete T - February 12, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm a male and have loved scholl's ever since my school days, they have got to be the hottest shoe ever, especially when worn with tights. I much prefer the vintage versions of the 60s and 70s. I would love to receive any photos of either yourselves or other people wearing them. We can exchange pics. My email address is
Rose - February 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Love seeing women wearing scholl sandals , especially with tights . Very common back in the 70's . One problem that I do see with them is although that have sometimes done so they don;t often do them with the black strap . can't think why for they along with tights look the sexiest .
jon - March 22, 2015 - Report this comment
I have worn scholl sandals for almost 25 years and wish that they would make a big comeback and also in the mens version.
Renee - March 22, 2015 - Report this comment
eBay is the best place to find Dr. Scholl's sandals, especially the original ones from Austria.
maria - March 23, 2015 - Report this comment
I was at a friends house and she was cleaning out her closet when she found 3 new pairs of dr scholls.To her disappointment they were to small so she gave them to me.When I got home my husband was there and he was amazed to see what I had brought home.He then started to tell me how his grandmother mother and sisters all wore them and that arrowsed him.We have the same size foot so I pursuaded him to try a pair on.He did and he loves his new shoes and my friend and I think he looks very cute in his camel colored dr scholls.5D
Steve,UK - March 23, 2015 - Report this comment
Managed to get some size 8 at a scholl shop a few years ago...modern version but at least there is a small bump in the toe area, beechwood sole with white strap etc. Wear them around the house, hot weather;nice to slip in and out of during the evening after work.Love the slap they make when walking around.
Phyllis, USA - April 07, 2015 - Report this comment
I agree with the above comments. wore them in the 70's, purchased at the drug store. The ones now are in no way, even close to the originals. So I want purchase the. Why fix something that isn't broke???
Robin - April 08, 2015 - Report this comment
I don't like the new Scholl Originals either...So I got a pair of Berkemann Sandals and love them. is the only place I could find them.
A. Canning - April 13, 2015 - Report this comment
I love this kind of Dr. Scholl scandals with hump as it helps my hammer (bunion) feet as they help align my feet. I miss them very much. I need to buy those Dr. Scholl sandals with humps - where can I order that kinds?
Carlo Zaupa - April 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Since I wore a pair of Scholl's sandals for the first time I fell in love with them. Over time I developed a real fetish for such a kind of sandals. I can't help wearing them every day eithr in the summer or in the winter ( at home ). If someone wants to share opinions or photos on Scholl's sandals, please write to on
jon - April 29, 2015 - Report this comment
Just received my second pair of mens pescura heeled sandals which I found on eBay. They are size 9 brown in colour with the big bump and were made for men. They were made in the 70s and pity they dont make them now.
Huw - May 03, 2015 - Report this comment
Try Esprit Nordique, a French company that sells wooden-soled sandals, including sizes up to 46. I've just ordered a pair. Men's Scholl-type sandals are pretty hard to find, but they're out there if you know where to look. I'm thinking of getting some Japanese gets.
Huw - May 03, 2015 - Report this comment
'geta', not 'gets' - autocorrect :(
Ginger - May 12, 2015 - Report this comment
Jon, well found. It would be great to see some photos of your new pair of scholl sandals.
Jon - May 12, 2015 - Report this comment
Do most guys wear the flat or the healed type? I've got both but only ever wear my flats out, have not got the nerve to wear my healed versions as they make look a little too feminine. Would love to wear them with tan tights that would definitely be a step too far.
Ginger - May 12, 2015 - Report this comment
Sorry, the name on the last message should have been ginger and not Jon!
K - May 14, 2015 - Report this comment
Like Ginger i only wear my flats out. I have a pair of original 70's heeled which i wear around the house and are more comfortable to wear. As for wearing tights that is akin to cross dressing and i think sandals should be worn barefoot but everyone to their own.
Ginger - May 27, 2015 - Report this comment
It would be great to see some photos of your scholls K.
Mary - July 08, 2015 - Report this comment
I wore the original sandals all through the 70's and into the 80's. They were so comfortable, probably through constant wear. I have arthritis in the upper big toe joint of one foot that causes a lot of pain. Bone spurs were removed, but I have pain anyway. I remembered my old Dr. Scholl original sandals and decided to order some and see if they would be comfortable or help my feet at all. I found that the new ones available do NOT have the same wood base with the "toe grip" and people seem to dislike that. I decided to search for a vintage original pair, size 9. I found one and have put in a bid---I can't afford a lot due to job loss, and will keep looking until I find a nice vintage original pair. If anyone has foot problems and likes wearing the old Dr. Scholl's and think they help, I would love to hear it!
k - August 18, 2015 - Report this comment
just bought a pair of flat scholl leather soft step [like pescura] sandals off ebay. haven't see these since the early 80's so was really suprised to be able to get them. i've tried scholl pop and akumal in the past but didn't find them that great to wear so really happy with this purchase as they are proper austrian made scholls, i once had a pair of italian zocolli scholls and they didn't last very long, the soles wore out very quickly and the leather strap was an inferior quality
gina - August 21, 2015 - Report this comment
I am a single mother of three children 2 daughters and 1 son and how I was raised is how I am raising my children. My mother was a single mom and diciplining us with her dr scholls sandal was her way of keeping us in line. We hated moms sandals for this reason but years later mom reminded me of the power that dr scholls can have as my 3 children are starting to push their boundaries. I borrowed a pair of moms dr scholls and it didn't take many times to sought out this problem now I only have to mention my shoe and my children come straight into line. Thanks Dr Scholls.
Ginger - August 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Gina, do you have any photos of your dr scholls?
Phil - September 02, 2015 - Report this comment
I have been wearing Dr, Scholls exercise sandals for 20 years now and have had them in colors of white,tan,black,red,and navy(my favorite). I just wish I could find a vintage pair(s)with the higher toe hump!
lauren - September 08, 2015 - Report this comment
Like Gina I was raised by a single mom and I am a single mom.I remember when my brother and I played up moms dr scholl was always in hand to straighten out the problem so it was no surprise when my mom and nann suggested that I employ their tactics which were proven on my brother and I. As with Gina my mom provided me with a new white pair of dr scholls and it didn't take very long to bring my children into line and they are one of the most comfy pair of sandals l have worn once you ware them in.
eric - September 24, 2015 - Report this comment
My mother purchased a pair of scholl exercise sandals 1979 one day before my birthday I was turning 12 and asked my mother to buy me a pair.She gave in fairly easy as she always wished she had a girl. That night I can remember hearing mum and dad arguing over the sandals I now wore.All these years later and mum and I are still wearing them
Carlo - September 24, 2015 - Report this comment
I started wearing Scholl's exercise sandals since I was fourteen ( now I am fifty and still wearing Scholl's exercise sandals ). When my mom bought them for her I wanted to try them and I was in love with them. So that summer bought other two pairs of Scholl's exercise for me and my brother.
ginger - October 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Lauren/gina. Do you want to get in touch?
MotherDee - October 12, 2015 - Report this comment
I've been wearing these sandals since the '70's. They were available in every drug store as stated before. I still wear them and I'm almost 60. I swear they're good for knee problems and sciatica, but they're no good without the toe crest. Ebay is the best place to find them. Berkemann's are great, too. has those.
David - October 24, 2015 - Report this comment
I got caught by my older sister trying on her scholls when she told my mom they both decided that the best punishment as well as a spanking was to make me wear them for 2 weeks and try to humiliate me in public. But after the 2 weeks I didn't stop wearing them and I wore them every where. This embarrassed mom and my sister so much.Their plan backfired and to this day 26 years on I still wear my scholls and they still get embarrassed in public when they are with me and im wearing them.But what they dont know is that because of the harsh punishment they administered way back then this led to the experimenting with other women's shoes such as heels.Thanks mom and thanks sis.
k - November 11, 2015 - Report this comment
must be something about adolescent boys and scholl sandals from years gone by. as you very rarely see them wore now do boys of today feel the same about say birkenstocks or fitflops for example? be interesting to hear any comments on this
hos100 - November 20, 2015 - Report this comment
My love of Scholls definately came about in pubity. I was in love or lust with our next door neighbours daughters. On one side there was Lizzie who had a red and a blue pair of wooden Scholls and then Kim and Shelly who shared white and beige wooden pairs. I was hooked then and still am today. Luckily my wife indulges my passion.
JT - December 08, 2015 - Report this comment
My cousin had wooden Scholls in the 1970s, which I always liked the look of, whereas I had the iconic Clarks 'Playdeck' leather sandals with crepe soles. We called them 'Jesus sandals'. I absolutely loved mine as a teen and lived in them from April to September.
mario - December 09, 2015 - Report this comment
As long as I can remember both my mother and father wore scholl exercise sandals they are from Italy and its quite normal to see men and women wear these.When I was 14 years old we went on a family holiday to was summer when we were there and lots of people were wearing them including some of my cousins that are boys. It didn't seem strange because I had seen my father wear scholl sandals all of my life. On arrival back from our holiday my mother decided that I should follow in my father's foot steps and also wear scholl exercise sandals. So mum gave me a pair of her hand me down sandals in red.I absolutely loved everything about them but at the same time was very embarrassed to be seen in public with them on.28 years on my wife and I both have a pair of scholl sandals and enjoy wearing them although our kids are very embarrassed that we choose to go out in public with them on.Hope one day they change their minds and give them a go.
JT - January 30, 2016 - Report this comment
I am currently (30.01.16) selling 3 pairs of Pescura Flat on eBay UK if any collectors are out there. Blue denim ltd edn, brown denim and brown painted sole.
jessica - March 05, 2016 - Report this comment
I have about 150 pairs female uk love scholls and clogs I am size 5 and have worn them for year pink my fav looking for other female collectors have other sizes jessicaamelia1@aol,com uk
Liz - March 09, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi Jessica, It would be good exchange some photos, can you confirm your email address as it didn't seem to work
Cat - March 14, 2016 - Report this comment
I had a pair in the 70's but we had generic name for knockoffs - were they called "grip flips"? I am racking my brain trying to remember
jessica - March 19, 2016 - Report this comment
hi liz my e mail address hope it works now hope you are a scholl lover like me i,am genuine female looking for like minded female jess
nadine - March 20, 2016 - Report this comment
I just bought 2 pairs, one from scholl website, they are multicoloured ones and on their way to me from italy and just won a new cream pair on eBay. soo excited, can't wait!!!!
Bob - March 20, 2016 - Report this comment
Well done to Liz, Jessica & Nadine for keeping wearing Scholl sandals. I worship you (& your sandals) from afar.
nadine - March 21, 2016 - Report this comment
guess what guys????? I've just bought another pair. they are yellow!! ! think I'm addicted!!
jessica - March 26, 2016 - Report this comment
I have some vintage scholl exercise sandals they are better quality I have some dr supers which I purched from the usa in denim and white and dr rollers with real thick chunky soles love waering them cannot wait for spring demim shorts and scholl sandals Jessica
Bob - April 09, 2016 - Report this comment
Just bought my wife some Berkemann B100's in red, arriving from Germany on Thursday hopefully. Can't wait, these have been on my sandal shopping list for a while now.
Andrzej - April 24, 2016 - Report this comment
I am big fan of wooden exercise sandals from Poland. They are very comfy to wear around the house. I wear them since ages (40 yrs +). My wife got some pairs of those, as well, but she doesn't wear them every day. My Berkemann 100 are really great and they do the exercise to my feet. New Berkemann 102's for my wife will arrive next week and I hope they become her must wear every day thing. After all I'm the one of those who think they give a sexy look to women's feet.
Bob - July 17, 2016 - Report this comment
Summer may have finally arrived in the UK, anybody dusting their Scholls off? Had mine on today and gained the obligatory blister. Obviously my feet have got unaccustomed to them. No pain no gain. Be nice to see some ladies in Scholls this year.
Ginger - July 20, 2016 - Report this comment
Where do you get your blisters? Do your film harden up to them eventually?
Bob - July 20, 2016 - Report this comment
Yes no problems after wearing scholls again for a while. Both blisters were on my left foot one on the knuckle of my 2nd toe and the other on the top outside of my foot where the back of the toe bar rubbed, which is the usual place. My wife sometimes gets some at that same place when she wears a new pair of Scholls. I think it's a case of breaking in your foot and the sandals.
k - August 27, 2016 - Report this comment
yet another summer and not a scholl sandal in sight apart from the one's i wear. treated myself to a pair of black heeled pescura which i have now started to wear outdoors as they don't look as feminine as other colours. as a change to scholl sandals i also bought a pair of berkermann nappa massage sandals which are rather comfortable to wear.
Ginger - September 04, 2016 - Report this comment
Glad to hear that you are wearing scholls. I'm slapping around in my flat soled beige strapped pair and flat soled leather ones in black. Which country are you based in?
Henry - September 08, 2016 - Report this comment
Very nice blog about Scholl sandals. I am a Dutch guy and I wear them too as often as I can. Since I was a young boy I have been a big fan of wooden exercise sandals. Not only Scholl's, I also have Berkemanns. I like both the flat and heeled models. Recently I bought a pair of Berkemann 102.
Jen - September 12, 2016 - Report this comment
I inherited my mother's blue pair of clogs. The rubber is still in fairly good shape. The leather needs a little conditioning, but they fit great. I recently had the original leather lined on the inside with new leather to make them more comfortable. They fit like they were molded specifically for my foot. Love them! May they last another 40 years!!!!
Bob - September 13, 2016 - Report this comment
If anybody wants to share / exchange Scholl, Birkenstock, Berkemann sandals etc pictures or experiances you can email me at I've been into this type of footware for over 40 years. Cheers Bob
Huw - September 24, 2016 - Report this comment
Wore my wooden Esprit Nordique sandals probably for the last time this year as autumn closes in here in the UK. I wore them almost daily through the summer and my feet have thanked me for it. Very comfortable to wear, plain and male-looking in design, and with the need for enough toe-work and foot stretching to keep them on to make them interesting!
Wood Lover - October 07, 2016 - Report this comment
Clogs and wooden sandals have been a part of my life for the last 40+ years and there was never a time when I stopped wearing them. I own many different styles of wooden sandals and clogs which I wear on a daily basis for both work and leisure activities. I strongly dislike wearing socks no matter what the weather, rarely wear other shoes and for the past few years I have felt most at home in my Berkemann B102 sandals. With their extremely comfortable wooden sole I can stand and walk in these sandals for hours. while I might wear another pair for a day in between, I always return to them because of their incredible feel. And even colder temperatures and rain usually don't get me to stop wearing them. The wooden sole is a great insulator against the cold and my toes feel fine as long as I am not standing still for more than a few minutes. For light snow I wear open-back clogs, for deep snow closed-back clogs or occasionally clog boots. But for more than 3/4 of the year, I am in my wooden sandals.
Henry - November 09, 2016 - Report this comment
Nice to see there are still many Scholl fans around. Great that some of you wear Berkemann too, especially the B102 which is also one of my favourite models.
ginger - November 15, 2016 - Report this comment
Bob, I would love to exchange experiences of scholls.
Bob - January 08, 2017 - Report this comment
If anyone is interested I've been putting my pictures on Flickr so if you search people for hos100 I've uploaded 278 pictures so far. Still got quite a few to go yet. Take a look and enjoy
Phoebe - February 15, 2017 - Report this comment
I had several pairs of Dr. Scholls sandals growing up, and LOVED them, first pair I got in 1973 when I was 7 years old until about 1980 when they stopped making them. My older brother, who was 11 when I was 7, got a pair of sandals in the same store then-- his were were black with metal rings and tire tread like bottoms(not made by Scholls). Both of us wore our new sandals EVERY single time we wore shorts that summer! That was also the summer I got my first crush when I saw Johnny Whitaker in Tom Sawyer. I brought that up since my brother had a hilarious incident at the movie theatre when he startled an nearsighted old codger who thought he was in the wrong restroom (he had really long hair then, about shoulder length). When he explained he was a boy, the guy apologized (though it didn't bother him a bit). Then in 1994, I re-discovered Scholls sandals when they made a comeback, and fell in love with them again-- going back and forth between wearing them and my Birkenstocks in the warm weather. Thanks to everybody here for sharing their memories as well!
Phil - February 25, 2017 - Report this comment
I was finally able to find a vintage pair of the original exercise sandals with the raised toe hump and the four screws on the side in the tan color. Would love to find the same style in Navy.
Phoebe - February 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Becky, I remember that feeling when I starting wearing my Dr. Scholls sandals. The didn't hurt my feet at all, but did feel like walking on wooden boards for the first week or so. After that, my feet got used to them and they were just as comfortable as walking around barefoot, and I would never wear shorts with anything but my Scholl's sandals! Also, as a 7 year old girl, another thing I loved that they were so grown-up looking. My brother Scott also thought his O-ring sandals were grown-up looking as well, and thought they were far more comfortable to wear in Summer heat, since the feet and toes were open unlike regular shoes. He, too, refused to wear shorts then with anything but his sandals.
Phoebe - March 06, 2017 - Report this comment
I agree with hippie dippie as well, even the ones sold in the 1990's I got didn't have the quality of the Dr. Scholls sandals I bought in the 70's and early 80's, but were still great! And like I said earlier, they did take some real getting used to, since I never had a pair or sandals like these before. Scott's took some getting used to also, especially making a transition from wearing sneakers and socks with shorts to sandals on bare feet, but he never looked back as I posted earlier-- wearing his sandals every single time he wore shorts, and even with jeans as few times.
Carlo - March 16, 2017 - Report this comment
Hi, I changed my email address. Who wants to email me or send some photos about Scholl's, Berkemann, etc. is welcome. Carlo the Scholl's lover.
jessica - April 17, 2017 - Report this comment
looking to meet other genuine wooden scholl exercise sandals wearers looking for dates shopping i am female from the uk with very large collection scholl sandals and vintage scholls Iam petite size 4 or 5 uk also collect Birkenstock Swedish wooden clogs looking for fem female or genuine wearers and collectors e mail if you are genuine looking for like minded
MLS - May 05, 2017 - Report this comment
I just dragged out my 3 boxes of Dr Scholls exercise sandals. So excited to wear them for the next 8-9 months. Living in Florida has its advantages! the ones I have are not vintage...Ages ago, stupid me threw away my one true vintage pair when the bottom sole wore out. I could have easily had them re-soled. I will always regret tossing them.
SM - May 09, 2017 - Report this comment
They are BACK!
Ginger - June 06, 2017 - Report this comment
Does anyone wear scholl sandals with tights/hose?
mikey n - June 19, 2017 - Report this comment
If they are back, certainly not in the USA, haven't seen anyone with a pair now in several years. Always waited for a summer comeback.
K - July 09, 2017 - Report this comment
Yet another summer and not a scholl sandal to be seen anywhere apart from my feet. I like to get a new pair each year and you cannot buy them anywhere apart from online. Bought a pair of flat brown pescura this year. Last time i saw dark brown ones was back in the 80s which shows how long i have been wearing scholl sandals for.
Bob - July 17, 2017 - Report this comment
Agree with K other than those worn by my wife I've not seen any other Scholl sandals being worn. Such a shame that these sexy and beautiful sandals are not popular anymore. I've been into Scholls for many years and have several pairs of flatties of my own, my wife has many pairs of different styles and colours. She favours the high heel pairs but wore light blue flatties at work for many years. I have some pictues on flickr if you search for hos100. Or get in touch by email
Phoebe - August 24, 2017 - Report this comment
Hi Ginger! No, I always wore my Scholls sandals barefoot. Not a big fan of pantyhose, which I pretty much gave up on years ago. Since the late 90's, I pretty much go bare legged even in Sunday clothes, and only wear pantyhose in the Winter when its absolutely freezing outside!
Bob - September 01, 2017 - Report this comment
Phoebe so have you got many pairs of Scholl sandals that you wear barefoot? Be nice to know some details
Phone - September 08, 2017 - Report this comment
Hi Bob! I only have one pair I wear now, and also wear other kinds of shoes and/or sandals in the summer as well. I almost always throw things away when I'm done with them, including shoes after they get old and no longer wearable.
Phoebe - September 08, 2017 - Report this comment
OOPS! I mispelled my own name! Sorry about the typo, but the above post was mine!
Debra - March 15, 2018 - Report this comment
Dr Scholls should bring these back. They worked great once you got used to them.
Anna - May 03, 2018 - Report this comment
Hello, I've been wearing Pescura dr scholls practically all my life, I am 59 and i got my first pair in 1971, i was 12! :) Lately i got a pair with 70s images on the strap and i love them and also have my other favourite in neutral strap...Thank you Dr School :)
sandi - June 21, 2018 - Report this comment
I love the Dr Scholl sandals. I'm wearing a pair right now and love the toe grip really tones the calves
Ginger - July 16, 2018 - Report this comment
Would be great to see photos of some of you in your scholls
Clive - September 06, 2018 - Report this comment
These Scholl sandals are just the best. I have one indoor and several outdoor pairs. I can drive in them and normally take a couple of pairs with me on holiday.
Alan - September 24, 2018 - Report this comment
I've got several pairs, heeled and flat, wooden and the leatherlook ones. All from the early seventies and all with the original high toe bar. I've managed to get a lot of brand new ones from that era off Ebay and the ones that were used I renovated and revarnished. I wear them all the time around the house and whenever I'm on holiday. My wife couldn't see the attraction at first but now accepts that I just love to wear them. i don't understand why Scholl now makes them with almost no toe bar and heel cup. the modern ones are, frankly , expensive rubbish. They don't seem to realise anymore that the toe grip was essential to keeping the sandals on and without that and the heel cup they are massively uncomfortable to wear. If they were still made to the design of the 60s and 70s Scholl would probably still be selling them in their millions. But they cheapened the design and now they are nowhere to be found in stores and no one wears them anymore.
Simon - January 20, 2019 - Report this comment
Hi Alan, It would be great to see some photos of your scholl collection, are you able to email them over if I give you my address?
Robert - March 13, 2019 - Report this comment
I recently came across my pair of these from the mid-70's in a box while cleaning out my parents attic. Lots of memories associated with these sandals. I remember begging Mom to spend the $5 on them at the drug store. I don't think I wore any other shoes for a year after getting them. So strange how nostalgic they made me feel.
Fernanda - April 18, 2019 - Report this comment
Nos anos 80 eu usava. Gostaria de comprar novamente. Alguém sabe onde comprar aqui no Brasil?
Simon - May 13, 2019 - Report this comment
It would be great to see some photos Robert of your scholls
Rob - July 12, 2019 - Report this comment
I’m a guy who had to have these but they are/were to small for my size 11. 5 shoe size. So, I made my own and applied the buckles and strap from an old par found at goodwill. I bought some pieces of hardwood oak and customized them to my foot bottoms. After much sanding and fitting, they fit perfectly to my feet. Nice dark stain and finish mixed with some sand for better foot grip makes them ultra cool and comfortable.
Rob - July 12, 2019 - Report this comment
I tried to submit photo but it says my file is too big? Something is wrong.
Jean - July 20, 2019 - Report this comment
I still have 2 pairs from the 70’ms. Having a problem with plantar fasciitis and need something with firm arch support. Put them on this morning and after a couple of hours I feel a difference 😊
Simon - August 05, 2019 - Report this comment
Any photos Jean?
Tim - August 17, 2019 - Report this comment
I’ve worn Scholls since I was a teenager,at college virtually all the girls on our course (plus me!) wore them,(they thought it was cool for a guy to wear Scholls).I usually wear the heeled style (including the “Supers” when they were around) although I did have a couple of pairs of the flattish denim style. Still the best!
Simon - September 20, 2019 - Report this comment
Any photos Tim?
Henry - November 13, 2019 - Report this comment
Nice to see that this blog still exists. But I regret that you hardly see any Scholl sandals on the street anymore. I’m still wearing my Scholls and Berkemann sandals and I will keep on doing that 😀
Peter - January 12, 2020 - Report this comment
I have two pairs of Scholls they are comfy to wear but I'm to scared to wear them out because of the looks I might get can anyone help me get over my fear of wearing them out in the public , advise would be great
k - January 21, 2020 - Report this comment
Go on holiday somewhere warm where sandals are the norm. Wear flat not heeled and colours like brown or black and you will be fine. When you come back you should feel more confident.
mainesandalman - February 13, 2020 - Report this comment
I am writing this while wearing my size 11 dr. scholls. I wore them once to a local mall and no one batted an eye. just ordered a pvc heeled pair om qvc.
Phil - February 23, 2020 - Report this comment
Bought my first pair of Dr Scholls exercise sandals in the Summer of ‘94. Could wear shorts to work but not sandals. So I would switch to my sandals at lunch hour and wear them at the local mall(Olla Podrida)I can remember clomping around on the wooden floors! Loved the lunch hour! Just curious, how do you ladies feel about a man wearing Dr. Scholls?
Henry R. - October 11, 2020 - Report this comment
Had a pair of red heeled pescuras in high school, some of the girls had these as well. They thought it was cool for a guy to wear the heeled version! I loved the clop- clop -clop sound they made echoing in the hallways. Even better once the heels were worn down to the wood! I still wear heeled pescuras , only women seem to notice and they always compliment me, often asking where I got them. Peace and love.
Pete - November 30, 2020 - Report this comment
If anyone is interested in exchanging photos or videos of all kind of wooden sandals please mail me
Martin - August 03, 2021 - Report this comment
Good to see that this blog is still alive, started wearing my mens black pescura flat again during lockdown, my wife has fuchsia pescura heeled bought back in the zeros when there was a mini scholl revival. Brilliant recovery sandals to slip on after running or cycling, proper arch support and the wood sole is miles better for foot health than the current trend for plastic moulded slides or even Birkenstocks (of which I have several pairs). Surely another Scholl revival is long overdue.
Henry R. - August 24, 2021 - Report this comment
My girlfriend at the time wanted me to try on her Dr. Scholls sandals. I liked them and bought the flat men’s version, but found them awkward to walk in. She suggested I buy the heeled women’s sandals, which I did since I liked her’s. I immediately fell in love with these wooden sandals, wore them everywhere. My girlfriend liked the fact we had matching sandals, she was cool with me wearing the heeled women’s version. Win- win!BJQ
K - October 14, 2021 - Report this comment
Bought a pair of black 2 strap pescura even though they are sold as womens sandals. Was not sure what the wife would think but she thought they were really smart looking on me. She has now bought a pair for herself

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