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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: carlo.zaupa@email.it.
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 carlo.zaupa@email.it. Bye.
Pete - May 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I am interested in all contacts about Scholl sandals: drschollfan@yahoo.com
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's...google 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 pair...so 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 them...lol...
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 famousfootwear.com. 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
ONDE POSSO COMPRAR NO BRASIL ?
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
ONDE POSSO COMPRAR NO BRASIL ?
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: krnsjhn@yahoo.com
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: adam.montrezor@gmail.com
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! grubermeister70@hotmail.com
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.

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