About us

    Our story

    Science in response to the needs of the feet The founder of the company, Dr. William Mathias Scholl, wanted to understand the structure and biomechanics of feet in relation to the body - and his passion and his values accompany our brand to this day.

    Who we are

    Since our humble beginnings in a Chicago shoe-shop, our purpose has always been clear – to help the world think differently about their feet.

    That hasn’t changed, and it never will. It is through helping people understand why they should care for their feet that we inspire them to act.

    As we champion healthy feet, we champion the benefits they bring with them; freedom, agility, and a can-do attitude.

    We believe in healthy feet,
    from heel to toe.

    Our heritage

    Trusted with over 100 years of experience to make your
    every step the healthiest it can be.


    From discomfort to
    the Foot-Eazer

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    Shortly after qualifying as a doctor in 1904, at 22 years of age, he patented his first invention: the Foot-Eazer. It was a revolutionary product at the time – an insert placed in shoes to reinforce and support the foot arch. In 1907 he founded Scholl Manufacturing Co. Inc..


    From flat feet to the

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    Putting science at the heart of inventing and developing products, in 1912 William Scholl founded the Illinois College of Chiropody and Orthopaedics – soon to become the most important teaching institution in its field in the United States of America. He offered free foot examinations and created an Annual National Foot Comfort Week too.


    From exercise routines
    to Pescura sandals

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    In the 60's we boomed. Scholl's Pescura sandals were developed with an anatomically crafted beechwood footbed, helping to tone the legs at every step. They rapidly became an international success, with celebrities like models Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton wearing them – turning them into a renowned style and comfort icon.


    From painfully chic
    to Party Feet

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    We celebrated Scholl's centenary with a new brand identity, a new generation of foot care products and a line of footwear that ensures maximum comfort whilst still being fashionable and innovative.


    From hard heels to the
    Express Pedi

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    Scholl's history continues with its founder's same passion and philosophy – to improve the health, comfort and well-being of people by caring for their feet

    We believe in healthy feet, from heel to toe. We channel this sense of purpose into three related, but distinct avenues of innovation:


    We know that feet are easily forgotten in the daily grooming routine, but we think that should change.

    We equip people with easy and convenient tools and products to make taking care of their feet easy, keeping them looking and feeling good. So every step is a healthy one.


    We believe everyone should be able to get to wherever they’re going in comfort

    There’s no need to put up with achy or sore feet when we have a wide range of everyday products that can keep your feet healthy and happy, cushioning your feet with every step.


    We want to provide people with effectiveand reliable solutions to keep their feethealthy and pain free.

    We are focused on innovating the most convenient but yet superior ways to solveany problem and help people keep theirfeet in great shape.

    Love every step

    Your feet deserve to be the healthiest they can be throughout your life.

    What do we mean by healthy steps?

    Our aim is to ensure that every step you take throughout your life is the healthiest it can be.

    This means making sure your feet are comfortable, protected and cared for, so that every step is as supple and agile as possible. Only this way will they look and feel at their best.

    We do this because we know that only healthy feet keep up with you and the demands you place on them.‘