We are the manufacturer and sole distributor of Scholl
footwear for Australia and New Zealand.
The Scholl brand has been making footcare products for over
120 years, from its origins back in 1904. Scholl have been caring for people’s
feet by making orthotic and supportive products which are sold around the
Scholl Footwear carries on the tradition of Scholl footcare
by incorporating Orthaheel biomechanics in the majority of our shoes, all of which promote foot
health. Not only do our shoes feel great under foot but they also reposition your
alignment to help alleviate foot and back pain. This is designed specifically for
those who are on their feet for extended periods of time to help relieve those
aches and pains that often promote fatigue and stress through the working day.
100 years of experience - Science at the service of feet
Our founder Dr William Mathias Scholl wanted to
understand the structure and biomechanics of feet in relation to the body - and
his passion and values still live with us today.
The story starts in Chicago in 1899, where at the
age of 17 William moved to work in a small shoe shop – specialising in
comfortable footwear. He was so intrigued by the number of people he met who
had painful foot conditions that he enrolled in medical school to learn about
the human body and most importantly he focused on the anatomy and physiology of feet.
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 in doing this helped develop the
philosophy that to improve your health, comfort and wellbeing you need to care
for your feet.
In the 20's he
created the first line of footwear designed to care for the anatomy of the
foot. A decade later Dr Scholl brought out compression hosiery for the relief
of swollen ankles and varicose veins. And in the 40's Dr Scholl insoles were
created and marketed, soon to become one of the company's bestsellers.
In the 60s 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. Celebrity endorsements turned the Pescura into a style
and comfort icon.
passed away in 1968, aged 86. His lifelong quest: "How to improve people's
comfort, health and well-being by caring for their feet?" was left to his
company. We’re still dedicated to caring for the world’s feet.
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
continues with its founder's same passion and philosophy – to improve the
health, comfort and well-being of people by caring for their feet.