About Dr. Scholl’s®
William Mathias Scholl was born in 1882 in Indiana — the grandson of a cobbler and farmer. His expertise in foot care started as a boy when he borrowed his grandfather's tools to repair shoes to earn extra money. He went on to earn a medical degree in 1904, and started his own company, Dr. Scholl Inc.
Dr. William Scholl's expertise in shoes combined with his medical background allowed him to develop many of the innovative solutions available today. During his lifetime, he helped bring more than 1,000 foot care products to people all around the world.
Today, we the makers of Dr. Scholl's products continue to advance the science of foot care with the same enthusiasm that young William Scholl did all those years ago.