WHO WAS DR. SCHOLL?

Learn more about our pioneering founder and our legacy of helping people move more comfortably and confidently.

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Dr. William Mathias Scholl was born in 1882 in Indiana – the grandson of a cobbler and farmer. As a boy, he was fascinated by the biomechanics of feet and shoes. He began to learn all he could about foot care, even borrowing his grandfather's tools to repair shoes and earn extra money. As a young adult, he studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, and while working in a shoe store he became interested in the field of podiatry.

In 1904, while still in school, he invented and patented his first arch support. To market and sell his invention, he founded the Dr. Scholl’s company and later worked with his brother Frank to expand the company overseas. comfortably and confidently through life.

the science of movement
Better movement means more movement. And more movement means better health.
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Dr. Scholl’s Comfort & Energy Products.

Comfort & Energy

Everyday comfort to keep you feeling more energized.

Dr. Scholl’s Pain Relief Products.

Pain Relief

Relief and prevention of foot and lower body pain from being on your feet.

Dr. Scholl’s Athletic Series Products.

Athletic Series

Protection and support to help you perform at your best.

Dr. Scholl’s Stylish Step™ Products.

Stylish Step™

Discreet comfort in stylish women’s shoes.

DR. SCHOLL’S® SHOES, SOCKS AND OTHER PARTNERS

Learn more about other Dr. Scholl’s products.
Dr. Scholl’s® Shoes

With a heritage of knowing how to make feet feel good, Dr. Scholl's® Shoes combines comfort technology with relaxed, unique design.

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Dr. Scholl’s® Socks

Dr. Scholl's® socks are specially designed to meet your foot care needs—and provide the comfort you deserve.

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