Original Dr. Scholl's Women's Original Exercise Sandal, Red Leather, 5M
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- Rubber sole
- Heel measures approximately 1 1/2"
- Platform measures approximately 1"
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From the moment its iconic exercise sandals hit the shelves in 1968, Dr. Scholl's has been a brand synonymous with comfortable footwear and healthy feet. Today, Dr. Scholl's offers footwear in a variety of fashionable styles that range from casual to elegant, to fun and funky. Dr. Scholl's continues its tradition of using the latest podiatric medicine and research to revolutionize the way Americans think of, and care for, their feet.
- Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 5.2 x 4.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- ASIN: B0007D8C14
- Date first available at Amazon.com: June 29, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
If your back hurts while standing, you may want to try these sandals.
As a young mother of three, I found that WHENEVER I wore these sandals my chronic backache improved greatly, but they disappeared off the shelves and I was unable to buy them for decades. Now, as a GRANDmother of three, my back has been causing more pain than ever. I was so happy to find the sandals right here at good old Amazon! I've been standing for hours, and my back hurts much less now. They're wonderful. (I gave them only 4 stars because of the rough leather used in the lining of the strap. See below.)
NOTE: They do require a break-in period, so be prepared to wear them for short periods at first.
FOR THOSE WHO FIND THE SANDALS RUB: First of all, if they hurt, TAKE THEM OFF. Don't wait till you get blisters. For some reason, the inner lining of the straps is made of sueded leather--not too soft. (They were always made this way; I used to sandpaper them.) This doesn't bother everyone, but if it's bothering you, try lining them with DURAPORE SURGICAL TAPE (in the 2-inch size; available through your pharmacist). Just stick it on and cut the tape around the strap to fit. As you cut, you may see a little edge of tape sticking out from the strap; just press it up against the edge of the leather; the tape will stay on better. You can also try MOLESKIN (in the foot-care aisle of your supermarket), it really makes them feel great, but doesn't stick as well as the tape.
IF YOU FIND YOURSELF BETWEEN SIZES (one hole is too tight, the next too loose): Try using the smaller hole, but wear them with socks until the leather stretches. Start with one sock and if they're still too small, you can wear more than one sock.Read more ›
1. As many others have noted, the toe ridge has almost disappeared so you don't have anything to grip. As someone with ankle stability issues, I can't wear shoes that slip around when I walk. That was never a problem in the past but this "updated" (aka cheaper to make) design doesn't provide the support I need. I found that I was scuffling more and sure enough, the front of the shoes showed wear where I had previously never had a problem.
2. Something is really wrong with the buckle design. It's not only hard to adjust, but I think there is one less hole so I wasn't able to get as snug a fit as I used to have (I wear a B width so it isn't as though I have narrow feet).
3. The leather is not as good quality as my old ones. It's stiffer and when combined with the looser fit (1 & 2), I ended up with marks on my feet just below the big toe.
Looking at the reviews here and elsewhere, I see that repeat customers have been complaining about the redesign for quite some time now. I guess the company figures it's more profitable to churn through new buyers rather than keep a loyal following. They are trading on the reputation of the actual original to lure unsuspecting buyers. It's another case of a reliable old standard abandoned.
here is how you measure. put you foot ( if even doesn't matter wich foot, if uneven use the loner foot to determine your size). take a 11x12 paper and make two marks one at the heel and one at the big toe then look at the chart put your finger on the inches (foot measurement) and run across to see your size. remember these sandals only run in whole sizes, so if your half go up one. also know your width
Size Inches CM
4 8 ¼ 21
4 ½ 8 ½ 21.6
5 8 5/8 21.9
5 ½ 8 ¾ 22.2
6 9 22.9
6 ½ 9 1/8 23.2
7 9 ¼ 23.5
7 ½ 9 ½ 24.1
8 9 5/8 24.4
8 ½ 9 ¾ 24.8
9 10 25.4
9 ½ 10 1/8 25.7
10 10 ¼ 26
10½ 10 ½ 26.7
11 10 5/8 27
12 11 27.9
13 11 ¼ 28.6
I hope this helps you to determine your size. I wear 8 1/2 in shoes, I measured my foot and it is 10 inches. I ran my finger across the chart and found my size, so, the sandals I need a 9 in Dr. scholls.
remember each manufacture is diffrent in their sizes, so , measure up. ;)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It would be very comfortable and great quality-- IF you can adjust the straps. I looked up how to adjust it and tried it by following their instructions. Read morePublished on August 1, 2014 by Anna
so hard to find the wood based Dr Scholl's sandals
so many have the plastic (wood like) bottoms - I ve been wearing these for years
great for my back
These shoes are a classic stand by when one knows they'll be doing some walking. They are better looking than a regular flat giving one some height, and the natural color I chose... Read morePublished on February 13, 2014 by JoanneOh
I used to have several different colors of these shoes in the 70's and wore them everyday during the summers, so I found them on Amazon and ordered another pair. Read morePublished on February 9, 2014 by Debbie Deaton
I have one of my old pairs from the 70's ( dating me, there! ) and I got them out, tried them on and decided they were a "go"! Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by Bobbi
I won't buy again until they manufacture like they did in the 70's. I miss the toe grip. They were solid sandals and you could buy them at the drugstore...in a box... Read morePublished on July 2, 2013 by LauraBP
If you think you have found the sandal your mother wore back in the 70's and 80's, think again. Major, major differences from the original sandal: this version has minimal toe... Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by V
I love these shoes so much that I now have 6 pair. I first saw them in the mid 80's when two sisters who lived on my street had them. Read morePublished on June 6, 2013 by Jennifer Williams