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Old 06-21-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Eastern Balto County
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As I teenager I thought Dr Scholl sandals looked great. They even had a typed that the sole didnt have a heel for awhile.Now that Im hearing about the hump, wonder if the good doctor himself knew of this. Candies, weren't they the wooden heeled slide sandal? I know they had to hurt, probably just for looks. Earth shoes even went out of style. Flats style now in. If Dr Scholl sandals made a comeback its not in the MId-Altantic area. The reason I brought up this thread is that stopped at a restauarnt close to I-95 and saw a woman with them. Most be around another region.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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Well, where I live, people are still wearing and buying Earth shoes - excuse me, Earth "footwear."

Earth Shoes: Comfortable Stylish Shoes, Exerfit, Health Shoe
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:01 PM
 
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I see that the trend is for these to go away. They have decreased 50% in price and are being cleared out of the larger stores here. It may not take effect this year, but it is happening. The number of pairs of the lookalikes is going down as well.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: USA
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Remember them. Never could wear them 'cause of the "lump" just inder the toes. They still make 'em ya know. Even a knock off style at W-mart.

I saw the present day models from Scholls in a catalog. They wanted $80 bucks for them. When we bought them at the drugstore when I was a kid, they were dirt cheap.
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:49 PM
 
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I had a couple of pairs back in high school. Everyone wore them and we did have great legs in those days! I bought a pair at Target a few years ago when I lived in NC and couldn't stand them. I had blisters galore and they were just painful to wear. My husband had a pair of Earth shoes back then and he says they were really comfortable. Now those were some ugly shoes
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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Well, since the OP brought up Dr. Scholl's sandals, I went and Googled them. Heck, there's a ton of styles since I last bought any Dr. Scholl's shoes...I would try some of the flats on if I saw them in stores.

Dr. Scholl's Shoes, Dr. Scholl's Sandals, Dr. Scholl's Clogs
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:27 PM
 
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I had them in the 70's and again when they came back again in the 90's - I did feel an exercising effect on my calves and love the fact that they were real wood.

Also had Earth shoes in middle school - everyone did - very ugly shoe

Also remember a shoe with a big rippled wedge - very ugly and strange.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Eastern Balto County
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I saw the present day models from Scholls in a catalog. They wanted $80 bucks for them. When we bought them at the drugstore when I was a kid, they were dirt cheap.
In todays market $80 is quite steep no wonder you dont see anymore of them if flip-flops only cost a couple of bucks.
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I had a pair of Bicentennial Dr. Scholl's -- one strap was blue, the other was red. I also had a pair in bone, and in navy.

When I was a teenager, they were quite comfortable -- from May through October, that was all I wore. I bought another pair 15 years later, and couldn't wear them past the front door. Owie.

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I had a pair of Earth shoes during the same era. Lower in the back than in the front - wierd!
They were the best -- so easy on the feet!
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:59 AM
 
Location: West TN
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I had a red pair of Dr. Scholl's in 1968. I guess that makes me a trend setter albeit an old one.
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