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Old 06-23-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I was just a kid when they were cool but I remember having bloody & bruised ankles all the time from those hard wooden soles hitting me while running in them.

The price for looking cool? Ouch!
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:43 AM
 
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I loved Dr Scholls - I think they later came out w/ a clog type shoe with wooden bottoms. Back then they were comfortable but I doubt I could wear them now. I do like Croc's a lot though, have winter ones also and find them very comfortable, lightweight, easy to clean etc.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: USA
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I wore them too back then.................guess I thought I was cool Thinking about it now they must have been heavy because of the all wood bottom Would I wear them again.......nope. I'll stick with my light weight flip-flops
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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I am curious if anyone remembers when Dr Scholl Exercise Sandals were the hip thing. I believe that during most of the 1970's they were very popular and by the early to mid 1980's just seem to go out rather quickly. They were very stylish and definitely attractive womens apparel. Every high school girl seemed to have a pair. Anyone out their recall or have any memories about them? Wonder why they never tried to re-market them.
Ha! Yeah I remember them! I had a white pair, wooden sole that formed your foot so well.

They were the "flip-flops" of the late 70's and early 80's.

Got them at some drug store type of place. They were sold on a vertical type of display as I recall.

I knew Dr. Scholls really came up in the world when I saw them at Macy's a few years ago.

I had a giggle at how much them wanted for what was an $8.00 shoe way back when.

They were sooo comfy too!
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:42 PM
 
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Still wear & love the originals after all these years! But they discontinued my favorite "dressy" style.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Eastern Balto County
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Default Reads had them

In the Baltimore Metro "Reads Drug Store" was really big on selling Dr Scholls and even had their generic brand called magic sandals. Almost like comparing Jack Purcells with fish heads. I believe probably around 1968 Scholls hit the market. Prior to that in the 1960 a toe-ringed sandal either Indian and/or water-buffalo so called was just as popular. Also went out by the 1970's.
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I had a pair of Scholl knock offs that I got at Old Navy a few years ago. They were briefly in mid 2000s with preppy trends that briefly came back. I thought the same thing the other day, what a shame that I got rid of my wooden sandals.
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:24 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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I was just a kid when they were cool but I remember having bloody & bruised ankles all the time from those hard wooden soles hitting me while running in them.

The price for looking cool? Ouch!

Reading this brought back that bruised ankles memory, loved them back in the early 70's, but if you had to run, forget it.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:56 AM
 
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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.
The rippled soles that you are talking about are Famolare shoes. They are still sold. While they looked different, they are not as ugly as other styles and the wave sole idea had merit for people that had pain at the ball of the foot.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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I had a pair of those Dr Scholl's. Hmm, wondering where they disappeared to.... Maybe Mom threw them out or dropped them off in one of those donation boxes.
Crocs are convenient in a way but be careful on those escalators. I've heard some horror stories there. Easy to wash off tho if one steps in mud or ohhh, doggie-do?
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