FamousFootwear.com asked: Why did you choose this?
- michael: "girlfriend likes this shoe and her birthday is coming soon."
Priscilla asked: Are the footbeds stiff like the old wooden ones? I am convinced that it was my Dr. Scholls back in the 70s worn everyday that kept me from flat feet! But the toe gripper was an important part of it. Now, at 54, i want to return to the original Dr. Scholls to continue with the same effect. how can I get a pair of the original wooden ones?
- Dena: "They are not stiff like the wooden ones and don't have the toe gripper. These shoes are very comfy though. I also ordered wooden ones too. You may have to order from another site. Look for Dr. Scholls Original ."
- Barbara: "The new footbed is a composite material that doesn't bend, but it absorbs the shock of footsteps. There isn't a toe grip, but they do stay on anyway. I had trouble wearing the old, wood-soled shoes. My foot slipped off of the wood too much. These have a softer finish and a bit shaping to cradle your heel. I only wear them around the house and to run out to the mailbox, so I can't say how they feel for walking long distances. Hope this helps."
- rebecca: "The foot bed is quite stiff. I do find that they have a slight give in the heel. I wanted the shoe from the past, but I was very happy with this shoe. I hope this helps."
- PEGGY: "I ordered these and returned them. I found mine on ebay and my impression is that the wooden ones say made in Italy on the heel. At lease both pair that I have do. Good luck! They are out there...."
- Gail: "Unfortunately, the toe gripper is missing, but still comfortable and provides support more than typical flip-flops."
- L: "I'm not sure of the material, but they are very stiff...they feel like the 70s version to me. :)"