Scholl Australia | Footcare, Orthotics & Advice

Our heritage

Trusted with over 100 years of experience to make your
every step the healthiest it can be.

Science at the service of feet

Our founder Dr William Mathias Scholl wanted to understand the structure and biomechanics of feet in relation to the body – and his passion and values still live with us today.

1899
The story starts in Chicago in 1899

The story starts in Chicago in 1899, where at the age of 17 William moved to work in a small shoe shop – specialising in comfortable footwear. He was so intrigued by the number of people he met who had painful foot conditions that he enrolled in medical school to learn about the human body. And, most importantly, the anatomy and physiology of feet.

1904
First invention: the Foot-Eazer

Shortly after qualifying as a doctor in 1904, at 22 years of age, he patented his first invention: the Foot-Eazer. It was a revolutionary product at the time – an insert placed in shoes to reinforce and support the foot arch. In 1907 he founded Scholl Manufacturing Co. Inc.

1912
Illinois College of Chiropody and Orthopaedics

Putting science at the heart of inventing and developing products, in 1912 William Scholl founded the Illinois College of Chiropody and Orthopaedics – soon to become the most important teaching institution in its field in the United States of America. He offered free foot examinations and created an Annual National Foot Comfort Week too.

1920's
The first line of footwear

In the 20's he created the first line of footwear designed to care for the anatomy of the foot. A decade later Dr Scholl brought out compression hosiery for the relief of swollen ankles and varicose veins. And in the 40's Dr Scholl insoles were created and marketed, soon to become one of the company's bestsellers.

1960's
Scholl's Pescura sandals

In the 60s we boomed. Scholl's Pescura sandals were developed with an anatomically crafted beechwood footbed, helping to tone the legs at every step. They rapidly became an international success, with celebrities like models Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton wearing them – turning them into a renowned style and comfort icon.

1968
William Scholl passed away

William Scholl passed away in 1968, aged 86. His lifelong quest: "How to improve people's comfort, health and well-being by caring for their feet?" was left to his company. And we’re still dedicated to caring for the world’s feet.

2004
Scholl's centenary with a new brand identity

We celebrated Scholl's centenary with a new brand identity, a new generation of foot care products and a line of footwear that ensures maximum comfort whilst still being fashionable and innovative.

2008
The first line of footwear

We revealed our new line of shoes designed by major Italian designers and sold in high-street shoe shops. With the right balance of style, comfort and technology, they have everything that embodies Scholl.

Our Story​

Science in response to the needs of the feet The founder of the company, Dr. William Mathias Scholl, wanted to understand the structure and biomechanics of feet in relation to the body – and his passion and his values accompany our brand to this day.

Who we are

Since our humble beginnings in a Chicago shoe-shop, our purpose has always been clear – to help the world think differently about their feet.

That hasn’t changed, and it never will. It is through helping people understand why they should care for their feet that we inspire them to act.

As we champion healthy feet, we champion the benefits they bring with them; freedom, agility, and a can-do attitude.

What do we mean by healthy steps?

Our aim is to ensure that every step you take throughout your life is the healthiest it can be.

This means making sure your feet are comfortable, protected and cared for, so that every step is as supple and agile as possible. Only this way will they look and feel at their best.

We do this because we know that only healthy feet keep up with you and the demands you place on them.‘

Our Mission

We see how much work you’ve put into your package design so when it comes to execution, Packwire offers nothing short of the best. Your ideal custom box comes to life with leading printing tools and the highest quality materials.

Our Vision

We aim to offer a final product that’s indistinguishable from the one you dreamed up. Watch your box concept take shape in real time and get exactly what you envisioned. The sky’s the limit!

Our Credo

Top brand recognition sets you apart from the other guys. Guided by your drive for success, Packwire keeps a close look on the entire box design process, ensuring an eye-catching package.

Our Team

Visit our shop to see amazing creations from our designers

maya mitchell

Founder

john foster

Co-Founder

Catherine ward

Supervisor

megan wells

Consultant

michael young

Manager

roxy

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