May 12th, 2020
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Slide Into Summer

The Holiday magazine story shot in Capri inspired me to pull out my Dr. Scholl’s. The Original Collection sandals have golden hardware, which I prefer. Tomato red is my favorite, and I wear the blue pair with denim all summer long. Ironically, the only color I don’t own is black.

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  • My earliest shoe memories are of these. Mom had a navy pair she wore all summer. I loved trying them on. I saw they had a few collaborations but the originals, in my opinion, are the best…

    Amy Thorne RichardsonMay 13th, 2020  8:45 AM

     
  • I still have my navy Dr Scholl’s from 1977. Bought with my staff discount when I worked for the summer in a drugstore. At the time they were sold only in pharmacies. I wore them again in the nineties when they came back into style. I taught high school and my female students swooned over my “original, vintage” Dr. Scholl’s. That memory still makes me smile. Hauled them out again last summer. They’re a bit battered. But still “original.” Ha.

    Sue BurpeeMay 13th, 2020  10:09 AM

     
  • Remember when they came in a flat soled version? I actually preferred those. My older sisters wore them and I wanted a pair like crazy — it felt like ages until my foot was big enough for the smallest size. I went to the pharmacy weekly to try them. My first pair were white leather, some things don’t change…

    PrestonMay 13th, 2020  10:25 AM

     
  • My most vivid memory of these from the 70’s is the sound: slap, slap, slap. Must get my hands on that copy of Holiday, thanks for reminding me.

    SueMMay 13th, 2020  11:38 AM

     
  • I have a leopard print pair with a heel. A black patent leather pair with a 1 1/2 heel. I love them! I loved them as a teenager too.

    Liz | wannabeliz.comMay 13th, 2020  12:24 PM

     
  • I remember wearing these when I was a young girl back in the 70’s. I loved them so much until the rubber on the bottom wore off and my parents, who got tired of hearing the wood hit the ground, made me throw them out! I still have my Chanel version from the early 2000’s with the black patent leather. Love them!

    DianeMay 13th, 2020  1:05 PM

     
  • Was just sharing pictures from high school with friends and talking about our fashion in the late 70’s Midwest. Oh my if you did not have Dr. Scholl’s or platform buffalo sandals, just go bare foot. Do I have to get some now that the universe has struck twice on this subject?

    SandrineMay 13th, 2020  8:37 PM

     
  • You had me at hello…I have 4 pairs and none are newer than 10 years old. I love these shoes (though admittedly the break is brutal) & have made them a staple in my summer wardrobe since I stole them from my mom in the early 80’s. That clack is unmistakable and yes, after a day’s wear your calves are well exercised. I bought a pair for my mom last year as a throwback bday gift. I may just break them out for my weekly quarantine jaunt to the market.

    Melissa IveyMay 16th, 2020  4:23 PM

     
  • A few years back I became obsessed with convincing Dr Scholl’s to bring back the “True” originals.
    While discount shopping with my girls I found a pair in red.
    Memories came flooding back of Hyde’s drug store with my mom in the 70’s – each visit to the Dr Scholls station by the pharmacy praying that they would fit. When the day came and the last red pair were mine I savored every second!
    I was taller and that bump under the toes was toning my calves as I wore them right out of the store.
    I’m so disappointed that all new styles are smooth under your toes – where’s the bump????
    Hoping that being true to the original they would listen to all my calls, letters and emails.
    Dr Scholls if you’re listening “bring back the bump!”.

    AliMay 18th, 2020  2:39 PM

     

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