I used to associate 'Dr.Scholls' with healthy wooden slippers; but not anymore! Seriously, the Scholl people must have listened to your comments, because when I entered my local Fenwick store the other day I was greeted by rows and rows of a new design called 'Musal'. (They might have excelled at overhauling their shoes, but totally collapsed when it came to the name-giving bit. Musal… what’s this supposed to be – an Ikea shelf?!?) Anyway, gone are the times of clunky wooden footwear. 'The Musal' is made from cork, and it is (comparatively) high. It might not be a Jimmy Choo and I’m risking being called a German housewife again, but I immediately fell in love and grabbed a pair because:
a. They give me an extra 2.5 inches (or if you prefer metric counting - 6.5 cm)
b. … are hellishly comfortable
c. They’ve got an open back (I love shoes with an open heel because they elongate the back of the leg; see - no strap to break up the line)
d. They go with pretty much everything
e. & fit perfectly to the whole beige/brown/camel/nude trend
My only problem is, after wearing them for half an hour I had blisters. But I hear Scholl offers special foot plasters, too.