20.4.10

Scholls, Seriously Spruced Up

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.

shoes: scholls

57 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

"Risked being called a German housewife?" -- Good lord! I love German housewifes by the way. I see some pretty chic ones swanning around in German with Dr Scholls Musal slippers. You have very nice feet, sabine;-)
xx

Leah said...

I love Scholl way way back... glad that they have a newer collection. And you have fabulous feet my dear.

janettaylor said...

I love School too!


janettaylor said...

so sorry - Scholls :)

SabinePsynopsis said...

FA&oF and Leah - Thank you! I like my feet better than my hands, that's for sure.

CL, said...

i think they're pretty cute :) and they sound so comfy!
x

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Oh, Sabine, I understand how important comfort is, but I am afraid I could never bring myself wear this type of shoes. I think they would make me look bigger meaning my feet look bigger. But you, my dear always manage to pull things with such an ease! They do look great on you. :-)

Rock N Revolution said...

I want a pair!

stacey kelly said...

ive never worn scholls but i have to admit they sound comfy. minus the blisters obvs haha.

xx

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Sher said...

I've never bought scholls before but they're widely known as comfort shoes! So why are they giving you blisters:P

xx

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

i would give them a try, i might like them.

Dusk said...

Scholls put out a collection here that was really quite nice!
White leather with silver buckles and black patent leather, trimmed with white and with black patent on the heels. Am pretty sure I saw brights as well! They looked lovely and oh so comfortable! Not sure if they still exist.
...that's why I stick with slip on platform wedges. Comfort.

AX80 said...

A combination of chic and Birkenstocks. Gotta admit that they are more pleasing to the eye than what I woudl have thought!

Dancing Branflake said...

Good to know! I've been wanting to try them but they don't look comfortable. Haha.... I realize the irony of that statement.

I should get on bloglovin. I'll have to check how that works.

Kazuko said...

haha, that post really made me laugh! because i know exactly what you're talking about (talking about blisters). happened to me a couple of years ago when dr. scholl had their first revival and were sold in high-end boutiques for a fortune. will never forget how embarrassed i was when i walked through the supermarket carrying the scholls in my hands because i had to take them off since the blisters on my feet hurt like hell. some things never change. :) you wouldn't believe that... dr. scholl

Maddy said...

You had me sold...until you said blisters :( I don't see how they can be comfy and still produce blisters. Well, I hope you're healing. But, I'm going to have to say "no" to Scholls for now.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Kazuko - I love your story! But honestly, ALL new shoes give me blisters (it's my sensitive princess feet, haha)... I'm sure they just need some 'walking-in' and will be fine after a while (especially if I pad the feet with a few band-aids).

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I have the same problem with blisters and new shoes. You have to suffer for beauty :)

Loving them!

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

I love doctor School...is very glam

meggasus said...

I agree those shoes look so adorable and comfy at the same time!!...however, blisters only after a half an hour?!! I would probably have to return those. Blisters aren't worth putting up with! It's too bad tho... They really are cute!

maria said...

trendy and comfy!

Daphne said...

Is it weird that german housewives are total style icons to me? Clearly I love these. It's sort of terribly ironic that dr. scholls shoes would give you blisters. Like, actually side splitting hilariously ironic.
By the way, my heeled clogs are insanely comfortable. Probably my most comfortable pair of shoes right now.
xo

Lia in Strawberry Fields said...

thanks for the advise! I'll trey that outfit for sure:)
And sometimes I like that about black and white india, because it's different haha.
I think those shoes are very nice! and they look very comfortable!
xx

Isquisofrenia said...

i had a pair of white ones long ago, they are so comfy

E said...

Oh those are really cute! I like the suede!

K.M. said...

im surprised that i like these! i'm having my first ever giveaway and thought i should let you know as you were one of the first to ever comment on my blog :)
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Iva said...

comfy!!! :)

Clare said...

Oh those look so cute! Perhaps when you break them in some more you won't get blisters anymore. I have the same problem with shoes. It seems like they are always doing something I don't like to my feet!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Comfort is always key - they look magnificent on you, Sabine!! :)

Tuesday said...

That's good to hear that they've change their style! Will hop on over to their website and window shop :)

Mat said...

haha i do have some nice shoes, but i would much more call them manly than pretty :)

the shoe specialist made your feet hurt, as if!

Jen said...

I've never really been into Scholls. I had some Birkenstocks at a time but those fell out of favour too. I have rather large feet (8s!) and they look very clunky on me. I need a feminine, delicate shoe! :)

J said...

comfy and extra 2.5 inches... that sounds great to me!!

Kristin said...

I have a soft spot in my heart for Scholls. My mama always wore the wooden ones when I was little!

marian said...

When i was young i had scholls and birkenstocks,this post takes me way back :)
kisses
x
m.

Cindy Whitehead said...

I like that you pointed out the extra height you get with them - I need that!!

michelle_ said...

i love schools for comfort too !
but they dont suit my feet shape.. so yeah i get blisters too :(

MICHELLE <3
www.GlistersAndBlisters.blogspot.com

Pratishtha Durga said...

Ummm... I was loving them till the part where you mentioned blisters. Is it the shoes or something else? I am a sucker for open heels too.

Apart from the blisters, these "Musal" shoes look good, and do hold a promise. But please no, no, blisters.

Heather said...

haha I never thought how the BACK of my legs looked! will have to have a look in the mirror next time I wear heels :)

Angie Muresan said...

They do look comfortable, and attractive. Hmm, I may just give in and buy a pair too.

emma wallace said...

They look so comfy and versatile!
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MissKellie said...

I never would've guessed that these are Schools, they're so cute! :D And I agree, they have gotten a lot better with their shoe designs lately- a few days ago, I saw a pair of Scholls heels! HEELS! and I was kind of amazed at how nice they looked! :D

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P.S. I'm giving away a dress on my blog if you'd like to enter! ;D

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-I love the look of them, but after wearing them when I was younger, I know how uncomfortable they are!!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

HaHa! Scholl's are in now? :D
Thanks for visiting!
XXX

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vint junky said...

You could never just 'look like a housewife', you're much too fashionable!
xxx

wulanasihsetyarini said...

i love the sandals
i love the colour of the photos
i love the story..

xo

mel said...

oh mygosshles! i saw someone wearing those shoes the other day in the city!
awesome post
x

peterbellandtinkerpan.blogspot.com

Imogen said...

Its good that Scholls has a new range and I'm pleased you have some because that is a convincing list of reasons. I can tell they would be comfortable and go with everything.

Leia said...

Wow, I must check out their new range! Thanks for the heads up!

Sniff said...

When I ran my beauty store and was on my feet all day 6-7 days a week, I used to wear Scholls. Like you say, they are really comfy, and luckily I never had problems with blisters.

Nowadays, I tend to wear ballerinas or flip-flops whenever I want something really comfy to just put my feet into.

rossovelvet said...

Seriously these are not SO bad... even if in my language SCHOLL = DISASTER, like Crocs for example x)

ilovecoolthings said...

shit, do i add those to my list of what i need to purchase for mexico? oh dear me.... why is it that every time i go away i seem to SPEND more than when i'm actually ON the vacay? I will NOT do it this time. I will ONLY buy ONE thing. What that thing is remains to be known...... if i could, i would buy myself a new bum and thighs. (just saying - i'm allowed to dream you know!)

C'est La Vie said...

this is great!!! i could really use them

CHAMANDA said...

pretty!!~

Elizabeth said...

An IKEA shelf? LOL!

Ryan Plate said...

Such gorgeous feet! :-)

Ryan Plate said...

Wow you have gorgeous feet!