Dr. Scholl's

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Dr. Scholl's
Industry Foot care
Founded 1906
Founder William Mathias Scholl
Headquarters London, England
Area served
North and Latin America: Bayer
Rest of World: Aurelius
Products Foot care products and shoes
Parent Aurelius AG; Bayer AG
A Scholl sandal beside a non-labelled sandal

Dr. Scholl's is a footwear and foot care brand formerly owned by British-company SSL International. By 21 July 2014 the brand was bought by Aurelius AG [1] in all markets except North and Latin America. On 1 Oct 2014, Bayer completed the acquisition of North and Latin America markets from the U.S. pharmaceuticals group Merck & Co., Inc. [2]


The company was started by podiatrist William Mathias Scholl in 1906, in Chicago, United States. The original company expanded globally to design and patent over 1000 foot care products, and became a member of the Fortune 500 in 1971.

After William Scholl died in 1968, Schering-Plough bought the brand. Under parent Merck & Co., Schering-Plough imported the product line from China, and has a North American distribution agreement with the Brown Shoe Company.

In 1984, Schering-Plough sold the global brand and non-North American operations to European Home Products, who manufactured footwear and foot care products distributed under the Scholl brand.

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