I stayed home sick today and while online dream shopping and fantasizing about warm weather, I stumbled upon these beautiful Dr. Scholl’s Exercise Sandals. According to the Dr. Scholl’s website, the shoes were “originally developed in the late 1960s by the doctor himself, the sandal’s raised toe crest and contoured sole encourage natural gripping and flexing when walking,” and possibly to make “your legs say ‘look,'” but above all, these shoes just look cool. Wooden sole and leather strap, what could go wrong? A lot actually, but I’m not going to get into that right now. Instead, check out this ~groovy~ picture:
While still being very 60s/70s, the style is right on trend with many brands and stores showing wooden bottomed sandals and platforms for spring and summer. Unfortunately, it’s rather difficult to find new Exercise Sandals with wooden soles instead of a synthetic one, but The Vermont Country Store has a few colors and might be your best bet. If you are fine wearing someone else’s hand me downs, there are plenty of pairs on eBay and Etsy in good condition, inclduing the pair above from Sweet Love Vintage for $26 — VERY reasonable for the color and condition. I’d buy them in an instant, if they were my size, but instead for me the search continues.