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About Dr. William Mathias Scholl
Indiana, USA • 1904 — 2019

Dr. William Mathias Scholl was born in 1882 in Indiana – the grandson of a cobbler and farmer. As a boy, he was fascinated by the biomechanics of feet and shoes. He began to learn all he could about foot care, even borrowing his grandfather's tools to repair shoes and earn extra money. As a young adult, he studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, and while working in a shoe store he became interested in the field of podiatry. In 1904, while still in school, he invented and patented his first arch support.