Product Review: Scholl HydraStep Sandals
There's no denying the word Scholl doesn't exactly reflect glamour. It conjures up images of orthopaedic sandals, lotions that help remove dead skin and those corn plasters no one will admit to owning. Despite their unsexy image, the brand has a long history of creating miracles in the footcare world, as they work hand in hand with many podiatrists.
The Scholl HydraStep sandal has recently been released, and it's essentially a sandal that contains a moisturizing gel in the sole. The idea is that as you walk Vitamin E and natural emollients will soften your skin with each step.
I've been trialling this for two weeks and am ready to report on my findings!
-The slippers are extremely comfy, and give far more support to the feet than flip flops. They grip well to both wooden floors and the pavement, and adhere well to bare feet .
-The moisturising properties of the sole don't cause you to get sweaty feet or have loads of liquid around your ankles, as they subtly moisturise with every step, and are pretty innocuous whilst doing so.
--They do actually work! After a week's use my soles were looking fresh and perky and I was thrilled by the change in texture with no effort at all from me!
The Bad News:
-They're ugly. Sooo ugly. Scholl may have dressed them up in three colours, but whether you go for pink or black they still look like something you'd find in a hospital. The price is fairly high for something so unattractive, so you may want to consider whether you should spend your money on a pedicure instead, though that will give you more of an instant boost than a continual change to the texture.
-The sizing is a little skewed. They come in three sizes, 4/5, 6/6.6/ and 7/8. I'm a size 7 and found the 7/8 pair huge on me, so if you're ordering a pair go down a size.
I was really impressed by how comfortable they were to wear and how soft and smooth my feet became. I didn't like the design though, so would suggest this is best for wearing round the house, and hiding when visitors come round. They're a handy alternative to flip flops if you're on holiday, and the added boost of moisture could help prevent those gnarly sandy feet that occur.
Get them for £24.99 from Scholl.