Dr. Scholl's is a footwear and foot care brand owned by Bayer in the North and Latin American markets, and by Aurelius AG in its remaining markets worldwide. The brand in the North and Latin American markets was owned by Merck & Co. through its predecessor Schering-Plough until it was sold to Bayer on 1 October 2014. Aurelius AG bought the brand for all other markets from Reckitt Benckiser on 21 July 2014
Scholl (or North America's Dr. Scholl's ) is a brand of footwear and foot care creams. Founded in Chicago, USA in 1906 by podiatrist William Scholl Mathias , the company has become known worldwide for its talent in designing patented podiatry products and for finding original ways to grow market (?). Becoming a member of the "Fortune 500" list in 1971 after Dr. Scholl's death in 1968, the company was bought by Schering-Plowand Merck & Co., which continue to manufacture shoes in China, which can be distributed in North America in agreement with the Brown Shoe Company. In 1984, Schering-Plow sold the global brand in Europe, which since then, as "SSL International", continues to manufacture foot and foot care products distributed under the Scholl brand.