The 10 Most Essential Women's Shoes in the 1970s


9. Dr. Scholl's Exercise Sandals

How could you not love wooden shoes that could be purchased at the drug store and that promised to tone your calves? Dr. Scholl's Exercise Sandals had a raised toe crest and contoured sole that encourage "natural gripping and flexing when walking." This was supposed to work those calf muscles, but in reality they caused the wearer to constantly struggle to keep the shoes attached to the feet. You alway knew when someone wearing the shoes was near by the clunk...drag...clunk...drag sounds that came with them.