In a remarkable fusion of heritage and innovation, Dr. Scholl’s Shoes, a Caleres brand, and California-based denim brand RE/DONE have joined forces to launch a limited-edition footwear capsule collection this spring. The collaboration is a testament to both brands’ commitment to revitalizing the old and making it new again, with RE/DONE ingeniously reimagining Dr. Scholl’s Shoes’ iconic Original Sandal in five fresh colorways.
The Original Sandal, a timeless style that has endured through the ages, captured the hearts of the RE/DONE team. In a true spirit of collaboration, the brands embarked on a journey of thoughtful modifications to the classic design. The result is a range of sandals featuring slightly higher heels, squared toe shapes, redeveloped vintage hardware, and thicker leather toe straps. The color palette includes black and red patent leather with lacquered wood, classic neutral-toned leather, and denim made from RE/DONE’s upcycled denim scraps.
The collection is a testament to mindful craftsmanship. Each shoe boasts a handmade artisanal wood clog sole crafted from natural beechwood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The leather used is responsibly sourced through Leather Working Group-audited factories, underscoring the brands’ shared commitment to sustainability.
Katie Moore, senior director of design at Caleres, expressed her enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “Our shared commitment to creating eco-conscious style for all and paying homage to iconic fashion brought so much creativity and vision to the design process.” She further highlighted the unique combination of their signature wood sole, made with FSC certified wood, and RE/DONE’s mindful vintage-inspired materials as a celebration of the best of heritage fashion.
Sean Barron, CEO and founder of RE/DONE, echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the brand’s core ethos of collaborating with heritage brands to recreate classics. He expressed his excitement about the result of marrying the old-school features of a vintage pair of sandals with a more modern, square-toed silhouette.
The RE/DONE x Dr. Scholl’s Shoes collection, retailing for $295, will be available starting March 7 at all RE/DONE retail stores worldwide, select premium stockists, and both brands’ digital flagships.
About RE/DONE: Founded in 2014 by Sean Barron and Jamie Mazur, RE/DONE brought the revolutionary concept of upcycling to the forefront of fashion. As of 2023, RE/DONE maintains long-standing partnerships with heritage brands Levi’s and Hanes while continuing their expansion into novelty denim, standout ready-to-wear, and one-of-a-kind collectibles. RE/DONE is more than just clothing—it’s a way of life.