Eduard Gerlach, a qualified pharmacist, took over his father's traditional dry goods business and introduced a pharmacy as part of the company's offerings. At that time, foot care was not yet the core business, but would soon become this.


Gerlach had a keen eye for the needs of his time: Good, comfortable leather shoes were not yet a product for average citizens, who were subject to extreme foot strain as factory workers or agricultural workers. In 1882, he unveiled the first industrially-produced foot care cream. This revolutionary product was named "E. GERLACH’S PRESERVATIVE CREAM."

Gehwol History


In 1910, the trademark GEHWOL was officially registered. This name would soon become synonymous with quality and care in the field of foot health. Foot care experts possessed unparalleled insights into the intricacies of foot health.


In post-war Germany, professional foot care began to emerge as an independent and essential service within the healthcare market. Recognizing that foot care experts possessed invaluable insights into the well-being of their clients' feet, we introduced GEHWOL FUSSKRAFT in 1961. This collection was meticulously designed to meet the specific needs of foot care practices.


About Gehwol History


GEHWOL continues its legacy of innovation and care. We are deeply committed to sustainable practices and a green initiative. Our products often feature herbs and other natural ingredients, reflecting our dedication to both your well-being and the environment.


Join us on this journey to discover foot care solutions rooted in tradition and powered by modern expertise!


Gehwol Canada Products
Gerlach’s Preservative Cream
Gehwol Foot Cream
Gehwol Fusskraft
Gehwol Foot Cream History