The KORK-EASE Story

...begins in Brooklyn, New York in 1953, with the creation of the very first cork wedge sandal. The soft, rich leathers and natural cork heel were the perfect complement to everything from full skirts to capris — ideal for women seeking comfortable resort looks and chic summer style.

In The Sixties the simplicity, comfort, and organic look of Kork-Ease designs epitomized the earthy, natural outlook and optimistic spirit embraced by the youth culture during the decade of love. During the Seventies the platform cork wedge revolutionized the disco-chic look — a cultural icon that would forever be synonymous with the era. Today reflects the heritage of the brand’s original designs, combining clean lines with unique silhouettes that perfect the fusion of past and present.

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There is nothing us Planet people enjoy more than talking about shoes! When friends and family ask, “what are your favorite brands?” we naturally rattle off dozens of names we love for their own special reasons. Get to know what it’s like in our world of feel-good footwear as we share our experiences with you.

What would we do without Kork-Ease? They were the original makers of the wedge after all! You can thank Kork-Ease for going out on a limb back in 1953 with the vision of a stable heel and a ton of passion. When their idea turned into a reality, the modern wedge was born, a style many have adapted and changed. Yet no one can seem to replicate the quality leathers, unique styling and great colors that come with an amazing Kork-Ease wedge!

 

Kork-Ease shoes are timeless and classic, elegant and sophisticated. They've had such an influence on the shoe world that they were inducted into the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Landmark Shoe Collection, an honor only ever given to 25 styles of footwear.

 

We have always been super impressed by Kork-Ease's ecological, biodegradable and environmentally safe Vachetta leather. It ages with you, developing a great, vintage, gorgeous finish to an already beautiful pair of shoes.

 

With new rich hues for their amazing spring wedges and sandals, Kork-Ease has delivered yet again this season. You must check out their newest collection... you won't regret it!