This spring, cork swaps its earthy rep for high fashion. By Christene Barberich & Piera Gelardi
When speaking chic, cork hasn't always stacked up. Maybe it's all those decades being inextricably tied to the free-loving-vibe of a certain earth-bound sandal. Well, as much as we love a good sensible summer shoe, we're delighted to see cork growing up a bit and being turned out in a number of glossy glam ways. Spotted everywhere from the runways at Miu Miu to the latest collection of R29-approved label 80%20, a new class of cork is amping up the typical summer footwear menu. And if you thought you had to swap support for extreme height? Think again. Casadei has crafted a seriously staggering—and comfy—platform sandal to rival any of your sexiest stilettos. Read on for more of our top cork-chic picks starting under $100.
Eight cork shoes for a spring lift.