Cork Heels: Lighten Up Your Step For Spring

Cork Shoe Style by Alexandra Phanor-Faury Lighten up your step for spring with cork sandals. This natural sole is going to be big in the upcoming months.It's a new way to add both height and texture to your warm weather footwear,and we’re not just talking about your weekend shoe. Cork is getting a new haute look paired with everything from sexy stilettos to trendy platform wedges. Not only are cork soles a great addition to your spring and summer wardrobe, the eco-chic organic material (the harvesting of cork does not harm trees) allows you to be green and fabulous. Mother earth will thank you for it. Get ready to fall in lust with our picks for the most gorgeous cork sandals:
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 15, 2010

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The great thing about cork soles is that the natural hue compliments uppers in any shade or fabric.

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The bubble gum pink patent leather of these subtle platform sandals can easily work for a spring wedding or a breezy dinner outdoors. Bluefly.com, $512

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Stella McCartney’s fierce gray cork platform sandals with non-leather satin finish are begging to be worn with a light as a feather printed dress.
Net-A-Porter.com, $855

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Show off your pretty pedicure in these open-toe wedges. Bluefly.com, $237

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These simple yet bold strappy Elie Tahari ‘Charlotte’ cork wedges with metallic leather upper are a great investment that will last for years to come.
Bloomingdale’s.com, $398

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The mix of the glossy patent leather with the cork detail makes for a notice-me sandal.
Bluefly.com, $552

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Turn heads in these Fendi slingbacks with chunky cork wedges.
Saks Fifth Avenue.com, $595

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Add major height to any ensemble with these cork wedges for a casually polished look. Bluefly.com, $476

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Looking for a statement sandal to complete any glam look? These platform metallic gladiators will do the trick.
Net-A-Porter.com, $610

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The gold diamond leather and wrap-around ankle strap make these cork platform wedges a stand-out.
Bluefly.com,$600

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Wear metallic for day without looking overdressed in silver Huarache styled cork wedges.
Net-A-Porter.com, $200

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The gold thin bands and crossover perforated bronze straps of these cork heels are a perfect match in shoe heaven.
Zappos.com, $269

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There’s more than one way to wear cork. We love how these stacked-heels have cork-like leather straps.
Bluefly.com, $135.99

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It’s not hard to see why these Donna Karan cork and suede wedges with elastic straps are a must have.
Net-A-Porter.com, $695

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The metallic accents on the cork wedge of these sandals add a sophisticated touch to a spring shoe. Shopbop.com, $225

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Tory Burch’s thong pebbled cork sandals offer more support and style than rubber flip-flops.
Shopbop.com, $165