Cork Platform Wedge

Cork Platform Wedge

The platform shoe broke new ground last year, cropping up on almost everything and straying away from the cork wedge that people used to associate with platform shoes. So what’s happening this year, a return to the cork heeled platform wedge sandal of course.

But rather than the old traditional plain cork heel some designers have decided to give the modern cork platform shoe a little more wow factor by printing designs and logos on the heel. Ed Hardy has come out with the Women’s Casablanca which is basically a peep toe shoe with a tattoo design in a variety of colors on the upper and a “curvaceous vamp” (or what looks like a geisha to me) printed in black on the cork, along with the always overstated Ed Hardy Logo.

If the Ed Hardy peep toe isn’t maybe you’d prefer the Skechers Cali Women’s
Flirty-Burning Heart
. These thong styled sandals have a plastic upper with metal embellishments and a colorful tattoo graphic on the cork heel.

But these two companies aren’t the only ones rolling out the printed cork heel this year, Marc Ecko’s Rhino Red Women’s Angelique-Alanis sort of combines the two with a plastic thong styled upper and a black printed logo and graphics on the cork heel.

All three of these companies have recently come out with these similar designs and I expect that the market will be flooded with them before the snow has totally melted in the northern part of the U.S.


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