Footwear etc. Announces the Resurgence of Platform Sandals: Born Shoes and Kork Ease

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California-based comfort shoe retailer, Footwear etc. is pleased to announce the resurgence of platform sandals and welcomes Born Shoes and Kork Ease as leaders in this trend. Customers have been responding very positively to the revival of platforms, especially the modern take from these two brands.

Platform Wedges at Footwear etc.

Born and Kork Ease have the platform sandal executed perfectly. Our customers are responding positively to both the fashion and the comfort of these brands, and of the platform trend in general.

Footwear etc. is excited to announce the resurgence of the platform sandal trend, featuring Born and Kork Ease as the two leading brands at the company. With a rich and long history in fashion, the platform sandal has been brought back by popular demand because of it's modern styling and comfortable elevation.

Born has been producing casual footwear for men and women since 1995, focusing on comfort and trending styles. Using quality materials, Born shoes offers new and improved models season after season keeping customers coming back for more. The lightweight construction of their platform sandals and wedges makes these styles easy to walk in without sacrificing comfort.

The Born Benitez is a mid-size platform sandal. This slide sandal features a 1 1/2 inch platform, full grain suede upper, cork-lined footbed, EVA outsole and is handcrafted. This platform sandal comes in Sea Blue and Fire (red). The Born Bermuda is a very similar platform but features a thong strap instead of a slide. Another popular platform sandal from Born is the Marie. The Born Marie is a 3 inch platform wedge with a leather thong style strap. The stitched details give this shoe a hand crafted look and the cushioned footbed makes walking in this platform wedge a breeze. The Born Marie comes in Denim, Tan and Black straps with a woven platform wedge.

Kork Ease has been around longer, since 1953, and are known to be the creator of the first cork wedge sandal. They've been a part of the platform trends throughout history and continue to make relevant styles today. Kork Ease uses a lot of earth tones in their designs and leathers. Originally Kork Ease used a solid cork wedge but have since updated it to a cork wrapped wedge for longer durability.

The Kork Ease Tutsi is a low profile platform sandal that is minimalistic and timeless. It is a casual women's slide with an 1 inch platform, soft cork footbed and is wrapped in full grain or metallic full grain leather. The Kork Ease Tutsi comes in Gold Leather, Etiope (brown) Leather, and Black Leather. Another popular style has been the Kork Ease Noellie. Similar to the Tutsi, this sandal is also a slide that is fully wrapped in leather. The Noellie, however, features a 2 3/4 inch platform and a bold decorative leather flower atop the strap. The Noellie comes in Bath/Azalea, Etiope (brown)/Cedro, and Antik (coral)/Cedro. These are just two of the 20+ Kork Ease platform styles carried at Footwear etc. online and in stores.

CEO Andrew Monarch adds, "Born and Kork Ease have the platform sandal executed perfectly. Our customers are responding positively to both the fashion and the comfort of these brands, and of the platform trend in general."

Kork Ease and Born shoes and sandals are available in Footwear etc.'s retail stores as well as online at

About Footwear etc.:
Footwear etc. is a well-established, family-owned business, headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA since 1986. The company is committed to improving customers’ quality of life by offering brand name products that demonstrate their belief in the need for healthful, comfortable and fashionable footwear. Footwear etc. operates eleven retail stores located throughout the Bay Area and San Diego, and also offers their products on their website and catalog. Footwear etc. is also a Google Trusted Store, which means that our customers can shop confidently knowing they will receive reliable shipping, excellent customer service, and free purchase protection from Google. To find out more, please visit

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