|Kork-Ease . THE ORIGINAL SINCE 1953. The Kork-Ease story begins over a half century ago in Brooklyn, New York, where the original cork wedge sandal was born. The soft, rich leathers and lightweight cork heel were the perfect choice for women seeking chic, comfortable style. As time went on, the natural simplicity and organic design of our sandals was right in step with the free-flowing, earthy fashion of the late sixties. In the 1970s, Kork-Ease took center stage during the height of the disco era – with the iconic platform wedge that would become symbolic of the era.Today, Kork-Ease is forever immortalized in fashion history, with our original wedge as one of only 25 shoes on display in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's Landmark Shoe Collection.