Rise of Cork
Once reserved for older generation foot-wear and extra tall wedges, cork has moved from sole shadows to a shoe superstar . Nike's bold LeBron X Cork basketball sneakers ranked as one of Sneaker News' Top 30 shoes of 2013 and are selling on Ebay for $900+. On a recent visit to Neiman Marcus, we spoke with Fashion Accessories Director AnaMaria Pimentel about the newly in-demand fashion accessory, Ms. Pimentel informed us that summer and fall fashion trends include a high number of cork shoes and cork handbags and already have a major presence on department store floors. This season, designers from Manolo Blahnik to Christian Louboutin to Kate Spade are fully embracing cork’s subtle mosaic and vibrant color variation to create coveted fashion accessories that add the perfect stylish update to anyone’s wardrobe!