Kork-Ease Relaunches Iconic ’70s Platform with Free People

Kork-Ease, a division of H.H. Brown, found a bohemian cohort in Free People. Kork-Ease is teaming up with the wanderlust lifestyle brand to reintroduce its Original platform from the ’70s.

“We have been waiting for the perfect moment to put this shoe back on shelves. When Free People approached us for this exclusive, it was a no-brainer; their brand champions the femininity, courage and spirit of Kork-Ease,” said Tom McClaskie, Kork-Ease creative director in a press release.

The shoe, renamed the Heights platform for Spring ’16, stays true to the original 4-inch platform with cross straps and suede wrapped wedge. Made in Brazil, each shoe features a leather cushioned footbed, leather lined straps and a rubber sole.

Kork-Ease X Free People Heights Platform in rust suede, caramel suede, rainbow snake embossed leather and bleached stained denim. (PRNewsFoto/Kork-Ease)
Kork-Ease X Free People Heights Platform in rust suede, caramel suede, rainbow snake embossed leather and bleached stained denim. (PRNewsFoto/Kork-Ease)

Kork-Ease and Free People pay homage to the brand’s heritage by stamping the platform with the Original Kork-Ease logo exclusively for the collaboration. Options like rust suede, caramel suede, rainbow snake embossed leather and bleached stained denim captures the essence of the decade the shoe first appeared.

Free People DMM Shoes and Accessories Kathryn Schutt said, “We’ve always loved Kork-Ease with its iconic seventies vibe. We were thrilled by the chance to collaborate on the revival of their original platform, a true classic re-imagined.”

The Heights platform wedge is available exclusively at select Free People stores, FreePeople.com and KorkEase.com.

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