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A carbon-negative material that literally grows on trees!

We've pioneered a way to turn used wine corks into a sustainable replacement for fossil fuel foams used in footwear, and it’s better in every way.

An abundance of used corks, recycled for good.

Each year, the equivalent of over 31 billion bottles of wine are consumed worldwide. With thehelp of thousands of cork Collection Partners across North America, ReCORK has collected more than 110 million natural wine corks. That's enough to replace fossil fuel foams in 2.75 million pairs of sandals.

Footwear can be a dirty business.

The footwear industry produces more than 20 billion pairs of shoes a year. The most environmentally harmful material used is often the petroleum-based foam in midsoles and insoles. Our recycled cork replaces this foam with a totally sustainable alternative that's just as comfortable, cushioning, light and durable.

It all starts with a tree.

Wine corks are made from the highest quality bark of the cork oak tree, which is harvested every 9-12 years without ever cutting a tree down. Those wine corks are then recycled by businesses and individuals like you. ReCORK grinds them down and recombines them as our revolutionary materials in a process that requires far less energy and water than synthetic foams. The result is footwear components that are sustainable every step of the way, from origin to end-point.

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Why else do we use wine corks?

Beyond being incredibly eco-friendly, cork has many other qualities that make it perfect for use in footwear.

CUSHIONING

Natural elasticity makes for excellent shock absorption.

NATURALLY DRY

Moisture-wicking and odor-reducing.

CUSTOMIZABLE

Naturally molds to your unique feet within days of wear.

SUPPORTIVE

Firm enough to provide long-lasting support.

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Made with ReCORK Recycled Cork.

22 to 60

Wine corks in each pair of recycled cork footbeds, shoes and sandals.

We want your corks.

We couldn't do this without people like you and our incredible Collection Partners. To recycle your corks, simply drop them off at a Public Collection Partner near you.

We want your corks.

We couldn't do this without people like you and our incredible Collection Partners. To recycle your corks, simply drop them off at a Public Collection Partner near you.

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