Benefits of Cork
Cork is a vegetable tissue and its cellular structure – similar to a honeycomb – is filled with an air-like gas giving cork unique properties such as lightness, impermeability, elasticity, compressibility and natural orthopedic qualities.
The combination of the natural characteristics of cork makes this 100% natural, recyclable and renewable raw material, the ideal for this type of applications with an excellent performance and great results in footbed’s correction, pain relieving and comfort.
1. Walking Comfort
The great elasticity of cork offers a low impact transference to your ankles, shins and knees, reducing joint stress. Cork and its shock absorption capacity, is able to hold the heel and foot in an orthopedically correct position. Walking on cork shoes is not only comfortable underfoot but throughout the body.
2. Thermal Control
Due to very low thermal conductivity, cork is very comfortable all-year round.
3. Odor Resistance
As you may know, bacteria feeds on the sweat secreted by feet when inside footwear. Cork is a 100% natural product and it is not a medium for microorganisms creating a naturally anti-bacterial environment. Cork footwear will naturally be relatively odor-free just from normal use.
Cork provides support throughout a long walking day and it’s recognized by the orthopedic shoe manufacturers and specialists as the best product to maintain feet and body healthy.