Cork

Cork is the bark of the Quercus Suber L., Portugal’s National Tree. It is a 100% natural plant-based tissue, shaped like a beehive of microscopic cells, filled with an air-like gas. Portugal owns a third of the global cork oak forests, being the largest producer in the world. Per year, it transforms 50% of global cork production, about 100 thousand tons. Although they already occupy 23% of the country’s forest area, important reforestation measures have been developed, generating an annual growth of around 4%.

"CORK IS SUCH A PERFECT MATERIAL THAT NO INDUSTRIAL OR TECHNOLOGICAL PROCESS HAS BEEN ABLE TO REPLICATE IT"

SURPRISINGLY LIGHT

More than 50% of its volume is air, making it very light, at only 0.16 grams per cubic centimeter. Despite its low density, it is a very resistant material, allowing for the soles to be optimal for walking on the most diverse surfaces.

SMOOTH TOUCH

Thanks to its unique cellular structure, cork can be compressed up to half its width and return to its original shape. This makes it comfortable and healthy, due to its shock absorption ability, relieving pressure on the feet and protecting the joints and spine.

IDEAL INSULATOR

Cork has a low conductivity to heat, sound and vibration. It is impermeable to liquids and gases, allowing it to age without deteriorating. With a natural temperature very close to that of the human body, it conveys a feeling of comfort almost impossible to replicate with other materials.

HYPOALERGENIC

In addition to working as a good insulator, cork does not absorb dust. This makes it easy to clean and helps to protect against allergies, by preventing skin irritations when in contact with the soles.

NATURAL, VERSATILE AND SUSTAINABLE