I bought my first pair of these at a shop in FL a year ago. The fit is beyond belief (I was a dancer and have more of an arch to my foot), so comfortable. I also get many comments on them, and have referred many to your product. I had to buy a new pair because my first pair did not hold up well at all. I was caught in the rain when they were brand new, and the leather at the bottom of the base of the wedge was damaged enough that the leather started peeling. Then, the bottom layer starting raising up. Basically, they became a comfortable eye-sore, so I just bought another pair. I put shoe rain repellent on them, coating them twice.
Still, the day after my first wearing, the leather at the base again got easily nicked and has started to peel. Love them but will not purchase again, unless you alter the lower base of the shoe…..rubber would be useful and would still look nice on this shoe. (I have the same issue with your sandals that do not have the cork base, just an fyi)