Originally Posted by thinman
I was mortified last year after I ran over the toe of Alden shell cordovan leisure handsewns with a wheel of my desk chair while sitting in the chair. The pain in my foot was nothing compared with the horror of thinking I had ruined my beloved shoes. Thankfully, there was only a fairly deep indentation (in the shoe), which as almost disappeared in the meantime. I'm not sure why it happened, but I'm certainly glad it did!
That is most interesting. It sounds like cordovan has an inate ability to recover from indentations. My experience suggest the same.