Originally Posted by My View2
My Carmina shell cordovan whole cut has developed many ugly water marks because of rain. I am really disappointed at this outcome.
Is this accumulated damage or a recent soaking? I was caught in a heavy snowfall in my new Carmina cordovan boots and the little raised welts took almost a month to disappear completely.
I let them dry properly over several days, well away from heat sources. Take off any white water marks (potentially caused by salt) with a clean damp cloth (rub dry afterwards). Buff them now and again with a soft cloth. Brush them with a stiff horsehair brush for a few minutes every couple of days, then buff again.
Mine are as good as new; well, better than new, as brand-new cordovan can be slightly characterless, like new trainers.