"The hippopotamus is the third largest land animal in the world, with a tough skin which makes this a very unique material to work with. The supply is small and only on display at a few Cleverley trunk shows throughout the year.
All of the hippopotamus skins are certified to have originated from animals that died of natural cause and not hunted. I have personally hand selected each skin for their colour, texture and grain which gives each completed shoe a unique appearance. The material is very strong and will last many years. I recommend these skins for either two-tie bluchers and boots. The unique grain would work very well in casual settings."
Not sure why they would be dishonest about this.
1. I'm joking.
2. I still don't buy this. Corruption and Africa are synonymous.
I have been after a pair of 1930s Boots for years. These are the famous Regal brand in NOS 11D.. Quite a score when you look at the condition. I suspect they have always been wrapped up in a box and fairly airtight.