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Yes, except they turned out not to be shell cordovan, just heavily painted leather.
WAAAAAAAT
Well, we will see soon enough. I will report back on them when the arrive. I really expect them to be shell when a large company advertises them as Horween cordovan.
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Yes, except they turned out not to be shell cordovan, just heavily painted leather.

 

 

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Well, we will see soon enough. I will report back on them when the arrive. I really expect them to be shell when a large company advertises them as Horween cordovan.


If that were the case, couldn't they be sued for fraud?  More over, if it was done in error, why would they sell (and continue to do so) any of them and not bury them in a landfill?

 

I will admit, the pair I have does seem more evenly colored than my shell Dundee's from Allen Edmonds.  Would they have processed substandard shell from Horween to make it look 'good' yet still be able to claim Horween shell?  

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I am curious to read smfdoc's review of these modern Florsheim Shell Cordovan shoes.  I have seen a number online and they have "Genuine Horween Cordovan" stamped on the bottom. Not sure why they left out the "Shell". Probably a cost cutting move.

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Does this look like shell to you guys?

 

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The 8773 model is polished cobbler

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Yes, except they turned out not to be shell cordovan, just heavily painted leather.

This is partially incorrect. The shoes were shell, but had a heavy top coat that tended to easily flake away. 

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Thank you, David! I was considering an eBay purchase, and couldn't tell if they had a low price because the seller didn't recognize that they were shell, or because there was something "off" about them that I couldn't discern.
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The 8773 model is polished cobbler
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Thank you, David! I was considering an eBay purchase, and couldn't tell if they had a low price because the seller didn't recognize that they were shell, or because there was something "off" about them that I couldn't discern.

Many in this thread already know about the "shell hunter's guide". Originally compiled by someone on askandy, this is an updated version on another site. Very helpful for buying shoes on eBay.

http://fityn.com/official-shell-cordovan-shoes-model-numbers-guide/

AHS
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Vintage Florsheims for a Tuesday. 26 years old.

 

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Many in this thread already know about the "shell hunter's guide". Originally compiled by someone on askandy, this is an updated version on another site. Very helpful for buying shoes on eBay.

http://fityn.com/official-shell-cordovan-shoes-model-numbers-guide/

AHS

For Allen Edmonds models, check out Allen Edmonds archive of scanned catalogs. They have catalogs going back to 1956. They will answer all of your questions. Well, almost all of them.

 

https://issuu.com/allenedmonds

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Vintage Florsheims for a Tuesday. 26 years old.

 

 

Looking AMAZING, let alone for a shoe made in 1990! Were these NOS or have they just been worn and maintained to perfection? 

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Vintage Florsheims for a Tuesday. 26 years old.

 

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Looking AMAZING, let alone for a shoe made in 1990! Were these NOS or have they just been worn and maintained to perfection? 

Thanks! No, they were not NOS. It was simply a case where the shoe had not been worn very much and then apparently put away. The picture of the sole is seen below. This prevented much in the way or wear AND, more importantly, out of the hands of someone who over-polished or abused them. Being a EEE I find fewer shoes on Ebay and I literally check 2-3 times per day for something new. These were listed less than an hour before I paid the "Buy it now" price rather than putting in a bid.

 


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Red cordovan Tricker's. From the Bureau.

Edited by zippyh - 6/15/16 at 5:42pm
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More vintage Florsheim shell longwings.


AHS
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More vintage Florsheim shell longwings.


AHS

 

Those look great. I like the contrasting welt stitching.

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Shell Cordovan AE Leeds with a custom walker rubber sole. Or resoled. There is just something wrong with the combo.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/282071469469?rmvSB=true

http://www.ebay.com/itm/282071480343?rmvSB=true

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