+1: I agree.
Edward Green shell cordovan shoes (and those shell shoes produced by other English companies, such as Cleverley) do not hold primary appeal for me. The deep burnished/ antiqued look and expert finish of calfskin for which EG is known is supreme. This deep visual interest and effect cannot be replicated in shell cordovan, which is typically rendered in a uniform shade.
Shell cordovan shoes have their place, and I know the fanatical, and oft comical, Alden fans believe shell is unequaled. But for a city (dress) shoe meant for dry weather, calf is far better.