Got mine today. Â I got the dark brown wingtip. Â There's nothing marking them as shell cordovan, but based on the feel and texture alone, I'll say they're shell cordovan and that the leather texture is closest to my AE macneil's, which are shell cordovan. Â They feel nothing like any of my calfskins. Â So my call is: they're shell cordovan. In addition, they fit rather well. Â I was kind of shocked by that, given that I didn't have time to find one to try on before ordering online. The color tone is quite interesting. Â At first I thought they were a dark reddish brown (granted, I was indoors, my shades were drawn, and the lighting wasn't the best), but the color tone was clearly much darker and less reddish than my macneils when I put them side by side. Â All in all, very happy with this model. Â A very classic looking shoe.