I just bought these double monks for what I consider a really good price if they are calf, but if they are shell cordovan, I think I got an AMAZING deal. Just not sure if Canali is just referencing the color vs the leather itself. The leather feels very waxy and it "seems" to ripple and the scratches buff out easily. I'm just not super familiar with identifying shell. While I was out shopping after buying the shoes, I asked the folks at Crockett & Jones to take a look as a favor, and they seemed to think they are probably shell cordovan. Just wouldn't commit. Anyone familiar with Canali cordovan? Pictures below. Of course, Canali sizing is weird so not sure these fit quite right yet. Also are they goodyear welted? They seem to be when I look at them.