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Are these cordovan?

EL72

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I believe so. The rumpling, as opposed to creasing, of the uppers is a telltale sign.
 

Tomasso

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I vote no.
 

grimslade

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+1 on the no. Look too at the lace-holes. They don't have that characteristic depression around the holes.
 

rnoldh

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Decent shoes, but I don't think J & M even makes shell cordovan shoes in their Optima line.

You'll have a better chance for genuine shell cordovan on Ebay at approximately this price($39.99) with a "Vintage" shoe.
 

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