Yes indeed they have developed water spots see the pictures. I thought shell cordovan was supposed to be immune to water sports? In any case they seem to be handling the rain very well. I have yet do any vigorous brushing @justinkapur. However it does not look like they need a lot of maintenance, except for the water sports, shoes look good after drying out. I am new to the shell game and I am on business trip right now so frankly I have not had time to brush them that much or take the proper pictures.