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How to identify cordovan leather?

JFWR

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Well done reviving a thread that died 6 years ago!
Admittedly, it's actually a pretty useful thread. I normally wouldn't condone such blatant thread necromancy, though.
 

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Gentlemen,

Some advice on these AE Sanfords , please. Shell or calf?
they’re definitely calf. Shell doesn’t crease. It wrinkles; crumples. Rather warps if you will.

Also, with AE, they use a dovetail heel and the sole will specifically state shell Cordovan (assuming it hasn’t been resoled by a third party).
 
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Thanks for all the help, guys. Thought for a moment that I stumbled into something for $18.
 

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