Those pairs are cordovan oxfords that I got from Gilt.com. On its description, http://webcache.googleusercontent.c...ro-cordovan-oxfords+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=kr it does not say anything that the pair was made of shell cordovan. I was not sure whether "cordovan" in the title means the color of the shoes or the material of the shoes. Anyway, I ordered the shoes and the shoes arrived. It looks pretty much like authentic shell cordovan to my eyes. I want to hear what you all think. Any opinion on etro shoes? I did not know that they make shoes before I saw this... P.S. There is a black mark on the shoes. Do you think it is removable? Can I try saphir renomat on cordovan (if it is real cordovan) to remove this?