I have this happen a lot on my Allen Edmonds Bradley shell cordovans. They seem liable to getting scuffs and scratches. I find that an even better solution is to use some pigmented cordovan cream. As you can see a slight scuff here even now, if you put a bit of pigmented cream on it (I recommend saphir) you would get rid of even that.Just some hilarious irony in that I put these Natty Shell Grayson's on to drop of my Randolph's at the cobbler for repair and take the pooch to the park. Must have scuffed them getting in or out of the car. Didn't notice it until we got to the park. 5 minutes with a dear bone, brush, rag, and a dab of Collonil 1909 and they are almost as good as new........
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Nothing like the recuperative powers of Horween shell.
Shell cordovan literally needs to be -gouged- to be unrepairable from scratches. In that sense, I prefer it to calf, even if calf is more elegant.