Shell Cordovan leather is exceptionally durable. The pores are so dense on the back of a horse that they are not visible to the naked eye. The leather is naturally water-resistant (even if it is not waterproof) and stretches. Shell Cordovan is a truly rare and unique material. It has a bright luster, non-creasing grain character, great leather smell, and the ability to develop and keep these characteristics over time.
Since the crease can lead to cracks in the skin, the tendency to ripple rather than bend helps to preserve the surface of the skin and the overall durability of shoes. In addition, the shell Cordovan ages very well and develops over time a particularly beautiful patina.<br />
The leather itself does not accept much dye, so it is found mainly in the dark tones of brown, black, and the so-called cordovan color, which is a dark burgundy color.
Shell Cordovan is the article par excellence produced on the horse, through a particular process (100% vegetable tanning), with very slow and scrupulous timing the tannery are able to highlight a particular cartilage that only the horse has on its back . Only the timing, the dexterity and a lot of experience make the difference to make this product unique in its kind.
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