Here is our popular norwegian split toe this time made in our new Italian Shell Cordovan in this beautiful burgundy shade & finished with a Uk-made robust Commando sole.
This style is a super classic when it comes to Cordovan shoes, the all time NST with a twist, featuring our signature handsewn aprons.
Our first impression when we started working with it, is that weve found this Shells to be softer & more flexible (pretty similar to the US-made one in terms of flexibility & tanning) than the Japanese one were also using. While, on the other hand, we found the Japanese Shell finish more natural & very transparent showing the different & beautiful hues of the Shell, while the Italian version is more regular in tone, but when sun-lightened up shows all its beauty. Different ways to produce the same incredible material & both great on its own way!
This Italian Shell Cordovan is handmade by a small, family owned Tannery located in the heart of the Tuscany, full vegetable tanned, naturally air dried, finished & glazed by hand to achieve this soft & beautiful result.
Shoes made with this beautiful leather are made to last & get more confortable over the time. Shoes with this precious leather will develope a deep patina over the time, that will add its very own special character.
Goodyear welted on the RUI last & , finished with double Commando sole, this is a great go-to casual choice.
Nowadays, Shell Cordovan quantities are very restricted and because of that, these runs are very limited.
Estimated delivery date: JANUARY 2018