We're happy to introduce our Japanese Shell Cordovan! For the first time in Stock & Ready to Ship — the classic Plain Toe Blucher, Goodyear welted on the classic HIRO last.
This very limited Meermin Shell Cordovan shoes are made, using the Shell Cordovan handmade by a family owned tannery in the heart of Japan — Shinki Hikaku — following ancient methods. Full vegetable tanned made following a 10 month process where every shell is pit tanned, naturally air dried & glazed by hand in order to achieve its very transparent & characteristic finish. That is a quite long process, but the result its totally worth it!
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 classic round HIRO last & finished with JR chestnut tanned leather soles, this is a super classic choice.