Beautiful and unsurpassed, Cordovan leather derives its name from the city of Cordoba, Spain, where it was first produced in the seventh century. The “shell” refers to the hide that is split horizontally to remove the grain giving the leather its extraordinary, smooth appearance. Deep, rich color and a luxurious shine make it perfect to wear dressed up, to more casual occasions, or anytime you want to look remarkable. Exceptionally durable, it has a unique non-creasing characteristic and ages very beautifully. If well cared for, a pair of Cordovan shoes can truly last a lifetime.