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Cordovan and Why We Love It

There are many reasons Genuine Horween shell cordovan is so desirable, i.e comfort, appearance, and durability but today we’re talking about maintenance.

A client of ours recently came in wearing a pair of Leffot Ivy loafers in navy shell cordovan. The shoes were well worn and when we asked him about the condition he told us he had worn them to hike along a volcanic trail in Hawaii. An interesting choice of footwear we initially thought but as these shoes are so incredibly comfortable we thought why not?

The shoes were covered in dirt and ash and were very dull with salt stains. We asked him to remove the shoes so we could clean them.

First we wiped them down with a slightly damp cloth, next we used Saphir Renovateur with a clean cloth to remove grime and condition the leather. We wiped down again with a clean cloth and buffed with a large horsehair brush and voila!! The whole process took less than five minutes.

Maintaining your shoes is not complicated or difficult just use common sense and quality products such as Saphir. Shell cordovan is one of the easiest leathers to maintain because it cleans up well and produces a beautiful luster in no time.

Leffot Ivy Loafer Navy Shell Cordovan Before


Leffot Ivy Loafer Navy Shell Cordovan Afer