Real cordovan (the material, not the color) is a type of horsehide, actually tanned from membranes known as shells taken off either side of the horses hindquarters. These shoes also happen to be in the classic cordovan shade of dark oxblood. These shoes are in fine shape; I keep them conditioned with Saphir Cordovan Cream and lots of brushing.
Original soles and heels have a good amount of wear left. Outsoles are 12 7/8 long, 4.5 across at ball of foot, and 3 5/8 across heels.The lettering on the heel liners is too faint to show in a photo, but it says "HANOVER MADE IN USA". Inside the sides of the shoes it reads ALL LEATHER SHOE COMBINATION LAST. " The numbers inside the shoes, in addition to the size marking of "10 1/2 D/B (where D refers to the forefoot width and B to the size of the heel) are 16653008, and below that, 2351. Fun facts: According to my online research, 2351 is Hanover's code for its L. One of the company's two cofounders was a Mr. Sheppard, originally from North Carolina; the eponymous L. The Hanover Company, which today exists only as a brand and makes no shoes in the USA, stopped using the L. Sheppard labeling in the 1980s. Examine all the pics carefullythey are part of the item description.
NOTE WELL PIC 2: It shows the brogueing tip at the vamp of the right shoe starting to tear. Im going to have a cobbler look at that, in hopes it might be fixable with a tiny, tiny dab of epoxy (I dont dare try that myself, and will let a pro do it). The item "Hanover Genuine Shell Cordovan L.
Sheppard Longwing Wingtips 10.5D USA GUC" is in sale since Wednesday, May 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Shoes\Dress Shoes". The seller is "earlofblandings" and is located in Annandale, Virginia.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.