I came upon these Florsheims (so it says on the insole) at a consignment shop. They feel plastic, but are definately leather. Very dark but a lot of red comes through. Great shape with a beautiful color. So what do you think? I took them to 3 shoe shops and NONE of them had heard of shell cordovan. Sorry for the cell pics. br> I don't wear an 11 so I will sale or find someone to trade with. Thanks for your opinion.