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Cordovan/ Alden/ Allen Edmonds

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Is cordovan worth it, and what is the real advantage? Is it durability, shine, status, or something else?

I will be purchasing either the Alden full strap slip on, or the Allen Edmonds Randolph. The shoes look almost identical and are both available in calf and cordovan. I'd like recomendations on either of these shoes, and the pros and cons (if any) on cordovan. Links to each shoe below.

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This is a great discussion. I wear both shell and calf. I prefer the shell for the reasons noted above. They look and feel unique and substantial. While I believe you cannot go wrong with AE or Alden, I have to say I like my Aldens better. However, both are great shoes with loyal customers and I will purchase both in the future.
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