This is my issue with Chromexcel on a work shoe/boot. These shoes were perfect when I left the house this morning, this was from holding a door open with my foot as I rolled a cart in. My old redwings never would have even shown it, and even my AE Leeds would barely show a blip. I was a big fan of Chromexcel when I got my 1k's as it's so soft and yummy feeling but wears like shit if you actually try to keep your boots presentable. If you want that aged fast weekend warrior look, then it's great, but this kind of scuff by 8am with a whole day to go is unacceptable.
Again, and i'm not advocating CXL one way or the other, but I LIKE that it shows scuffing because as the boots wear and they are treated from time to time, the leather scuffs blend in with the boot and u never knew it was there. Most of my big scuffs I can rub out with my finger and some light brushing. I think CXL is fine for a "light-moderate" work boot environment, but ymmv. And I work and wear them 5 days a week for 4-6 hours a day. I think CXL gets a bad rap for this and its just preference when building a boot.