I dunno, I think most athletic-inspired sneakers would be pretty ugly done with shoe leather--their appeal is often in the colorways and cuts that would be unfeasible with anything other than the garment-quality or synth leather they use. Suede seems to be the exception.
As I'm guessing you've seen, some companies make indoor soccer shoes with kangaroo leather, which is nice. This samba
is slightly modified from the classic, and features kangaroo leather.
Edit: As VMan astutely points out below, there are a good number of (ahem, ugly) sneaker/shoe hybrids that probably use quality leather. Lance at VCH
has a new shipment of Certos, and some other shoes that fit the bill. Design appeal varies