Woe is me. I ordered a pair of cordovan trainers from Epaulett in November and finally received them. But unfortunately, the heel counter seam was utterly botched in manufacturing. Given that these had a six-month turnaround time, I'm sure an exchange isn't an option. Haven't heard back from them yet...
Please spare me any "this is what happens" commentary. I wanted cordovan trainers.
But is there any hope of repair if I find someone good?
From what I can see it looks like the leather has torn. If that is the case then in my opinion a good repair isn't possible. Some one could stitch over the top to prevent further damage but it would look awful. I'd probably just leave as is and rely on your pant length to cover it.