Couldnt agree more.
For a company that theoretically only makes 1500 pairs a year that means that the russian leather accounts for very few pairs overall.
Clearly there is a quality problem as there are a handful of people that have already mentioned this problem on this thread alone (i dont know how many other have had this issue, maybe none but probably not).
While quality issues are less tolerated when you are selling 1500 USD shoes, they can happen, as no one is perfect.
However burying your head in the sand and pretending is not there is the biggest problem here. Thats unacceptable an unacceptable business practice when you are trying to sell luxury goods. You need to be willing to stand behind your products and try to fix the problem.
Also when people post "hey my pair looks fine" that does not mean there is no problem at all, it just means that probably not every pair is defective or has an issue. But even if a few have a problem (like Moosic) thats too much at this price range and taking into account how few Russian leather shoes StCs makes a year.
But again the biggest issue here is the unwillingness to admit there is an issue in the first place
I have a couple pairs in FUN and I would agree that it shows much much more wear than the average leather but is no where near as bad as russian calf.
As an earlier poster mentioned G&G has shoes in this leather and they don''t have the same issues. Beyond that when shoes look as poorly as these after just 3 wears there is a real quality issue. I will post my pair when I return from traveling next week.