I must admit, I too dislike excessive creases in shoes, but they are inevitable. The flash on my camera seemingly accentuated them. The great thing is when the shoes are on my feet the creasing is barely visible (see group shot). Signs of quality leather. But I buy shoes to wear--alot.
How about these...........bespoke Peter Limmer hiking boots circa 1978, on the second pair of soles, easily 5,000 miles, trod on 3 continents......still going strong.
Those are fantastic! I think I saw that pic before, maybe on another forum? Limmer has been in the back of my mind for a while. I like the idea of hardcore boots that with proper care will outlast the owner. Lifetime boots!