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Never seen before damage on shoes

kungapa

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I bought decently high end pair of shoes two weeks ago here in Argentina from Rossi y Caruso. They have seen decently heavy use. Nothing extreme, but use every other day or so. However, while walking around town I noticed a small fleck on one of the shoes, in a crease. Given the discoloration, at first I thought it was some lit cigarette ash that had gotten on the shoe, so I tried to wipe it off. However, it kept on growing throughout the crease, and when the other shoe also started to show signs of the same problem, I figured that ash was not the cause. Has anyone seen this before? What can be done? Just some polish and It'll be fine, or should I go back with them? I am in Buenos Aires for another two days, and could go back. However, I'd rather spend my days doing other things. Pic:
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(edit: bad title - shoe damage I have never seen before)
 

ter1413

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Originally Posted by rebel222
Look like a problem caused by cheap leather.

+1
 

Agatha Crusty

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It looks like fungus on the leather. I'd take them back and solve the problem immediately.
 

kungapa

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Took them back and got them exchanged with no hassle.
 

Joenobody0

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Originally Posted by Agatha Crusty
It looks like fungus on the leather. I'd take them back and solve the problem immediately.

It does look like some sort of mold. I wouldn't put my foot in that shoe!
 

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