Long story short: I purchased a pair of Puma Speed Cats in Black / White suede, #30040603. The black color bled onto the white (shoes did not get wet and were only worn on three occasions). Thus, I returned the shoes guessing it was a manufactures defect. I then purchased the exact pair of shoes from another company (the company I originally purchased the first pair from ran out of my size) and the exact same thing happened. I assume that the shoes bled because of my sweat, or maybe it was a freak coincidence (unlikely). So, I called Puma's toll-free number and they said that a suede protector would prevent the bleeding from occurring. So, what should I do in the future? If I purchase another pair of Speed Cats, will suede protector prevent the problem? Ideas? Thoughts? Help. Jon.