I found there is a spot on the upper of left shoe, which looks like it was damaged by something, and thus broke the texture of it.
Unfortunately, Shopbop does not see it as defective, but more likely to be "just the different texture of the fabric, and it is normal for it to be uneven just different texture of the leather".
If so, it means that the leather or the tanning process of this product is bad and thus allowed the same leather has a circle of different texture.
I have been buying leather shoes for so many years, from $100 to $700, and yet have not seen any upper leather as terrible as this.
From my opinion, this product does not worth either $148 USD, even though it was marked as "made in Italy".
Your money could have better use than spend on this.