Mine are all messed up looking too, and I know lots of you folks ride more then I do. My solution is to just look higher on the bike, out of sight out of mind right? Seriously though, it bugs me too, and magic eraser works well until the next couple rides when it all comes back. I just try hard to ignore it, can't see it while riding anyway I guess. I have noticed the Sidi boots I bought are worse then the Cortech ones I had, but the Sidi have a plastic heel piece where as the Cortech were all leather.