Wow, you sound very obsessive about the looks and cleanliness of your tennis shoes. I, on the other hand, NEVER clean my tennis shoes. The "battle scars" on my shoes don't bother me in the least.
BTW, they use mesh to make the shoes lighter in weight. The Vapor line is marketed as a lightweight performance shoe, not a durability shoe. That's why they don't have a 6-month warranty.
"You CANNOT be serious!!"