I got my shoes this weekend and double checked there where synthetic. They look and feel exactly like the leather ones.
Had an interesting chat with the guy at the shop, apparently they have to pay import duty on leather shoes and not synthetic ones. So most of the rock climbing shoes are starting to move away from leather. Which is why the old stock Red Chilli Spirits are leather and the new ones are synthetic.
Nice shoes maybe a little to advanced for me as they really crimp my toes, but they will stretch and I will get better.