I must disagree. I find that the FJ Customer Service is second to none. And the product is by far the best in class. The 1 year that you get in the UK has a lot to do with the weather conditions and the fact that 95% of all the golf played there is on foot. Here in the US most of the golf is played in buggies. this puts a lot less wear and tear on the shoes. Our climate is also a LOT dryer. When you play a lot in the predominantly wet conditions your shoes take a real beating.
Most of us here have quite a few pair of golf shoes that we cycle through our play days. I personally do not wear the same pair of shoes more than every 4-5 days. this gives the leather plenty of time to fully dry out. I know when I play in Scotland I usually bring 5 pair of shoes for a 3-4 week trip. They get rotated during the stay as I play every day, rain or shine.
It is also very important that you take proper care of your shoes. don't leave them in your boot after a round, take then in the house. Wipe the outside off to remove dirt and moisture. Put cedar shoe trees in them to promote proper drying and for shape retention.
Depending on how often you play, 2 pair of golf shoes is just not enough in the UK. I have friends there that play 3-4 times a week and have found that by putting a 3rd or 4th pair of shoes in the rotation that the shoes last more than twice as long.
I currently have 20 pair of ICONs and a number of pair of Contours and older Classic Dry premier shoes from FootJoy. Some of my shoes are well over 10 years old and still look like they are almost new. These can have well over 100 rounds, mostly walking, on them.