I had a pair of hellions in the beginning of the year and the cheap liner that covers the shoe cracked all the way accross the shoe where the shoe bends when walking in two months. Pretty disappointing for a 200 plus dollar shoe . This shoe got returned to M.E.C. Immmediatly. I hope other distributors would honor such sales.I had this similar issue with free rider pro's.  I have found with shoes u are always going to hit a rock, get caught on a root etc and now look for shoes that are stitched ,not glued and made of durable material. I have noticed in the clipless world most shoes seem to be made more durable. I am now running five ten kestrel  for 10 months and they have put up with much abuse are stitched and durable.Just my 2 cents.