I have found the sole on these to be a bit brittle. I'm no my second season but last year I didn't ride as much as I'd like because of a cracked frame. At any rate, my pedals have dug a hole in the sole within the first season. Now Chromag pedal pins are long and nasty but I would expect the sole to cope better. With that said, I'll soon refill the hole with Shoe Goo and they'll be good to go for another while.