Got my first pair of Con-Flicts two years ago, still have the original Con-Flicts, they last a good long time! My Con-Flict 2.0 are put on when I need hard stuff to go down. They are just soft enough to really let you feel everything, but stiff enough to let you edge on crazy small chips and edges. So far while in the Con-Flict's I have never had my foot pop (That wasnt my direct fault of course) and blow a route. With these on, I know my feet will stay right where I put them.