These shoes are so comfortable, never any problems, blisters, or rubbing. I use them for both my mountain bike and road bike (same pedals). After 8+ years, and over 15,000 miles of riding, they are in almost perfect condition- no holes, no broken buckles, great soles, and look good. However, they are finally starting to stretch out a little and are becoming too spacious. Time for a new pair. Expensive, but a great investment that lasts for years.