Nothing should ever change with these, they are definition of classic skate shoes. Low profile, little shock absorption, and maximum board feel. The "Classic" feel. Yes, durability is in question a bit. However, for the price, nobody has much room to complain. If you are switch flipping ten stairs in these of course your feet will hurt. I don't know anyone back in the day these were created that would even know what a switch flip is. Enough for my rant. Just remember these are for classic skating (i.e. flatland, cruising, and kickers), not stairs. Fits true to size and will stretch a bit due to the canvas material. So, if it feels a little tight in the beginning don't worry.