Well, 12 months on and there's good and bad news with them. The uppers and inners are in great shape, even the laces. The soles, however, have had it, they've just started to leak where they've worn out. Apparently, this is unusual for Haix, according to Mr. Bane. This leads me to one of two conclusions either he's a lazy sod who contrary to his claims, spends a lot of time with his feet on a desk and is a stranger to hard work. Or he had a quiet word with Haix in a fit of pique over my well deserved winnings and had them send me a pair of seconds and kept the pukka ones for himself!