I have had my Bare Access for well over 6 months now, probably closer to 9. I had some problems with the transition from full-cushion shoes to the barefoot shoes mainly because I was a bit cavalier and impatient. Now I have made the change and am running up 8 to 10 km with my Bare Access and have had no problems with the shoes. They have probably gone close to 80 miles and some of that running is done when the temperature is -20C. My next pair is going to be the Flux Glove.