These are just like the originals but brand new. They should come with more mating Velcro patches for the helmet too though. That seems like an oversite especially for something so overpriced.
They feel soooo good on the cranium.
After my original pads wore out, I bought some aftermarket replacements on Amazon. Aside from not being as nice and costing more, they disintegrated after 4 months of daily use. These a recent great - the only way they could be better would be if new velcro were included.
The pads on the inside of bike helmets wear out - just a fact. When you have a helmet that fits just right, it is a pain to have to find a new one that fits as well, not to mention the additional cost just because the pads have deteriorated. These replacement pads are just the ticket.