The Wilderness Systems Padded Foot Pedals are molded pliable rubber foot pedal pads that replace existing foot pedals and enhance paddling comfort, particularly on ruddered kayaks where foot pressure is a constant discomfort. Firm enough to maintain "feel" and control of the kayak, but soft enough to pamper the paddler's feet. The comfort of seating systems has evolved tremendously over recently, now it's your "dog's"turn.
While, I agree that these pedals are a bit pricey. They are a good product. I used mine under very harsh conditions and got close to three years of heavy use before they failed. The stop pins went first, than came the rubber. Don't forget to use uv Protestant it will extend the life of them. Going to order my second pair today.
While I'm not sure that they are $35 worth, they do make a big difference. I was skeptical about how much of a difference these would make, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much of a difference they made in comfort. I struggled a bit on the rating between 4 or 5 stars. I landed on 4 since I think the comfort gain to cost is just a little off.