I was comparing Shimano PD-5800 and the newer PR-7000 SPD-SL pedals. Judging from the metal contact plate on them, the newer model seems to have a far smaller contact surface area.
Is this correct judgment or are the metal plates only part of contact area?
PD-5800 SPD-SL pedals-
Newer PD-7000 SPD-SL pedals-