I found the HiFiMans to be just slightly harder than the Shure pads, which seem to be buttery soft. If you have large ears the HiFiMan have a larger opening.
One thing with both these replacements - they install best over the ear cup instead of squeezing the edge between the very narrow gap. You will see. And with the HiFiMan the looks are good, and look like they are factory. The Shure has white stitching which then become visible. I don't think it looks bad but mentioning it for a FYI. Oh, and the Shure costs $14 here in the US.
I have posted these pics earlier so go back and look at the difference in the two pads. The last point is the HiFiMan pads need no additional spacer (such as paper towel) as their depth is good.
Let me know what you think when they arrive.