So, I have been sticking my toe back into the water running wise this year. As it has warmed last few weeks, been doing most of it barefoot. run a little, walk a little. I really like the barefoot feel. Picked up a thorn or something that I had to dig out of my foot, so I thought I would try some VFFs for protection. There is a good amount of glass in the areas I run and I figured it is just a matter of time before I do some damage. Anyway, I did 3 miles last night in the VFFs. They don't give that nice barefoot feeling, but it does still make me land in the way I want to, (not on my heel). Also, they allowed me to lift my head up a little and not have to inspect the ground as much. So far so good.