I am a swimmer. Running, light hiking and even walking has been terribly painful for so long that I never took up any sport or exercise on my feet. I inherited whatever it is that conspires with modern footwear to cause bad bunions and I have had them since at least junior high. I love getting out and if it wasn't for the pain I would have hiked the world by now, but have always been hesitant to get out much for fear of pain. I bought some vff classics the other day and went out for the first walk/hike that didn't cause shin and foot pain in I-don't-know-how-long. It is so great, I am so happy with them.
There is one problem. I think I have to get a bigger size! My toes feel too tight now after a few days of use. Is this a typical breaking in issue? Or do feet change once using vffs??
HOw do they feel tight? Are they pushing against the end of the toe pocket or just tight on the sides? What are your foot measurements and VFF size? What color did you get? They will stretch a little as you break them in and feet do change as a result of VFF use, but it takes time for that.