Still ... for me, nothing beats really bare feet on grass, or warm dry soil. (Actually, on wooden floors amd carpets, too - I am barefoot most of the time at home, though I often wear slippers in the kitchen, which has tiled floor).
....I thought we were talking about VFF guilty pleasures.
I think my feet look about the same. Maybe a slight difference in the arches, but the main thing I've noticed is that my ankles seem to ALWAYS be swollen. But they aren't swollen, they just appear that way.
You know, the Classics/Sprints/KSO's are nice and all for the "barefoot" experience. But, now that VFF has seen great success in these shoes, I don't see a problem with venturing into territory that has long been dominated by Nike/Adidas/Reebok etc. I wear alll types of shoes for different sports/athletic activities (Tennis, cycling, beach lounging). I am totally pumped about the Komodos because they will potentially replace some of the other shoes in my line-up and give me a more healthy platform (heel to toe drop/toe flex) and besides, they look BADASS!! The afore-mentioned "original" finger shoes aren't going anywhere. This is just a way for VFF to compete in a different (better?) way with the big boys. IMHO.
I had to be patient with my first pair of KSO's. It used to take about 5 minutes per foot. Just the other day though, I slipped my feet into them as if they were flip flops and just had to pull up the heel. It helps too if your feet are clean and dry.
So my life has been continually changing since the shoe conversion I did the Gladiator Mud Run in Lake Elsinore, CA over the weekend (something I barely considered doing before VFF's came into my life). I ran in my KSO's and they rocked! Didn't see any other 5's but I heard a few whispers from people saying, "He's got the shoes I want". My results: Overall-111 of 1390, Men-97 of 689, Age (35-39)-9 of 94...I ran a 9:06 pace. Disappointed with the pace but considering obstacles, not bad I guess.