I wanted to take my turn in saying hello and let everyone know I'm downing the Kool-Aid in huge gulps! :-)
I just picked my first pair yesterday and went with the KSO, I've already have done my first (short!) run and all the comments did prepare me for what my calves would experience. I'm very excited to starting using my VFF's on my short recover runs then eventually for my tempo, speed and long runs. Ultimate goal is to be able to wear my KSO's once I get to Boston, big goal I know, but never been one not to challenge myself.
I had to relate my experience at the store, what a joy. Salesperson turned out to be store owner who owns (and frequently uses) several pairs. He uses for kayaking, running, hiking and all around use. It was a nice comfort to be able to discuss the VFF's with somebody with plenty of experience. Something else that he shared, which I found very interesting, he is having difficulty keeping them on the shelves! As it turns out one of his biggest customers is local military folks, if youre not familiar with the area around Pensacola, FL we do have a lot military here, particularly the Special Ops, Navy Seal types who absolutely love their VFFs. For me, professionals whose lives quite often depend on their equipment, there is no better endorsement.
Can't wait to share how my transition progresses and picking up tips from all the other postings.
I just felt like running. - Forrest