Just saying hi. Got my KSOs in on Friday and love them so much I've ordered a second pair. I actually 'stumbled' across these while reading a review for a pair of socks at Amazon. A google search later and my curiosity took off 'running'. I'm just starting to get back into working out and really want to make this a permanent lifestyle change. One thing that really spurred my curiosity on is that shortly before I fell off the running wagon I tried running in my socks and I remembered how natural it felt. Another review I came across mentioned a history of shin-splints until he switched to VFFs; as I've also had to deal with shin-splints regularly and numerous other finds on the web, well, all of this was making a lot of sense to me. Anyways, I figured since I'm started out all over again I might as well do it right and 'jump in with both feet'. I've never been this excited about a pair of, well, foot-coverings, as these aren't exactly shoes.
I cross-country ski so I think my calf muscles are fairly well developed, but my run on a treadmill with these yesterday revealed some interesting pain in locations I've not noticed before. Fortunately I don't seem to be a heavy heal lander in the first place as I've read some people have done a little bruising to their heels, which apparently is not something that 'heals' quickly.
Oh, I'm an M-41. Hello all