1) So far so good. My transition to my VFFs have been pretty non eventful thanks to the advice of minimalist running sites. I feel like I can run much farther but I'm forcing myself to stick with the schedule of only running every other day and by increasing the mileage by 1/8 of a mile so that I don't get injured. I'm hoping that I still like running in them in a couple months because I'm thinking about running in these shoes for a long time. I'm interested in how the shoes (and your feet) will hold up after running some longer distances. I have a friend who, in these shoes, ran the Army Ten Miler last weekend and is going to run the Marine Corp Marathon this Saturday. She hasn't complained about any abnormal pains so that is encouraging.