They do take some getting used to. Suggested to wear them no more than 1-2 hours the first few times. They're made to go running, too. Hmm, not sure about that! I would have to REALLY get used to them before that would happen. I've been wearing them today and my toes are a bit numb. I think they actually might straighten out my crazy pinky toes!!! What can I say, I'm spunky and like fun shoes!!!