Ok, so I've moved off the treadmill, out the door and kicked off my VFF's about 2 weeks ago (right about the time I signed on here). Since then, I've done about 20 miles barefoot and LOVE the way it feels - both on my feet and just the "being outside" part. BUT... I'm finding that I am getting the tell-tale blisters on the balls of my feet behind my 2nd toe, presumably from pushing off. It doesn't seem to matter what foot strike I use and I've tried adjusting my cadence. Even today I was consciously trying *not* to push off, but still ended up with the blisters anyways. As simple and obvious as the "just lift your foot, don't push off" advice is, what I'm doing/trying so far doesn't seem to be working. From what I can tell while running (at least what I know to pay attention to), I'm already doing that. With that in mind, anyone have any suggestions as to how I can start to break the habit of pushing off - things to pay attention to, etc? I'm all ears.