My husband wants to buy a pair of VFFs for using with weight lifting. He plans to do no actual running training in them at all, but of course a fair amount of walking around the gym, lifting ect... He then wants to use them as his running shoe when he runs a PT test (1.5 miles) twice this year. Originally I thought it sounded like a terrible idea. No running training straight to 1.5 fast running. But after thinking about it, walking around and lifting 6 days a week might help strengthen the feet enough to not fracture something. I still think its probably a bad idea but I thought I'd send out he question to the more experienced ones and see what you all thought.