Okay, I guess barefoot/minimalist runners can't be called "sheeple," but I've joined the ranks of VFF wearers. I was near an REI today and stopped in to try them on. I was lucky; they had my size (KSOs). I liked them so much more than I thought I would! I'm looking forward to running in them. My ZEMs were not holding well, so I'm glad these should last me through the winter and way beyond.