So I have been seeing a lot of people wearing the Five Finger shoes lately. Yesterday I was waiting to get a massage and the guy in the waiting room was wearing them, which sparked a conversation. I asked him if he liked them and he went on and on about how they have helped him with his running. I guess his knees and ankles were hurting really bad so he stopped running. He said once he started wearing these shoes, he was able to run without pain. I read a lot of reviews - positive and negative, but a lot of people said they helped their knees. So I bought a pair - I'm hoping they will help me get over the pain of running. I have tried to do the Couch to 5k program about 4 billion times and I always fail. The pain is too much and the program moves too fast for someone my size. I have decided to start again. I will run on the treadmill, 3x a week, with the shoes on. Instead of doing the couch to 5k program in 9 weeks like it is made, I am going to do it in 9 months. Instead of taking a week for each section, I am going to do it for a month. I am in no hurry to run and I don't want to hurt myself, so I am way less pressured by this plan!