So, I just got a new pair of smooth shoes, and they fit perfectly fine (other than having to punch my own holes into the straps because they were too loose). I have been trying to break them in for about 2 weeks because I have a competition at the end of october. They keep cutting my feet so bad though... Everytime I give me feet time to heal, wearing the shoes reopens my cuts... ive tried bandaids and socks (altho the socks make my shoes feel a little tight). the stains iit leaves in my shoes are gross too. :doh: anybody else get this problem? do u normally just fight thru it? i really want my feet and shoes to be in good shape for my competition.