Further to last night's post, as requested, I provide a review of my first run in the Vivo Eclipse running sandal, which is certainly favourable, rather than mixed.
An easy two mile run, as I didn't wish to run too far in them (being a first outing).
Felt incredibly comfortable throughout, with no discomfort or niggles in the legs, but did receive a few stares of bewilderment from those I passed (sadly, no runners).
Nice natural movement in the feet and toes which felt strong and able of continuing beyond the two miles that I covered, as the sandals remained securely upon my feet, with little to no adjustment required.
Only criticism thus far, which I trust is simply a teething issue until I get the tension correct, is that the skin at the base of big toe/second toe on my right foot felt a little tender. The left foot, however, was absolutely fine with no rubbing or irritation.
Upon examination afterwards, a smaller blister may develop, but this I can live with, as it'll be my first of the year. Two hours post-run, the tenderness has subsided (but coconut oil has been applied), so I may be fortunate.
On reflection, I put the tenderness down to descending hills, as I felt the base of the toe post rubbing against the skin. Running on the flat and climbing hills caused no issue.
For my next run (Saturday), I'll cover the area of skin and the toe post thoroughly with BodyGlide, to reduce friction, in addition to adjusting the tension, to see if a difference is made.