So I picked up a pair of the (discontinued) Merrell True Glove for dirt cheap the other day. From what I can tell based on what I've read online, they're supposed to be the precursor of the more popular Road Glove and Flux Glove. They're certainly not as flexible or as breathable as the Trail Glove (which is my favorite running shoe of all-time). Still, for what I paid for them, they're decent enough kicks to work into my running shoe rotation. Been walking around with them for about two days now and did a quick 3k to break them in. I did notice, though, that the ankle collar really digs into my Achilles. So much so that I actually wore socks (a first for me in a Merrell Barefoot line shoe) to protect against the abrasion during my run. The abrasion was that bad (and I've built up some fairly calloused skin in that area, too). My question for those who've had more extensive experience with the True Glove: does the ankle collar "soften" over time, or will I just have to deal with it and wear socks whenever I use them for running?