OK - so I was able to grab a quick 9 holes on Monday morning. The best part about the 1/2 round were those shoes! Seriously - I don't think I hit the ball that badly all year!! But, other than the fact that I nearly shattered my pinky toe last week, and it was still hurting when I played, my feet were quite comfortable. The walk was quite enjoyable.
I did score a rare, legit par on one of the holes, and I managed 3 consecutive good swings on a par 5. I can't tell you how much of a minor miracle that is for me! So I'll attribute it to the shoes! :)