Its been discussed in the past that the removal of the inner top eyelet hardware helps to alleviate possible uncomfortable annoyances of the Vapor 6. I've lived with small gripes with my Oreos because of my obsession with their looks, and also I do enjoy the low to the ground tight feel of them. The support is unmatched. But, I have lived with the eyelet pains for a while but never went thru with removing them because I'm fat and lazy and prefer tennis over surgery on shoes. Well I did today and glad I did. If you feel any weird pain on your inner right foot from the eyelets remove them NOW. The parts consist of a clear hard plastic round clip holder of the eyelet that sits on the inside part of the lacing hole: always remove this first with your needle nose pliers then the black part pops out. The little black hardcore steel bullet like eyelet piece, this is the real harm of this setup. The black piece is the cause of all the drama, its poor design, it needs to be re-engineered in the V8. Heres some pics.