My mom used to have my snort warm, salted water (no more than tears, which is the same idea with the neti pot) when I was really little. I only remember doing this at our old house (moved when I was around 7? I think?) so I don't know what happened and why I stopped because I imagine it helped.
Dammit, this is the season for minimalist shoe sales, apparently. Zulily.com is having sales on VFF's today. The Sprint is only $35, but I don't know my size. The size chart estimates a 42. I guess I could tape-measure my feet tonight and make a good guess. Could always sell them on eBay if they don't fit, right?