I have seen quotes from various rabbis, the oldest dating back to the Ari Z"L that state that we are in the ikve d'Moshiach (the heels of the Messiah). Ostensibly that was meant to convey that Moshiach was coming soon. However, that doesn't seem to be the case.
This leads me to two possibilities either A)all those Rabbis were wrong or B)that term doesn't mean what I thought it meant.
Assuming we go with B) are there other possible meaning to the ikvei d'Moshiach?