Several years ago I developed a neuroma (pinched nerve) between my 3rd & 4th metatarsal in my left foot. I'd been wearing tactical boots every day and I think these caused the inflammation in my foot. Wearing small raised pads out of felt that "separated" the bones in my feet greatly helped, and the neuroma healed.
Fast forward to present, and I've been wearing my VFF's for about a year now (give or take days when I'd wear flip flops or a low-heeled shoe to work). Over the past week, I've noticed that same pain in my foot when I wear regular shoes, but in the right foot. But when I wear my Vibrams, the pain is nonexistent.
Has wearing the Vibrams gotten my feet accustomed to naturally spreading out when I walk? And now when I wear dress shoes I get that pinched nerve sensation. Has anyone ever experienced this? The few dress shoes I wear aren't restrictive, have elastic to "hold" the foot in place, and are cushioned.