Hello, I'm not really a barefoot runner at all, but I've been wearing minimalist shoes for three years. For the last two years I've used only merrel vapor glove 2 for absolutely everything. I used to walk a lot, at least 5-10km daily to the university, work, gym... and I used to do a lot of hikes with them. At the end of august I did a long hike backpacking of around 300km and at the end of the way I had a pretty bad sharp pain over the top of the feet in the right and some pain on the left. I only had around 20km left for the goal so I went to a Physiotherapist and after an hour massaging around the posterior tibialis I had some relief and I could walk 10 of the 20km's. After finishing that trip I went to my parents home to rest, always barefoot and not walking. The pain didn't go away. After 20 days I went to a doctor and after having X-ray I saw that I broke the 3rd metatarsal in half and it was starting to heal, not completely straight, but there were some soft callouses forming around it. He didn't put me in a boot or anything, he just told me to not move much... I had to return to were I live and basically I've not walked more than 2-3km/s to go grocery shopping every two or three days and even a whole week just staying at home but I've developed more pain over the top of the other foot, (not the fractured one). After reading a lot here, specially the one of the mortons toe fellowship (or something like that) I ended up with the conclusion that I actually have a mortons toe, because I used to have callouses under the second met. Am I wrong? Here are some photos: Right foot: Left foot: I don't know if I draw those lines how it's supposed to be (and I'd be lucky...) or I did it wrong and it's a mortons foot. I tried the quick patch of putting a pad, or as the books mentioned in the other post says, a coin under the 1st met and it seems like I gain a lot of stability in the feet and less TOFP... Sorry that my feet was too dirty: Does it confirm that I'll always have to wear such and orthotic for everything? Is a "natural" way to bring down the 1st met? When I read a lot of the people talking about this, they say they just have to put the pad to run, but in my case I just want to walk in my daily life not in pain and do some backpacking... I don't know if it helps for anything, but I'm 22 years old. I'd appreciate any advice, thank's a lot.