More recently I have caught myself curling my toes into each other. I think this is something that I have always done, but feel it happens more since I started running barefoot/minimal. Maybe this is something to do with my feet feeling tired of being sedentary(since it always happens after a period of sitting or resting). I have also caught myself curling the toes while sleeping.
Before barefoot/minimalist running I would curl my toes in certain
situations, specifically panicky ones, like almost getting in a car
wreck. I still kind of do it now, but I think I do it moreso for the
restlessness feeling in my feet.
To conclude, I think since I have started barefoot/minimalist running
my feet want to do more. I have activated the practically sedentary
muscles. When I become sedentary I am reminded that they want to work!
There really isn’t much scientific evidence in my logic. Hopefully
someone can possibly explain it better. Maybe I will post this on a
forum or something.