Well, in essence I have only been running barefoot for a year. So no, I do not think this has changed my foot shape.
But, I have been stepping around barefoot for many years. I have a twin brother, who has the same feet as me. But then he has the same upbringing too….although he does not run.
I referred earlier on to my wide feet and my high arches. As I have plenty of people asking me if foot shape is applicable.
Well honestly I could not tell you. I can only tell you about my real barefoot. Certainly I would say my natural foot shape plays a large part, as I automatically fore foot step into my strides, a major plus in bare foot running. I also seem to have a very good foot structure and foot placement.
Remember, I have not been running previously for over 30 years, so my feet have not been trained/formed to run in running shoes either.
Additionally I have a vague 30 year old memory of my running coach making us plaster stones to the heels of our feet and prance up and down the track…Honestly cannot tell if that is a nightmare or a real memory…
A note on the photo…this is NOT my foot in a mirror. This is my two feet together with a clipboard between them..If you look closely you will see a very slight difference in the arches.