How much foot spread to expect with pregnancy after running barefoot?

Discussion in 'Gear & Footwear' started by leyn, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. leyn

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    Dec 16, 2017
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    EDIT: I've moved this post to the health forum - just because I'll ultimately be buying shoes doesn't mean it's appropriate here.

    There's a 2011 thread speculating that because barefoot runners' feet are already 'unbound', they might not spread as much as conventionally shod women's might during pregnancy:

    Does anyone have any personal experience with this? Or any new research?

    I'm currently 3 months pregnant, have been running barefoot for 2 years, and am looking at buying expensive new technical boots for a non-running hobby (made more complicated by my now extra-gnarly feet). It'd be great to be able to guess whether I'm buying new boots for only the next few months vs the next few years, and adjust my effort/budget accordingly.

    Many thanks for any advice.

    #1 leyn, Jan 15, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2018

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