I've always had high arches in my feet, but since starting barefoot running, they've popped up significantly to the point of ridiculous. After running for miles on pavement, I can see just a thin strip of dirt on the sole of my mid right foot and NOTHING on my mid left foot -- just the ball/toes and heel are dirty. When running, I can feel my heel touching down yet somehow the mid-part of my left foot does not. I assume at some point my foot will releax completely into each step, though as far as I can tell, my feet seem perfectly okay with this and I have no trouble with either of them. When walking, I make a completely normal footprint (though still obviously highly-arched). I've tested this by running and walking through puddles too. I'm going on the assumption that my foot is doing what it wants and needs to do, and I know that barefoot running increases the arch. But is such an extreme arch normal? I'm looking forward to a live barefoot clinic in another month, but wanted to go ahead and ask this question of the resident docs anyway. It's starting to concern me a bit. I'd like to prevent an injury if I am actually putting myself at risk. Thank you!