However, heels are disaster for me. I respond best to Birks. Also to Eastlands (when I don't feel like wearing my $100 slippers outside the condo). I have a pair of Reeboks with tremendous arch support that also feel okay for an hour or two. Shoe types that are working best for my foot type seem to: 1) provide strong arch support; 2) Keep my foot at approximately a 90 degree angle; 3) maintain a fairly hard, flat footbed surface. I used to really care about having pretty shoes. Now -- if I can find shoes that allow me to go to the library for 1/2 hour or do grocery shopping without having to sit down midway through -- it's a victory. I could care less what they look like. Personally, I'm starting to think Birks are the most beautiful shoes I have ever seen.