Help me find pretty, comfortable women's shoes that don't kill my problematic feet.
So, my feet are various sorts of messed up. Apparently, my arches are high, I put too much pressure on the ball of my foot, and I have three hammertoes on each foot, with my little toes each slightly bent under the one next to it. I have a bone spur on the top of each foot and seems like one along the side because of the position of that little toe. I have seen a podiatrist (about six months ago) for tendinitis in a foot that has since resolved. She advised me to buy some Dr Scholl's inserts that I wear in most shoes.
If a shoe is comfy, I still often have to deal with my toes scraping the top, even if the toebox itself is wide. I don't even like shoes that are too wide, nor do I like shoes that are too narrow/pointy. My feet aren't wide, but I am a size 9, so I try to choose shoes that don't make my foot look visually longer.
I live in NYC, so I need something I can walk in. I bought these
cute Aerosoles low heeled pumps recently and they feel great on the bottom, but my toes rub against the top inside of the shoe, causing pain. I have moleskine pads stuck in there already that don't help enough. I bought those after the first rubbing/pain incident.
The only things I seem to be able to wear with near complete comfort are maryjanes and sneakers, or something with an open toe (which can still rub against the tops f my toes too, so it's no guarantee). I've also had the toe rubbing with maryjanes, actually. Even ballet flats that are otherwise comfortable can rub my toes to shreds. I can't wear thongs/flip flops or anything that goes between the toes because the skin will blister and crack.
But I'd like to wear pretty shoes that don't look like something my grandma would wear, perhaps a low heel, maybe a wedge, not always flats or sneakers. I don't like clogs, stiletto heels, or anything too extreme. Nothing chunky, no loafers, no moccasins, nothing too menswear-ish. I'm really girly, and for years, I wore dresses with socks and maryjanes or with sneakers because of these issues. I thought I was just super picky with shoes, but needing them to be comfy enough to walk a mile or two in was just the beginning.
I want things that look pretty with dresses and skirts, since I love wearing those, but also occasionally with jeans. I'd also need good professional/interview footwear. Warm weather should be okay since I can probably find good sandals, but I need closed-toe pretty shoes too.
I can't afford to get my toes fixed right now, so how to find comfortable, cute shoes or to make shoes that I do buy not kill my feet?