I have had shoe counseling to know about my specific foot shape and which shoes match my feet. And these days I have given up finding shoes which really fit my foot.
But in September I got a wake up call when I felt pain on my right foot. That September, I started walking over two hours every two days. It was simply fun, so I went a little overboard. One day I walked over three hours, and felt pain in the sole of my right foot. And I need three weeks to recover from it.
Instead of finding the best shoes, I started to rely on sockliners. Amazingly, there are a variety of sockliners which satisfy many types of use and purposes: walking, running, dancing ballet, only for protecting heels, etc.
Now I love customizing my shoes with sockliners and it makes me feel free. I like Sorbo DSIS series which is called an artificial muscle.