I've always had really high arches, and never the right shoes, so my feet have always hurt. Then, in May, I got ankle surgery to repair torn cartilage, and there was some nerve damage, so I've been in A LOT of pain. Then I bought Skechers Women's Shape Ups - Strength Fitness Walking Sneakers. I'm in heaven, the reduction of impact when you step is mind blowing. I can not believe how good they feel.