I wish for you to find the best shoes for your feet and that you will always realize how important it is for you to take the best care possible of your feet.
I learned the hard way that I only have two feet to last me for my entire life. For the first 10 years of nursing I wore good athletic shoes (Rebock, Avia, New Balance). Then, a nursing brand like NurseMates came out with some really cute shoes, so I wore them. After about 6 months my feet were aching when I got off work and I would feel pain in the bottom of both feet while trying to go to sleep. I believe this was when my plantar fasciatis was happening. I ended up having to stop working for about a year because of it. I can remember crying tears of pain as well as anger one night when I had to crawl on my hands and knees to go to the bathroom because walking on my feet was so painful. (Stretching before getting out of bed, 2 minutes of ice packs to the bottom of my feet before bedtime, and wearing good New Balance shoes at all times eventually cured me.) I have worn New Balance shoes since returning to work but recently got two pair of Dansko
shoes which I find even more comfortable. My sister had the same foot problem as I did and she now swears by Dansko's... I think I have a rather high arch and that this has contributed to my problems in the past. Thankfully I am pain free now and hope to stay that way.
I also suggest that if you choose leather shoes, buy at least two pair so you can let one pair rest for 24 hours before wearing them; this will help them keep their shape much longer. Also, be sure not to wear your shoes after they are too old since the support becomes less effective over time.
Best wishes for "Happy Feet" for us all!!!