One of the things I really hate about my arthritis is that I can no longer wear the majority of cute shoes. When my PA was in remission, I was a high-heel fiend. Now that my feet have permanent damage, and my hips and knees are following suit, I am relegated to the world of "sensible shoes".
However, every now and then, it is possible to find cute shoes that also provide the needed support. Case in point, my new shoes (made necessary due to my 6 month old puppy destroying my trusty Skechers): Merrell Plaza Bandeau. They're not the best looking shoes in the world, but compared to the majority of "comfort" shoes, they're quite cute. And, they're oh so comfy--the heels are like little trampolines. Now, if only they made them in a dark brown, non-suede leather.