1. Your New Bootie
A fall staple, this bootie has a relatively low heel with a wide base to give your foot extra stability. It’s made from suede, so it’s got some stretch, plus there’s a removable microfiber-covered orthotic insert for extra comfort. “Sterling” bootie, $160 at vionicshoes.com.
2. Your New Flats
Get rid of all those bendy, formless ballet flats, stat. These leather-soled loafers will be more supportive, and the Italian leather will respond better to the form of your foot than synthetic materials. Modern Loafer, $170 at everlane.com.
3. Your New Walking Shoe
Gym shoes may feel good, but please wear them just where they’re intended for: the gym. For daily walking, invest in stylish shoes that’ll give you the support you need going to and from the Metro. These Cole Haan leather sneakers have a thick rubber sole for extra cushioning. Reiley tassel slip-on sneaker, $170 at colehaan.com.
4. Your New Black Pump
Replace stilettos with a low block heel for added stability, and avoid bunions by choosing a rounded front rather than pointed, which can crowd your toes. Loeffler Randall “Clara” block-heel pumps, $325 at nordstrom.com.