I do have problem feet and also live in NYC, so I have to walk a lot. Constantly on the look-out for comfortable shoes that do not look like grandma's (even though I'm old enough to be one). I think these shoes are super super cute...kind of have a mid-century modern appeal with the different colored rectangle shapes - but they just did not have the arch support that I, personally, need. It's a shame because, with the cork soles, they might have been very good for walking the pavement. I have to send them back.