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Buy good shoes - the best you can afford - that have good foot support. But make absolutely sure that they fit well and are comfortable. Don't get stiff shoes - soft, crushable leather or even fabric is good because your feet will also swell. Go for a low heel unless you have a problem with the backs of your legs feeling a bit stretched (which is a symptom common to some fibromites.) In that case a slight heel - a wedge, perhaps - can relieve some of that pressure.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|