I can wear slip-ons that have a small heel or lift to the sole and I wear leather orthotics in my tie shoes. I cured my foot pain with rubber band therapy, orthotics, and Finn shoes. After years of spinal stenosis, I had surgery and can bend over slowly and carefully but can't walk far without tightening and maybe some pain. Yes, I have some neuropathy but we think it is from spinal surgery nerve damage. I can't sit for very long. I just keep working on it.
At age 83, I may never get back to "normal", whatever that is supposed to be, but I do well on wide width, expensive shoes, mainly Finn, German, and SAS, American made shoes. I can wear SAS sandals for a while in the summer. My Finn slip-on shoes have a wedge sole, more than an inch lift, maybe.Dorisena