One of the saddest things about having arthritic feet is that you can't wear shoes (sigh).
Not that I was a great buyer of shoes even in my youth. I wasn't, because my feet are not easy to fit.
But I did enjoy wearing the highest heels possible, even though I was 5' 9 and a half inches tall in my bare feet. Very important, by the way, not to forget the half inch.
I've shrunk a bit now, but still tall.