Suffering from a pain in the arches .Police man's heel as they call it but I wounder if you can help. Besides exercises for the foot and/or rest it seems you can either place supportive inserts in your shoes or get shoes that help your feet to be aligned more correctly. Online there are several firms claiming their shoes do this such as Merrell, Ecco and Padders. from experience buying online can be hit and miss with shoes, no two pairs of shoes are the same...although one would think they would be. Has any one bought shoes like this to help this condition.or failing that would I need to go to a specialist shop and be measured and have a pair especially made? i live in London so I can travel there but i wonder if any of you have heard/can recommend a shop that might help. Also as i want to do walking some advice please. I have a pair of fell boots but found that now,due to my fallen arches thingy, the dont seem to support my feet. I need new walking boots and although I can get cheap ones my feet are something I will spend money on.I need 2 sorts .One for walking over flat land and roads. The other over coastal type paths which require a more rigid sole.....as i found out to my pain last year. Amazing how much the rock projections hurt! I might add that as I suffer from swollen ankle occasionally high boots can be difficult to put on. So any advice on this would be welcome as well...god combined to knees wearing out I am becoming a wreck.