need to get shoes wide enough for your feet

You also need to get shoes wide enough for your feet. Soft, pliable leather and wide shoes will feel very comfortably right out of the box. Socks are very important as well, so wear a good pair of wool socks or a wool/cotton blend. I like wool because it wicks the moisture away but does not absorb odors. If wool makes your skin itch then use a thick cotton sock.