I wear Thorlo and Jobst socks--both are relatively expensive, but last a very long time. Jobst, which are diabetes socks, are available at my diabetes pharmacy in different colors. As for shoes, I like Saucony running and walking shoes, which have a larger toebed and slightly smaller heel, which works for me. Saucony comes in different shoes for different types of feet--under- or over-pronators, and neutral. A good place to get Thorlos and Sauconys (and other brands of good socks and athletic shoes) are from roadrunnersports.com. When I was dx'd, I had somewhat problem feet; good foot creams, and good shoes and socks have made all the difference.